Health and fitness
Carers UK – Carers Active Club
The Carers Active Hub is an online resource to help you to increase your activity levels and improve your health and wellbeing.
Based on insight from Carers UK members, this hub can help you overcome some of the barriers you may experience such as finding the time and motivation to take part in physical activity. It is continually refreshed and updated so check back regularly to see the latest inspiration and ideas.
You can pick and choose the areas you wish to explore:
- Health information – Key recommendations and how to get started
- Activity ideas – Inspiration and links to resources to help you find something you enjoy
- Carers’ stories – Carers who have been able to overcome barriers to get active
- Expert advice – Insight from health and social care professionals
You can also sign up to get the latest updates about Carers Active in your inbox.
Visit the Carers UK YouTube channel to view a series of activity and wellbeing videos designed to encourage carers to take part at home and be more active.
Richmond Card – discounted leisure subscription for carers
Richmond Council offer a range of membership options at Richmond’s sports and fitness centres. They offer an annual leisure subscription (a bolt-on to the Richmond Card Scheme), which gives carers a price discount on most of their fitness classes and activities. Carer Concessionary Richmond Cards are available at £8.50.
Benefits of an annual leisure subscription
Carers’ discounted prices include the following activities:
- Swimming admission
- Hydrotherapy Pool admission
- Gym admission
- Group Exercise Class admission
- Spin Studio Class Admission
- All Weather Pitch Hire
- Sports centre casual hire
Using a fitness suite (gym)
You don’t need to be a member to use Richmond’s leisure centres, you are welcome to attend on a pay as you go basis. However, to use any of Richmond Council’s fitness suites, you must have a Feel Good Fitness membership.
Watch the promotional video giving reasons to join Feel Good Fitness.