Coronavirus updates for mental and physical health and well-being

Local Provision

Get Newham Moving

On 1st February Newham Council in partnership with activeNewham launched Get Newham Moving, FREE, fun, low impact sessions to keep you moving at home.  The 12 week programme has something for everyone. There is even have a virtual coffee morning where you can speak to activeNewham’s Community Activation Team to find out more about other activities you can access from home. 

Active Newham Timetable programme (PDF)

To sign up, please visit https://activenewham.eventbrite.co.uk

Our Parks

Are running a range of fun online indoor activity sessions to help get you moving. Including:

Couch to Fitness
A free 9-week Fitness programme aimed at all levels. Sessions are 30 minutes, with high, medium and low variations of each exercise. Parkers can work through the programme at their own speed.

Couch to Bhangra
This is a free 4-week online programme of bhangra style workouts, aimed at keeping physically active at home.

Couch to Family Fit
This is a free 4-week online programme aimed at keeping families physically active at home.

Verses Arthritis

Verses Arthritis
A 12 week exercise programme ‘Let’s Move with Leon’ for people with arthritis who want more movement in their lives.

Forest Gates Community Neighbourhood Centre’s Get Active Get Healthy Programme

Sign up for the 10-week online programme of activities for adults 55+. Sessions will commence on 4th November. Sign up over email or phone. Once you have signed up you will be sent details on how to log into zoom. 

  • Tai Chi - Wednesdays, 12-1pm
  • Chair Based Exercise – Fridays, 11-12noon 

For more information and to enrol please contact Forest Gate Community Neighbourhood Team on 0203 373 0856 or email [email protected]   

Green Street Community Neighbourhood Centre’s Online Physical Activity Programme

Please see details below of the sessions that are taking place:

  • Pilates – Mondays, 12:45-1:45pm (women only)
  • Yoga – Tuesdays, 10-11am (women only)
  • Fitness session – Wednesdays, 11am-12noon (women only)
  • HIT session – Wednesdays, 7-8pm (mixed)
  • Fitness session – Fridays, 9:30-10:30am (women only)
  • Zumba - Tuesdays, 1-2pm  (women’s only). Starting 26th January.

For more information or to enrol please email Fathema Rahaman, Community Neighbourhood Senior Officer.

Plaistow Community Neighbourhood Centre’s Get Active Get Healthy Programme

For more information, please call 020 3373 0859 or email [email protected]

University of East London

The University have produced a number of physical activity classes you can access online. More classes will be added on a regular basis.

West Ham United Foundation 

West Ham’s YouTube Channel has a wide variety of subtitled workouts to share. 

The East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) 

ELFT are running a number of virtual sessions as part of their Fitness & Recovery programme for residents under ELFTs Mental Health Services or Community Health Services including those under primary care (GP) with a Mental Health diagnosis.  The programme is also open to NHS staff in Newham, Tower Hamlets, City & Hackney.

Click here to download the programme (PDF).

These inclusive sessions which have been running since April, are adapted according to the audience.

If you would like to get involved in the Fitness & Recover programme, please contact Marica Wainner.