Physical Activity and Lifestyle Resources

Advice on Starting and Staying Active

Find out how you could benefit from being more physically active, and how much activity is required to achieve general health benefits for different age ranges.

Change 4 Life

Change4Life aims to help families and middle-aged adults make small, sustainable yet significant improvements to their diet, activity levels and alcohol consumption. It uses the slogan “eat well, move more, live longer”.

Get Fit For Free

The secret to getting fit for free is to use every opportunity to be active. Armed with a bit of get-up-and-go and good planning, you can be fitter than ever without spending a penny. NHS Choices have enlisted the help of top fitness experts to help you explore new ways and places to exercise for free.

Everyone Active

The Everyone Active Exercise Referral scheme, in partnership with Ealing Council, provides a 12-week tailor made package of exercise sessions, especially for people with, or at risk of developing health problems. Participants will work with fully qualified instructors to develop an activity programme suitable to their conditions. To access the scheme, you will need the support of a GP or other healthcare professional, who will refer you to the scheme. Once the referral is received, you will be contacted with the time and date of your first appointment. The scheme operates at the following centres:

  • Northolt Leisure Centre
  • Southall Sports Centre
  • Everyone Active Acton

Telephone: 07740433240

Asian Health Agency

The Asian Health Agency is a non-profit making charity set up in 1994 & is dedicated to delivering high quality holistic health & social care services, community empowerment & strategic alliances with voluntary private & public sectors to address discrimination & inequalities. They offer the following services:- Respite care support for carers, domiciliary care support, children and young people with special needs and adults with special needs.
Telephone: (Southall Branch) 020 8571 7928

Get Out and Get Active – Ealing

You will find lots of information about all sorts of events and activities in the borough via the Ealing website.

Healthy Ealing

This website has been put together by Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group to provide you with advice and information related to maintaining your health and well being. It also provides advice on various health conditions, ie, dementia, diabetes, as well as provides guidance on exercise, diet and nutrition.

Healthy Lifestyles

Making unhealthy lifestyle choices can increase your risk of developing many long-term conditions including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity and cancer.

Musculoskeletal (MSk) Service

The Musculoskeletal (MSk) and physiotherapy service provides assessment and treatment for adults with problems with their muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, discs or nerves.

We aim to improve your strength, mobility and independence, giving you the power to understand and better manage your condition. As well as treating a specific injury or illness, we will also assess and identify ways to help improve your general well being and quality of life.
Musculoskeletal exercises:
Website:  Includes up to date advice and a patient information leaflet

Non-sport activities and classes in Ealing

Website: Activities in Ealing

One You Ealing

One You Ealing is here to help you kick unhealthy out of your life. The services they offer include NHS Health Checks, Health walks, Health trainers, Stop smoking support, TB awareness, childhood obesity and English for speakers of other languages.
Telephone: 0300 456 0556


Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on balance, posture, strength and flexibility. It’s suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Classes are also available at the following sports centres in Ealing.  You can view these by scrolling down on the home page to the ‘Activities at this Centre’ and explore the activities, times and prices available at each centre

Sport and Fitness

Website: and Fitness in Ealing

Sport and Leisure Facilities in Ealing

Ealing has a range of indoor sports facilities including swimming pools, gyms and dance studios. It also has many outdoor sports grounds, providing sports facilities for people who wish to play winter and summer team sports, as well as a vast number of parks and open spaces, many of which have free to use outdoor gym equipment or distance marker routes for people to use. The Active Ealing sports development team deliver a wide range of sport and physical activity projects, with a specific focus on encouraging more young people, older adults and people with disabilities to become and stay more active. The team works in partnership with community sports clubs based in Ealing and national governing bodies of sport.

Telephone: 020 8825 6161

Strength and Balance Programme

The Otago Strength and Balance Programme is designed specifically to prevent falls. it consists of a set of muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises. All the exercises are individually prescribed and increase in difficulty. The Strength & Balance Programme is free and offers classes at different levels. Participants must be able to commit to attending the full 10 week programme.
Telephone: 020 8574 7785

Strength and Flex Exercise Plan


Southall Day Centre

Southall day centre is for older people and those with disabilities. The centre offers a range of social and recreational activities including light exercises, singing, bingo, card games, a reading room, day trips and lunches (including Asian meals). The service is open to all but focuses in the main on supporting people from Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. All major Asian languages are spoken.
Telephone: 0300 456 2099 (Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm)

Tai Chi

Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, tai chi is today practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise.

Classes are also available at the following sports centres in Ealing.  You can view these by scrolling down on the home page to the ‘Activities at this Centre’ and explore the activities, times and prices available at each centre

Team sports in Ealing

Website: Sports in Ealing

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a celebration of active women who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets. Funded by The National Lottery and developed by Sport England, we want to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from joining in.

Walk It! has an urban walking route planner ranging from whats nearby on foot, themed walks, city walks, circular walks, route plotter and great tips and advice.

William Hobbayne Centre

The William Hobbayne Centre provides facilities to the community in varying forms. It enable people to meet, help each other, strengthen the community and learn new skills in groups of all sizes.
Telephone: 020 8810 0277


Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.

Classes are also available at the following sports centres in Ealing.  You can view these by scrolling down on the home page to the ‘Activities at this Centre’ and explore the activities, times and prices available at each centre