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Moving More Together

Getting active with friends or family is a great opportunity for improving our health through fitness at the same time as socialising. Exercise is a fantastic way to make new friends, try out new hobbies and explore different places. You may also like to take a look at our section on Eating Well Together.

Here are some simple ideas to make moving more a social activity:

Team sports and social exercise

Trying out a new sport or activity is not just great for our bodies and our minds; it can be great for our social life too. Local sports clubs and exercise or activity classes are a fantastic way to meet new people and make new friends. 

Team sports or group activities you may like to try are:

  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Dance

Local activity clubs

Even activities that can be completed alone, such as running, cycling, or walking often have local clubs which may be free to join.

Take a look at your local integrated wellbeing network page (IWN) to find out the free sport clubs, classes or exercise groups in your local area.

  • Run Wales is a website dedicated to improving access to running for all. With various training plans, events, and tips and tricks on solo and social running – there is something for everybody looking to get started. Visit Run Wales to find your local social running group: Everybody Can - Run Wales - Run Wales (
  • Parkrun is a free 5km running event held every Saturday at 9am in hundreds of locations around the UK and Wales. Find your local Parkrun event in Gwent here events | parkrun UK.
  • Looking for local cycling routes to visit the Sustrans Cycle Network to find local Gwent routes you can easily explore.

Looking for something a bit different to try and in need of some inspiration? Read Sport Wales article on 10 unusual sports you can do in Wales | Sport Wales.