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Community Sport, Health and Fitness

Exercise Referral Programme, Sporting Chance Programme, New Life New You programme, Buggy Pushing session, Nordic walking, Tai Chi and much more

Sports Development

The Health and Physical Activity Development Team offer a range of sport and fitness programmes at council venues and also in a variety of community settings. We aim to support individuals and communities through providing opportunities that encourage you to start and sustain your participation in sport and physical activity. If you would like to feel fitter and for health reasons know you should be more active, please pdf icon click here [520kb] for further information.

Push & Go

Push & Go

Would you like to get fit, lose weight, make new friends and bring baby along too? Then push and Go sessions are just what you've been looking for!

pdf icon Push and Go Details - April 2014 [256kb]

For further information please contact Craig Postgate on 01642 513025 or email


Fitness sessions for the over 60's

Fitness sessions for the over 60's

A wide variety of activities based around fitness, fun and friendships. For more details contact 01642 513025 or email .


Exercise Referral Programme

Health Through Activity

Exercise referral programme is designed for anyone who is not currently active and those with a health condition, who would benefit from physical activity. The new programme gives people the opportunity of accessing a wide variety of high quality activities to improve their health and well-being. To get involved people need to be referred by their GP. If they feel the programme is appropriate they will be referred to a coordinator. For more information about Exercise referral programme please contact the Exercise referral programme Team on 01642 515615/ email


Sporting Chance

Sporting Chance logo

Sporting Chance is giving men aged 50 and over in Middlesbrough a chance to get more active and lead healthier lifestyles.

Sporting Chance is a combination of exercise and socialising with others in friendly local venues around the town. The project  is exclusively for men and led by men, with activities including physical exercise, reminiscence sessions, trips and events. The project offers sessions that meet local demand, so will be shaped by participants' preferences. There can be something for everyone, from armchair exercise to circuits, walks, badminton and much, much more.

The instructors have a wealth of experience in supporting people who may have health issues or other concerns and would encourage men to come along and see what the programme can offer them. 

For information about current sessions and events please ring the Sports Development Team on 01642 515616/ email


Workplace Health

Workplace Health

Support for your workplace health initiatives and exercise programmes for your workforce. For more details contact 01642 513025 or email .

Long term health condition exercise sessions


We facilitate a tailored exercise programme for specific Long term health conditions. Breathercise session, Stroke Rehabilitation and Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation.

For details contact Val Jones on 01642 515615 or email to


Nordic Walking


Nordic Walking is a total body workout which can be enjoyed by anyone, it uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience.

For details contact Craig Postgate on 01642 513025 or email to


Tai Chi


Tai chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.

For details contact Mandy Groves on 01642 832654 or email to


Continuing Health session


The gym based session is suitable for a beginner or improver, it provides a great starting point to get involved in fitness.

For details contact Brian Parkes on 01642 515601 or email to

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