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A lady moving as she joins in with a Diabetes UK Get Moving class

We've started free physical activity classes for people living with diabetes, both online and face-to-face. See the dates agreed so far further for January and February 2022 further down and register your interest now to secure a place. 

Get Moving with Diabetes UK 

If you’re living with diabetes and finding it hard to get active in your day-to-day life, we’re here to help. We understand that it can be difficult to find the motivation to move more, and that sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin - especially if you’re new to exercise.  

So, starting in the new year, our Physical Activity Coordinators will be running free 10 week courses specifically tailored to support people who want to start moving more or those doing 30 minutes or less exercise a week.

Find a 10-week course to sign up to

From boxercise to Tai chi to movement to music, each weekly class will focus on a different gentle activity - giving you the chance to try out new ways to get active and find what suits you. Plus, we’ll be holding Q&A sessions at the end of each class, so that you can find out more about managing your condition and get tips and advice from our clinical experts and guest speakers. 

And because you’ll be part of the same group throughout the entire 10 weeks, you’ll also get the chance to meet and chat to other participants who all have the same goal - to move more and live well with diabetes.

‘I’ve never been a fitness fanatic, but the courses really fired my imagination - especially the session about boxercise. I sat through it and thought ‘hang on, I can do that!’ and from that point I took getting active more seriously.’

- Mike, a current participant of our Get Moving courses 

If you’re already doing over 30 minutes of exercise a week, our courses might not be for you. But we’ve got lots of other resources to support you to stay active too. Get inspired by heading to We Are Undefeatable, or check out our information and advice about moving more when you have diabetes

Find a free 10-week course to sign up to

How to register

Online courses starting in January 2022

See below our physical activity courses for men and women doing less than 30 minutes of exercise a week

You’ll need to be able to log in via Zoom to take part in one of the courses below. All classes will be held on the same day and time each week. We also plan some evening classes and one for South Asian communities with translation.

Seated activity for men and women with diabetes
Mondays at 2pm from 24 January, 2022 (final session 28 March)

Activity for men and women with diabetes
Mondays at 6pm from 24 January, 2022 (final session 28 March)

Activity for men and women with type 1 diabetes
Tuesdays at 3.30pm from 25th January 2022 (final session 29 March)

Activity for men with diabetes 
Tuesdays at 5.30pm from 25 January 2022 (final session 29 March)

Activity for men and women with type 2 diabetes
Thursdays at 3pm from 27 January 2022 (final session 31 March)

 

Face to face courses in the Midlands starting January 2022

See below information on our face-to-face Get Moving courses in the Midlands which are aimed at men or women with diabetes doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week. We’ll be limiting numbers in each group to 15 people.

Classes will be held on the same day and time each week for 10 weeks. 

Leicester
Wednesdays, 9.30am to 10.30am from 26 January 2022 (final session 30 March 2022)
Crumbie Lounge, Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium, Aylestone Road, Leicester, LE2 7TR

Derby (women only)
Tuesdays, 10am to 11am from 25 January 2022 (final session 29 March)
Pakistan Community Centre, 103 Harrington Street, Derby, DE23 8PB
 
Wolverhampton
Wednesdays, 10.30am to 11.30am from 26 January 2022 (final session 30 March) 
Bert William Leisure Centre Nettlefolds Way, Bilston, WV14 0EF
 
Wednesdays, 1pm to 2pm from 26 January 2022 (final session 30 March)  
Bob Jones Community Hub Bromley Street, Blakenhall, WV2 3AS 
 

Face to face courses in the Midlands starting February 2022

See below information on our face-to-face Get Moving courses in the Midlands which are aimed at men or women with diabetes doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week. We’ll be limiting numbers in each group to 15 people.

Classes will be held on the same day and time each week for 10 weeks. 

Smethwick, Sandwell
Thursdays, 1pm to 2pm, from 3 February 2022 (final session 7 April) 
Brasshouse community Centre, Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick B66 1BA

Cradley Heath, Sandwell 
Thursdays, 10.30am to 11.30am, from 3 February 2022 (final session 7 April) 
Cradley Heath Community Centre Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath B64 5JG

How to sign up 

Register your interest for one of the 2022 courses on offer by calling 0345 123 2399 or emailing helpline@diabetes.org.uk. You'll then hear from one of our Physical Activity Coordinators, who will get in touch to help you start your journey to move more.  

 


Two ladies with diabetes walking together and enjoying exercising

If you're looking for a way to introduce more movement into your life, check out our new collection of free resources and get active in a way that suits you and your lifestyle. 

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