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We've started free physical activity classes for people living with diabetes, both online and face-to-face. See the dates agreed so far 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 (Zoom) courses starting in May 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. 

Activity for men and women with diabetes
Mondays at 2pm from 9 May, 2022 

Activity for women with diabetes
Tuesdays at 3pm from 10 May, 2022

Activity for men and women with diabetes
Wednesdays at 6pm from 11 May 2022

Seat activity for men and women with diabetes
Fridays at 1pm from 13 May 2022
 

Face to face courses in the Midlands starting May 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.

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

Derby
Activity for women with diabetes

Tuesday 10am to 11am, from 11 May 2022 (final session 12 July)
Pakistan Community Centre, 103 Harrington Street, Derby, DE23 8PB

Walsall
Activity for men with diabetes

Tuesday 12:30pm to 1:30pm from 10 May (final session 12 July)
Pakistani Muslim Association Walsall. Walsall Jamia Masjid Ghausia, Birchills Street, Walsall WS2 8NF

Wolverhampton
Activity for men and women with diabetes
Wednesday 10am to 11am and 1pm to 2pm 11 May (final session 13 July)
Bert Williams Leisure Centre, Nettlefolds Way, Bilston, WV14

Wolverhampton
Activity for men and women with diabetes
Wednesday 3pm to 4pm 11 May (final session 13 July)
Bob Jones Community Hub, Bromley Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 3AS

Smethwick
Activity for men and women with diabetes
Thursday 11:30am to 12:30pm from 19 May (final session 28 July) 
Brasshouse Community Centre, Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, B66 1BA

Tipton 
Activity for men and women with diabetes
Thursday 1:30pm to 2:30pm from 19 May (final session 28 July)
Jubilee Community Centre, Powis Avenue, Tipton. DY4 0RL

Leicester
Activity for men and women with diabetes
Thursday 9:30am to 10:30am from 19 May (final session 28 July)
Leicester Football Club, Community Hub, 1884 Sports Bar, King Power Stadium, Leicester LF2 7FL

Coventry
Activity for men and women with diabetes
Tuesday 3:00pm to 4:00pm from 24 May (final session 26 July)
The Wave, New Union Street, Coventry, CV1 2PS.

Activity for men and women with diabetes
Wednesday 3:00pm to 4:00pm from 25 May (final session 27 July)
Centre AT7, Bell Green Road, Coventry, CV6 7GP.

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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