Physical inactivity is the fourth largest cause of disease and disability in the UK. In fact, physical inactivity directly contributes to one in six deaths which is the same number as smoking. So, joining an Active Luton gym, class or exercise group could save your life...
Physical inactivity is estimated to cost the UK £7.4 billion / year. In Luton alone the direct cost of people not exercising is estimated at around £2.4million. If you add the indirect costs of the problems caused by inactivity...
Over a week, we should try to do at least 2 ½ hours of moderate exercise. Try bouts of 10 minutes every day, or 30 minutes on five days a week. If you can work harder, the same benefits are gained from 75 minutes of more intense activity or a combination of both....
Neil qualified as a spinning instructor in 2013. In 2012 he joined the newly-opened Lewsey Sports Park with a friend when he weighed nearly 24 stone after losing his wife of 30 years to breast cancer and becoming understandably depressed.
Our Stockwood Park Golf Centre has both the indoor ‘Stockwood Suite’ and a fabulous outdoor marquee which are perfect for weddings. The marquee can cater for 200 and is licensed until 2am so that you and your guests can party until the early hours. We also have other great wedding venues at our centres around Luton.
Our Active Education team helps schools and the wider community improve young people’s lives through physical education, outdoor learning and volunteer and apprenticeship programmes. We ran over 3,000 educational visits for Luton’s school children in 2015.
Our apprenticeship programmes took on 50 young people between April 2014 and October 2015. Ninety per cent of these apprentices gained full-time employment or went on to advanced apprenticeship programmes.
Dell Farm, near Whipsnade, was once a fully working farm. It is now run as a residential outdoor education centre which is widely used by Luton’s schools for day visits, overnight stays and holiday programmes for local school children.
Our Active Training and Development team trained 204 swimming teachers and coaches between April 2014 and October 2015. We also trained 160 new lifeguards. Inspire: Luton Sports village is one of the leading aquatic venues in the UK. On your doorstep!
A survey in 2012 found that 64% of Luton’s women were inactive. With Sport England backing, Active Luton set up the Me Time programme in January 2014. Over 3,000 women have joined Me Time – with around half from black and ethnic minority groups.
Active Luton’s flexible payment options include Pay as you Go. You don't need to have a monthly membership if you don’t want to. You can ‘pay as you go’ for all of our activities .
“After attending Active Luton's First Aid course I was able to save the life of my granddaughter.” Kim (infant and child resuscitation workshop)
“I can 100% use my skills to help anyone in an emergency.” (Ellie (National Pool Lifeguard qualification)
Over 5,000 young people get involved in our community outreach programmes every year which help improve not only fitness and activity levels, but also crime and anti-social behaviour, community integration and job opportunities.
Active Luton’s Go 4 Less card means that you can save on Pay as You Go rates for swimming, gym and group fitness classes - read about it here.
Physical activity should be encouraged from birth – through floor-based and water-based activities in safe environments for babies. All under 5s should minimise the amount of time they spend sitting for long periods - except when they’re asleep!
Children and young people should all be active for at least an hour a day for up to several hour a day and, at least three times a week, children should be encouraged to undertake intense, vigorous activity.