Exercise: getting started

Dancing for fitness

Get into dancing with this beginners' guide, including a quick guide to the most popular dance styles in the UK.

Running tips for beginners

Running tips for beginners, including safety advice, technique, staying motivated and finding a running club.

Swimming for fitness

Start swimming with this beginners' guide to making swimming fun and safe.

Walking for health

A guide to walking to improve your health and fitness, including tips on getting started and making walking fun.

Cycling for beginners

Whether it's to get to work or school, or just for fun, get started in cycling with this beginners' guide.

Fitness training tips

Guide to fitness training, with tips on building stamina, strength and flexibility as well as diet and motivation.

Couch to 5K: tips for new runners

Expert advice to get you started with Couch to 5K, including what to wear, stretching and running technique.


Find the sport that's right for you

Link to What's Your Sport tool

Couch to 5K

Tips on getting started with the Couch to 5K running plan, including podcasts and real stories to motivate you.

Health and fitness

Boost your health and fitness with fun and practical ideas to help you get into shape.

Get fit for 2012

Get into the Olympic spirit and kickstart your active lifestyle for London 2012.