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What is it?

  • Keepfit covers a wide range of exercise activities that are designed to help you keep physically fit.  

  • These can range from a simple programme of exercises at home to a complex routine using a range of exercise machines in a club or centre. 

  • Keepfit programmes   They may be combined with other forms of active sports, notably jogging and swimming.

Find out more


Active for Life 
Exercise England  0807 506506
Fun & Fitness 
Keep Fit Association 
The Fitness League



Fitness Today
Health & Fitness Magazine


Getting started

  • Find a local keepfit group or club (see organisations above).

  • Take a class or course at your local club or sports centre.

  • Consult books or magazines on the basics of keepfit.

  • Check in your local library/paper or sports centre for more information.

What you need

Skills and people
  • Keepfit programmes are designed for people of all ages, both sexes and different physical abilities.  

  • This is something that you do on your own, but many people are attracted by the facilities and stimulus of a club or class and its social aspects.  

  • If you are doing keepfit as part of a group, it is better if the people you are with are of roughly the same standard of fitness as yourself.

Equipment or clothing
  • Basic exercise programmes do not involve any special clothing or equipment, though people attending keepfit and health clubs and courses often wear track suits, shorts, leotards etc..  

  • There are many keepfit machines (bicycles, treadmill, weights, steps etc) that can be used, especially in health clubs but also in the home.

A place or facilities
  • There are specialist keepfit facilities in most local areas, sometimes in local hotels as well as in stand alone clubs or centres and most sports centres.

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