If you’re looking for ways to stay fit and active, there are plenty of options across the Borough of Kettering – many of which are free! Here are five local activities you may not already be aware of:
1.Join a Health Walk
Kettering Borough Council organise free volunteer-led health walks lasting no longer than 90 minutes, with at least one walk of less than 30 minutes every month. There are regular weekly walks in Kettering, Desborough, Burton Latimer and Rushden as well as a full timetable of one-off walks from many other towns and village locations, throughout the year.
The shorter walks are perfect for new walkers and those with long term health conditions to feel more confident walking and to meet more people.
You can view the full timetable and find out more about the different walks at www.kettering.gov.uk/walks
2. Play Walking Football
Football players who think their playing days are well behind them should think again! Walking football is a non-contact activity where any player who sprints, runs or jogs while the ball is in play concedes a free-kick to the other team. Players can maintain an active lifestyle and it encourages those who’ve stopped intense sports become active again through football. Sessions are aimed at people aged over 50 or for people with restricting health conditions, but all are welcome. Check out the video to get an idea!
There are three different weekly indoor walking football sessions:
- Desborough Leisure Centre – Fridays, 10.30am – 12 noon*
- Kettering Arena (KLV) – Tuesdays, 10.30am – 12 noon*
- Kettering Science Academy – Wednesdays, 8.30 – 9.30pm
(* £2.50 per person or £1.25 with a Kettering Leisure Pass)