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Starting any sort of new exercise regime can be a scary thought but we've pulled together lots of useful information to help you get started.

This ranges from useful apps, to website and local services that can help you on your way to a healthier you.


Couch to 5k app

Ideal for those new to running who need a little support and encouragement. Offers a 12 week structured programme to build up to 5K

It offers you an easy introduction to running that can fit into even the busiest schedule.

Download the Couch to 5k app from the Apple Store

Download the Couch to 5k app from Google Play

Active 10 app

Active 10 is a free and easy to use walking app that tracks your walking and shows you how you can increase your intensity to benefit your health.

The app is designed to support you every step of the way to increase your daily level of physical activity, with simple and achievable milestones and rewards along the way.

Key features include:

  • tracks all your walking including how many of those minutes were brisk
  • rewards every brisk minute achieved throughout the day, so perfect for those starting from low levels of activity
  • promotes goal setting to help keep you motivated and help you progress

Download the Active Ten app from Apple store

Download the Active Ten app from Google Play


The iPrescribe Exercise app creates a 12-week exercise plan based on health information entered by the user. It then sets the duration and intensity of the exercise based on this information.

This helps improve your overall health, but can also be used to manage a number of long-term health conditions and help those at risk of developing them become more active.

Download the iPrescribe app from the Apple store

Download the iPrescribe app from Google


One You

Squeezing exercise into your daily life might seem difficult but One You has lots of ideas on how to do it.

Get inspired and get moving with One You

Walking for health

Walking is a great way to get some additional exercise into your daily routine.

Walking for Health offers easy, walks led by friendly, specially trained volunteers so why not find a walk close to you?

Jog Derbyshire

Jog Derbyshire encourages people to start jogging and offers friendly groups close to home. Find your nearest Jog Derbyshire group.

Active Derbyshire

Active Derbyshire aims to get people taking part in sports and activities across Derbyshire. It offers a comprehensive database of sports clubs and groups.

Search for activities and clubs close to you at Active Derbyshire.

British Heart Foundation

Find out how exercise can help you to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol problems as well as improve your heart health from the British Heart Foundation.

Erewash Can

Erewash Can is all about inspiring and empowering you to be more active - and to help you feel like you can.

Erewash Can is an app which works on Android and iPhone smart phones. The app can link to fitness trackers such as Fitbit and Garmin.

Find out more, and download the app, from Erewash Can.