Join the Movement relaunched in Lockdown 2

Friday 13th November 2020

Sport England is bringing back the now award-winning national campaign Join the Movement to inspire people to stay and get active during the new national restrictions.

Keeping fit and healthy, mentally and physically, over the coming weeks has never been more important to fight back against this pandemic and help deal with the darker, colder days ahead when we have less chance to leave our homes.

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The Join the Movement campaign, which benefits from National Lottery players who raise £30 million a week for good causes, offers fun and free ways to get active on its website – both indoors and outdoors.

A great resource is Together Active’s Active My Way website, which has loads of free on-demand fitness sessions alongside tips and advice to keep you moving.

Walking the dog with children

Celebrities supporting Join the Movement include hurdling champ Sally Gunnell OBE, presenter Anthea Turner, Sky Sports commentator Kirsty Gallacher, lifestyle and fitness expert Lucy Wyndham-Read and English Rugby Union player Rachel Burford , as well as Sir Geoff Hurst MBE, who said:


 “I have long championed the physical and mental health benefits of regular exercise and this lockdown I will doing my best to continue my routine, to stay as active as I possibility can.

I’ll be getting out the house every day for a 40-minute walk around my local park, as well as 20-minute Joe Wicks workout six days a week.  It doesn’t matter how old you are, how fit you are or the equipment you have access to, there is an activity out there for everyone.”


Join the Movement will be focusing on how much activity is still available during the restrictions. Walking, cycling, running and a wealth of fitness and strength workouts online mean there’s loads of options. Also, there’s no limit to the amount of time spent exercising outdoors, or the number of times during the day.  People are also okayed to get active with members of their household, or one person from another household as long as they are social distancing, making exercise an opportunity spend some time together which is valuable to our mental health.

Getting started
  • Go at your own pace – don’t rush!
  • Make small steps each day
  • Tell people what you’re doing to help stay motivated
  • Celebrate your achievements


You can get involved by sharing your photos of how you’re keeping active to help inspire others and tagging @JointheMovement.

Jude Taylor, Together Active CEO said: “We know the difficulties residents of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire face during the latest lockdown period, but are keen to support everyone staying as active as possible to help both their mental and physical health. Alongside Sport England’s campaign, our Active My Way website will allow residents to explore new opportunities for online physical activity, as well as providing tips and advice.”

Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England’s CEO, said: “We all recognise the new restrictions are a part of a much larger response required by the government because of the rise in infections but we are determined to support people to keep active by focusing on what we can do and not just on what we cannot.

“With running, cycling, walking and fitness still all possible, we’re bringing back our campaign help people maintain their physical health and support their mental wellbeing.”

Find out more about getting active below:

Keeping kids active

Active Adults

Long-term health conditions

Taking it Steady