Whether you live in Manchester, or are visiting, you might want to stay fit and healthy and want to think about exercising.
Here's what you can do to keep fit in Manchester.
1. There's plenty to see of the city by walking, either in the city centre or the outskirts. Why not visit some of the museums and galleries? Apex Shed Manchester What about walking to work instead of taking the car? If you're in Manchester, then you're not too far from countryside either, so why not spend some time in the great outdoors?
2. Partly thanks to the fact that the Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester in 2002, the city has lots of world class sporting facilities, so no matter whether you want to learn volleyball, or play basketball, you're sure to find the sports centre, or class that you need.
3. Running can be done almost anywhere, and there are plenty of running clubs in Manchester, including the Manchester Harriers, Dragons Running Club, and the Atherton Running Club. Whether you're looking for an athletics track, a change of scene, or training partners to help with your marathon training, you'll be spoilt for choice. With lots of local road races, including the Manchester 10k, there's plenty of opportunities to race and see if you can beat your personal best.
4. Manchester is synonymous with football, and so there are many amateur teams and clubs to join, as well as places to play. Even if you'll never play for Manchester United at Old Trafford or Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium, you can stay fit and get plenty of exercise by playing football.
5. Rugby is also popular in Manchester, and if you prefer the oval ball, then why not see if you can play for the Sale Sharks, Manchester Rugby Club or your University team?
6. Road cycling is extremely popular in Manchester, and the National Cycling Centre is at the velodrome here. Ifyou want to ride the track like Chris Hoy, or emulate the Tour de France achievements of Brad Wiggins and Mark Cavendish, you'll love Manchester.
7. Mountain biking is also popular round here, and there are lots of trails and rides just outside the city centre. If you prefer being offroad, then why not get on your bike?
8. Skiing and snowboarding might seem unlikely in Manchester, however the Chill Factore offers both, and is increasing popular. If you want to trry skiing or snowboarding for the first time, or are looking to get in a bit of practice before your winter holiday, why not try it out?
9. Swimming isn't just for children, and you'll find the Manchester Aquatics Centre in Manchester is popular. If you or your children want to take your swimming more seriously, then why not go along?
10. If you're not really sporty, but want to keep fit, then why not see what your local gym has to offer? You might also want to stay in shape to help improve your sporting performance. Why not see if a personal trainer could help you sprint faster round the running track, or make your more aerodynamic when you're riding at the velodrome?