Welcome to our Inspiration Station, your go-to hub for creative ways to participate in “Move More in May”.

Whether you’re an individual, part of a group, organisation, business, or a family, there are loads of ways to get involved and take part.

Check out our suggestions below:

For Individuals:

  1. Daily Walk Challenge: Commit to taking a brisk walk every day in May, gradually increasing your distance or speed as you go.

  2. Solo Outdoor Adventures: Explore local walking trails, bike paths, or nature reserves on your own. Document your journeys with photos or journal entries to share your experiences.

  3. Fitness Buddy System: Partner up with a friend or neighbour for accountability and motivation. Set achievable goals together and track your progress throughout the month.

  4. Virtual Fitness Classes: Join online fitness classes or workout challenges tailored to your interests and fitness level. Many platforms offer free trials or discounted memberships for new participants.

  5. Community Clean-Up: Combine physical activity with environmental aims by organising or participating in a neighbourhood clean-up event. Pick up litter while getting your steps in!

  6. Other Challenges: Challenge yourself to cycle, run, walk the dog, jog, swim, buggy push or get out and about more in your wheelchair. Set a realistic challenge that doesn’t put you under too much pressure.

For Families:

  1. Family Fitness Challenges: Create friendly competitions within the family, such as who can log the most steps in a week or complete the most family workouts together.

  2. Outdoor Adventures: Plan family outings to parks, playgrounds, or local events for activities like hiking, biking, swimming, or playing sports together.

  3. Backyard Olympics: Organise a backyard Olympics with events like sack races, relay races, tug-of-war, and obstacle courses. Get the whole family involved in friendly competition and outdoor fun.

  4. Home Workout Sessions: Designate a specific time each day for family workout sessions at home. Follow along with exercise videos or create your own routines using bodyweight exercises and household items as props.

  5. Healthy Cooking Classes: Bond over nutritious meal preparation by attending family cooking classes or experimenting with healthy recipes at home. Encourage kids to get involved in meal planning and cooking to promote lifelong healthy habits.

  6. Walking to School: Encourage walking or biking to school as a daily routine. Make it a family affair by accompanying younger children on their journey and promoting safety practices along the way. Use this time to bond, chat about the day ahead, and enjoy the fresh air together. 
  7. Scavenger Hunt: Go on a walk and have a scavenger hunt! You can use the one we have made below, or create your own!

For Groups:

  1. Team Sports Tournaments: Organise friendly competitions in sports like football, basketball, rugby, cricket, golf or tennis. Encourage teamwork and healthy competition among participants.

  2. Group Fitness Sessions: Host outdoor group fitness sessions in local parks or community centres. Offer a variety of activities such as yoga, Pilates, Zumba, or boot camps to appeal to diverse interests.

  3. Walking or Running Clubs: Form walking or running clubs within your workplace, school, or social circle. Schedule regular group outings and celebrate milestones together.

  4. Fitness Challenges: Launch a group fitness challenge with specific goals or benchmarks to reach by the end of May. Provide incentives for participants who achieve their targets.

  5. Charity Fundraisers: Combine physical activity with philanthropy by organising charity walks, runs, or bike rides. Rally your group to raise funds for a local cause while promoting health and wellness. (Please note we are unable to share links to donation pages, but we are always happy to share progress photos!)

For Organisations:

  1. Employee Wellness Programs: Implement workplace wellness initiatives such as standing desk options, lunchtime walking meetings, or subsidised gym memberships for staff.

  2. Corporate Fitness Challenges: Host company fitness challenges or competitions to foster a culture of health and wellness within the organisation. Recognise and reward top performers and effort.

  3. Community Exercise Classes: Partner with local fitness instructors, community groups or gyms to offer discounted or free exercise classes to employees and community members.

  4. Educational Workshops: Arrange workshops or training on topics related to physical activity, nutrition, stress management, and overall wellbeing. Empower employees with knowledge and resources to lead healthier lifestyles.

  5. Flextime and Remote Work Options: Implement flexible work schedules or remote work options to accommodate employees’ exercise routines and promote work-life balance.

For Businesses:

  1. Sponsorship Opportunities: Support local physical activity initiatives by sponsoring events, providing resources, or offering in-kind donations such as sports equipment, prizes or promotional items.
  2. Workplace Wellness Discounts: Partner with fitness venues, wellness studios, or sports retailers to offer exclusive discounts or incentives to employees and customers.
  3. Promotional Campaigns: Launch marketing campaigns to promote the “Move More in May” initiative within your customer base and community. Encourage participation through social media, email newsletters, and signage.
  4. Employee Engagement Activities: Organise team-building activities centred around physical activity, such as group hikes, sports tournaments, or charity walks.
  5. Community Fitness Events: Host or sponsor community-wide fitness events such as fun runs, charity bike rides, or outdoor yoga sessions. Strengthen your brand’s ties to the local community while promoting health and wellness.