Walk a Marathon Challenge!

 Walk a Marathon Challenge with Oxford Health Walks

Celebrate 2012 by walking a marathon before the end of the Olympics!  The challenge starts in March, but you can join in at any time.
Walks available are:
Hinksey Park, Wednesdays, 10am
Bury Knowle Park, Fridays, 10am

Prizes to be won for each category!


Zumba Class 

Mondays, 12.10 – 12.50pm

Oxford Town Hall

£3 pay as you go

Want more information on these and other activities? Click on the GO ACTIVE! website

New Nordic Walking Weight Loss Course comes to Headington

A new Nordic Walking Weight Loss Course is coming to Oxford. GO Active have teamed up with Bury Knowle Health Centre to launch the Nordic Walking Weight Loss Guru. The four week course is designed to help you lose weight for life, not just for Christmas!  By combining the physical activity of Nordic Walking with nutritional advice (from celebrity Nutritionist Pete Cohen) and ongoing support, the programme helps participants lead more healthy and active lifestyles. Nordic Walking has become hugely popular in Oxfordshire and with the list of benefits it is easy to see why. By utilising both the upper and lower body with walking poles Nordic Walking works and tones the whole body and burns 46 per cent more calories than ordinary walking alone. The activity is easy on the hips and knees and therefore suitable for all ages and abilities. It is also a safe and social outdoor activity to enjoy with friends and family all year round. The course starts on Friday 20 January and runs until 10 February. There is also a programme of regular Nordic Walks across the county for people to enjoy. For more information visit the GO Active website, or contact Vicki on vgalvin@oxford.gov.uk or 01865 252720.

Oxford Family Olympic event in South Park

Oxford OlymParks will be packed full of Olympic and Paralympic sports for you to try for free. In addition you can join in free masterclasses of dance disciplines from around the world

If you’re not keen on sport, there will be other fun activities for families to enjoy. It’s happening in South Park on Sunday 24 July 2011. Click here for details of these and other Olympic inspired activities

Easter activities at Barton Leisure Centre

All the City’s leisure centres, including Barton, are offering Junior Gym Sessions during the Easter holidays.

If you are aged between 12 and 15 years then you can take part in a supervised gym sessions.

Free swimming for the under 17s continues to be offered during certain times. Please ask at the pools or visit the website for more details.

To find out more information about these activities or book one of the sessions call 0844 8933 222.  You can take a look at the Easter timetable here (PDF).

And don’t forget there is free entry to open air Hinksey Park pool on 30 April!

Free 6 a side football tournament!

The OX Cup is a free six-a-side football tournament and community event taking place on Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May 2011 at Cowley Marsh Park, Oxford.

Your community policing team is looking for people aged 12 to 25 to play in the tournament.

If you are interested in taking part in the event, or would like more details, please call PC Godden on 07813040780, or email communityfootballevent@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk