Have you made a promise to yourself be more active? Lots of us join a gym and plan to get fit, but after a few months we lose interest. There is another way! You don’t need to spend a fortune on gym memberships – you can get fit and have fun by doing loads of free outdoor activities across the county.

Together with our friends at Explore Kent, we have put together a series of suggestions for things you can do to get more active without spending a thing.

Take a look at the suggestions below, and click on the links to read the full articles about each activity.

Outdoor gyms

Outdoor gyms are a brilliant way to tone up, get fit and work out without the price tag of an indoor gym. In an outdoor gym, you can expect to find all the equipment you will find in a regular gym and it’ll be easier to use too.

Find out more about outdoor gyms

Trail running

Trail running can involve running along a public footpath, or through a country park, and thanks to the varied terrain it’ll get you fitter quicker. Sound good?

Find out more about trail running

Trim trail

Trim trails are running and walking routes around country parks that incorporate free fitness equipment, for those who want to improve their fitness while running, jogging or walking through the park

Find out more about trim trails


Geocaching is a brilliant way to start exploring the outdoors and discovering hidden treasure. If you’re looking to add purpose to your walk in addition to looking at great views and getting fitter, geocaching is for you.

Find out more about geocaching

Breeze rides

Breeze rides are free-of-charge guided cycling routes just for women. The rides take place in a variety of settings and cater for all abilities, from beginners to advanced riders.

Find out more about Breeze rides

Get fit for free – Breeze rides

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Explore Kent’s top 5 family walks

Explore Kent recommend their top five family walks to try around the county

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Explore Kent’s top 5 family bike rides

Kent Sport are helping to inspire families to get out and get active together. Across the county there are all sorts of brilliant places to go, activities to try and...

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RunTogether – running routes

RunTogether is a great resource for anyone looking to find new opportunities to run in their local area. They provide fun, friendly, supportive and inclusive running opportunities for everyone, whatever...

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