Lockdown does not mean shut down

28th April 2020

Three Rivers Council is working with a range of local fitness and wellbeing provider’s to help residents keep physically and mentally active during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Three Rivers Leisure website is being frequently updated with a range of activities and advice during the lockdown period, providing a range of ideas to keep residents of all ages and fitness levels entertained, busy and fit.

Cllr Chris Lloyd, Lead Member for Leisure, said:” The Council is continuing to work hard behind the scenes to keep residents as safe and healthy as they can during the lockdown. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this time at home, stay fit and healthy and try some of the activities on offer.” 

Available activities include Get Active in Lockdown with yoga, Pilates and dance, the Lockdown your Creativity pages feature online tutorials and videos, stories and crafts for families, and live jazz music, while the Outdoors Indoors section is all about using resources you find on your daily exercise to encourage you to take a closer look at nature. 

Play at Home shows how you can develop our children’s culinary skills and keep them entertained, and if you are missing your trips to the Leisure Centre, Everyone Active is offering online gym membership for a monthly fee of £9.99. Visit for these ideas and more.

An online form has been created for local providers to complete if they would like to include their sessions on the website, and the web pages will be enhanced as new ideas are received.

Cllr Sara Bedford, Leader of Three Rivers District Council, added: “Whilst it is important to keep physically active, it is also vital to take care of our emotional and mental health. These activities can help improve all aspects of our health.” Details are on the Three Rivers website at