The inaugural Move Suffolk Week has now finished and it was a great success.

But we would encourage you to carry on moving…and some of the incentives offered by our partners are still available so it’s worth having a look or contacting them.

Go on move more!


Introducing the Big Ballet Bertha Dance


We’ve pulled together a great range of offers, free sessions and tasters for you to try. See all offers and free sessions 

Please note as Move Suffolk Week is now over, many of these offers are not available.

Fitness Offers & Free Sessions

See our huge range of fitness classes, personal training and other great offers

Sport Offers & Free Sessions

See our range of sport offers and free sessions

Dance Offers & Free Sessions

Dancing is a great way to get moving – see all our dance offers and free sessions

Gym offers & free sessions

Try the gym with one of our excellent free or discounted gym offers

Swim Offers & Free Sessions

Still one of the UK’s most popular activities – see all swimming related offers and free sessions

What is Move Suffolk Week?

Working with friends and partners, the first ever Move Suffolk Week takes place between the 18th and 26th May 2019. Our aims are to:

  • Celebrate the amazing range of opportunities there are to be active in Suffolk
  • Educate everyone about how active they should be for good health
  • Motivate everyone in Suffolk to get moving or to move more often

what's on this week?

There are lots of opportunities each and every week in Suffolk to be active. Free walks, free runs, dance classes, gyms, pools, fitness classes and more. See what’s on during Move Suffolk Week

The Big Ballet Bertha dance

With partners, organisations and friends across the county…

Why move more?

healthier = happier! 🙂

Whatever your age, there’s strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and happier life.

People who exercise regularly have a lower risk of developing many long-term (chronic) conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers.

Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

a longer & more fulfilling life

Given the overwhelming evidence, it seems obvious that we should all be physically active. It’s essential if you want to live a healthy and fulfilling life into old age.

It’s medically proven that people who do regular physical activity have:

  • up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  • up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
  • up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
  • up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
  • a 30% lower risk of early death
  • up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
  • up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
  • a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
  • up to a 30% lower risk of depression
  • up to a 30% lower risk of dementia

Although it was great feeling physically healthier, for me, the mental health benefits and how it made me feel were so much better. I felt more confident and had more energy.

Cat took part in the Great East Swim and met a friend for life, Claire.


Read Cat and Claire's full story