Love Me Love Life

In September 2018 we’re launching an exciting new programme called Love Me Love Life, funded by Sport England, which aims to help Alana House women to get more active.

We’re still finalising our programme, which will include some new sport and activity sessions provided at Alana House and also helping our clients to access activities already available locally.

We would really like your thoughts on: 

  • What activities you would like to try
  • What sport or leisure activities you can recommend locally
  • What are your barriers to a more active lifestyle

Please let us know your thoughts by emailing us, or speaking to your Support Worker.

Here is a good reminder about the benefits of getting fitter:

We’ve also pulled together the following websites and apps that might you might find useful:

  • Your Reading Passport – discounted Access to local leisure facilities and Reading Leisure Centres - find out what's on locally
  • Pathway to Health – exercise opportunities for those with a prior medical condition. Find out more info on the variety of classes at this drop-in
  • Sport in Mind – local exercise opportunities with the aim of improving mental wellbeing
  • Compass Recovery College – free peer-led social and leisure opportunities to improve mental health and wellbeing
  • Couch to 5K - this gives training plans that gradually progress toward a 3.1 mile run over nine weeks
  • Active 10 App – monitor how many active 10 minutes you have during the day and set yourself goals – for iphone and android
  • Map my Walk – see how far you have walked with this app! 
  • ParkRun at Prospect Park, Reading – join walkers and runners at this free event Saturdays at 9am, followed up an optional social coffee afterward. Please note you need to sign up in advance to get your bar code
  • Cycling opportunities for disabled cyclists - using adapted bikes available at Palmer Park