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RED January

Go RED with Craven Leisure

What is RED January?

RED January is a nationwide movement that exists to empower everyone to move for their mental wellbeing during the winter, a time of year whereas a nation we tend to be less active and experience low moods or increased depressive symptoms.

What do I have to do?

The challenge is to move every day during January to beat the winter blues away, this can be through any form of physical activity, gym, swimming, group exercise, walking the dog, hiking a mountain the possibilities are endless as long as you are moving for a minimum of 15 minutes each day and increasing your heart rate it counts!

How can physical activity help support your mental health?

RED January is founded on research which demonstrates that regular physical activity can have a positive impact on your mental health and wellbeing.

Recent research from the university of Oxford showed that more than 50% of RED January participants experiences less stress and reduced signs of depressive symptoms as a result of taking part in the challenge (Data drawn from 3,049 registered RED Jan 2022 participants).

How do I sign up?

Register as a team, fill in your details and choose to join a team. Complete your personal details and and goal you would like to set yourself. At the bottom of the page start typing 'Craven Leisure' into the the box and select our team. There is an option to select fundraising targets or make donations, this is entirely optional to you. 

Once you have signed up you will need to collect a stamp card from reception or the gym team, this will be signed on each visit to the centre. If yo uchoose to exercise outdoors this will need to be logged through Strava club which can be done here: or by searching 'Craven Leisure' in the clubs section. You can then add your exercise to the card

Red Jan Thumbnail Click here to register

What will I get for taking part?

Not only will you see a boost in your mental and physical health, but we will be offering daily spot prizes throughout the month and a grand prize draw at the end of the month to those who complete a full month of exercise.

Hand your completed cards to reception by Sunday 5th Feb 2023 to be entered into the prize draw.

Red Jan Card