Wellness Week is upon us - Let's Get Active, Watford!

From 20th – 26th September, Watford Business Improvement District (BID) are running a range of activities, events and offers to get locals more physically active and dedicating more time to their mental wellbeing. The brand-new campaign also aims to support local gyms and businesses that provide health & fitness products and/or services –

During Wellness Week, town centre gyms: Fitness4Less, NRG, and Watford Central Leisure Centre are offering free access to their gyms and a selection of their group exercise classes for everyone that signs up to the Wellness Week Gym Jump In programme. Those that sign up can also enjoy free swim sessions, 1-2-1 advice, a Boditrax scan and will be entered into a prize draw to win health & fitness goodies.

An outdoor group exercise event is taking place on the events space on The Parade (located by the pond) on Saturday 25th September. Exercise classes – chosen to suit people of all levels of fitness - will be run by Physical Trainers from Fitness4Less, NRG and Central Leisure Centre between 9am and 1pm, and include favourite workouts such as Zumba and spinning. The classes are completely free and no sign up is required, it’s just a fantastic way to get locals and even families together to try out fun and unique classes in the great outdoors!

There will also be healthy competition between Watford town centre businesses with the Wellness Week steps challenge. There are 20+ businesses that have submitted teams of up to 6 people with the aim to accumulate as many steps as possible. The winner will be announced on Monday 27th September and they will be treated to a £20 Watford Gift Card for each member, a free game at Escape Hunt, and a coveted trophy!

For full details of all the activities and offers happening throughout the town during Wellness Week visit You’ll also find our 10 top ways to “get moving” in Watford town centre and a resource library to raise awareness of important local & national charities.

Maria Manion, Chief Executive of Watford BID, said “Wellness Week is a great campaign to raise awareness of the importance of physical & mental health, but it’s also a brilliant way to support our town centre gyms that have had a tough past 18 months. By signing up to our Gym Jump-in package via our website, it will help you to try out different gyms and classes so that you can find the perfect routine that works for you. It’s a fantastic way to keep the mind focused, challenged, and happy!”

Wellness Week is just one of many campaigns & projects being run by the Watford BID team to support town centre businesses and improve the Watford experience for residents, employees and visitors. The BID is funded by town centre businesses with the aim of enhancing the look & feel of the town, raising awareness of the town via marketing & events, and safeguarding the future of the town. You can find out more about Watford BID by visiting