A project of the Faith & Belief Forum and Maccabi GB.The Fitness, Faith & Feeling Good festival runs from Monday 1st to Friday 5th February, and platforms a range of approaches to looking after ourselves at home, showcased by diverse partners from across London’s faith and cultural communities.
Take part in at-home workouts, mindfulness sessions, and self-reflection activities. Join our informal lunchtime meetup to chat with others about how you are finding lockdown. Meet a panel of community experts for discussion about creating inclusive spaces, and meeting the needs of diverse communities through sport.
Explore the festival programme below for details, or sign up here to receive reminders about each event.
This project has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith, and the Exilarch’s Foundation.
Join in the conversation using hashtag #FitnessFaithLondon
Saved to Serve Dance is a dance and fitness class that helps people keep fit to contemporary gospel music and upbeat instrumentals. You can expect a fun workout using music with positive messages from different genres and cultures that leaves you sweating and smiling!
High intensity; Suitable for families
Connect with Saved to Serve Dance here
The London Centre of Mindfulness based at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, offers secular-style meditation and mindfulness practice. You can expect a calm guided meditation, which will involve light movement and focus on breath!
Light movement; Suitable for families
Connect with London Centre for Mindfulness here
Israeli Dance Institute is a charity that promotes engagement with Jewish and Israeli dance and song through classes, workshops, and resources for schools. You can expect fun and simple line dance steps, and to learn a few Hebrew words along the way!
High intensity; Suitable for families
Connect with Israeli Dance Institute here
How can sports be used to engage communities and bring people together?
Join our panel of experts to learn from their experiences engaging and supporting diverse communities through sports. Explore approaches to creating inclusive spaces, possible barriers to participation, strands of thinking about health and wellbeing, and meeting the needs of communities through sports. There will be opportunities for networking and submitting live questions to the panel.
Sign up to attend here
The National Hindu Students’ Forum UK connects students through workshops, classes, and sports competitions. You can expect to learn about the history of yoga and to try out the practice for yourself!
Medium intensity; Suitable for families
Connect with National Hindu Students’ Forum UK here
The Delicate Mind explores faith, identity and mental health through workshops with a wide range of audiences. You can expect insights from science and spirituality, and to reflect on what makes you you!
Reflection exercise; Pen and paper needed
Download the Identity Tree here
Connect with the Delicate Mind here
Reflection exercise; Live event
Feel free to bring your lunch or a hot drink to this informal event with the Faith & Belief Forum team. Spend time connecting with new people, sharing your experiences of lockdown, and how you are feeling this week.
Sign up here
For all physical activities, please bear in mind the following:
Please help us understand your experiences of Fitness, Faith & Feeling Good by providing feedback here
When we are able to, the Faith & Belief Forum and Maccabi GB will be hosting London’s first Interfaith Fun Run. This family-friendly event is about having fun, challenging yourself, and raising money for London’s amazing charities together with others from different faiths and backgrounds.
Register interest in the Interfaith Fun Run here