Get Out Get Active (GOGA)

We aim to increase the number of people who are able to access and enjoy local opportunities through local authority or independent provision, sports clubs or perhaps volunteering. We want to motivate people by tapping into their values and the things that matter most to them. This includes building friendships, maintaining health, having fun and progressing in life. By doing this, we can actively help to build stronger, healthier and more unified communities.

The Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme has been providing physical activity opportunities for the least active people in our borough since 2016. Originally funded for 3 years by ‘Spirit of 2012’ the programme has now been extended until 2021. Delivered in partnership with Live Active NI, Get Out Get Active aims to provide inclusive physical activity opportunities for the least active people in our community and encourages people of all ages and abilities to become more active together.

GOGA is designed to help physically inactive members of the local community, who need encouragement and support, to take those first steps towards a more active, healthy lifestyle.

GOGA Tai Chi + Walk

Monday 10-11:30

Dobbin Street Community Centre, Armagh

A series of tai chi inspired movements and low intensity exercises, followed by an optional walk. Ideal for seniors, people with disabilities, health conditions and anyone looking to get back into exercise.

Tai Chi For Health 

Tuesday 1:30-2:30

South Lake Leisure Centre

The Tai Chi For Health programme offers people the opportunity to develop their strength, balance, flexibility and co-ordination through a series of Tai Chi movements that can help promote relaxation.

Tai Chi For Health 

Wednesday 10-11

Richhill Recreation Centre

The Tai Chi For Health programme offers people the opportunity to develop their strength, balance, flexibility and co-ordination through a series of Tai Chi movements that can help promote relaxation.

GOGA Buggy Fit

Tuesday 10-11

South Lake Leisure Centre, Craigavon

A moderate intensity fitness class aimed at getting new mums back to exercise after pregnancy. Develop your fitness alongside other mums in a relaxed and social environment.

GOGA Fit Craigavon

Tuesday 11:30-12:30

South Lake Leisure Centre, Craigavon

A low intensity, inclusive fitness class aimed at seniors, people with disabilities, health conditions and anyone looking to get back into exercise. Get active with a range of body weight, light resistance and cardio exercises designed to suit your fitness level.

GOGA Fit Banbridge

Friday 11-12

Banbridge Leisure Centre

A low intensity, inclusive fitness class aimed at seniors people with disabilities, health conditions and anyone looking to get back into exercise. Get active with a range of body weight, light resistance and cardio exercises designed to suit your fitness level.

GOGA Nordic Walk

Wednesday 1:30-2:30

Meeting at South Lakes Leisure Centre

Nordic walking is an excellent form of exercise said to work 90% of the muscles in the body. Learn proper Nordic walking technique that will help you walk improve you cardio, develop strength, improve posture and reduce the impact on your joints.

If you are currently inactive and would like to know more about the opportunities available through the Get Out Get Active Programme please contact our local Active Recreation Officer Ryan McQuillan.
Email –
Phone – 077 99137 291

Programmes that have been postponed or cancelled;
• Tai Chi For Health – South Lake Leisure Centre
• GOGA Fit Craigavon – South Lake Leisure Centre
• Giants Gaelic Football – South Lake Leisure Centre

If you are currently inactive and would like to know more about the opportunities available through the Get Out Get Active Programme please contact our local Active Recreation Officer Ryan McQuillan.
Email –
Phone – 077 99137 291

Programmes that are continuing take place during this time;
• GOGA Tai Chi + Walk – The Mall, Armagh
• GOGA Buggy Fit- Portadown Peoples Park
• Tai Chi For Health – Richhill Recreation Centre
• GOGA Nordic Walk – Craigavon Lakes
• GOGA Fit Banbridge – Havelock Park

If you are currently inactive and would like to know more about the opportunities available through the Get Out Get Active Programme please contact our local Active Recreation Officer Ryan McQuillan.
Email –
Phone – 077 99137 291

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