Birmingham councillor: 'Free gym scheme benefits all'
2 May 2013 Last updated at 12:39 BST
Steve Bedser, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Birmingham City Council, talks about the "Be Active" scheme.
He explains how it works, how popular it has proven and how he believes it benefits the whole city.
Be Active members also describe their experience of the scheme.
Video journalist: Neil Bowdler