Good Life Health & Fitness in the Community

We've got a great range of Health and Wellbeing schemes which will not only help you to get fitter and improve your health, but they're easy to access too. We are holding activities in local community venues and across South Staffordshire, some of which may well be right on your doorstep.

Gentle Exercise Classes

We hold weekly, gentle exercise classes for people over the age of 50 who want to start getting more active. The classes are a great way of meeting new people, getting a bit fitter and helping to improve your health. Classes cater for all fitness levels and are one hour. Charges apply.

For times and venues visit your local leisure centres web page, scroll down to the timetable section and filter the activity to 'Fitness in the Community' or see below.

Parish Day Venue Time Instructor
Bilbrook Wednesdays HOly Cross Church, Parish Rooms 10:15am Lisa
Brewood Thursdays Brewood Middle School 10am Lisa
Codsall Mondays Trinity Methodist Church 1pm Lisa
Essington Tuesdays Essington Community Centre 9.30am Lisa
Featherstone Tuesdays Featherstone Community centre 10am Louise
Great Wyrley Thursdays Senior Citizens Club, Broadmeadow Lane 1pm Lisa
Huntington Mondays Create Church, WS12 4NU 10am Louise
Kinver Tuesdays Methodist Church Hall 2pm Lisa
Pattingham Mondays Pattingham Village Hall 10.30am Lisa
Perton Mondays Perton Civic Centre 2pm Louise
Trysull Tuesdays Trysull Village Hall 2pm Louise
Wheaton Aston Wednesdays Wheaton Aston Village Hall 2pm Lisa
Wombourne Tuesdays Church of the Venerable Bede 12.15pm Louise
Wombourne Wednesdays Church of the Venerable Bede 2pm Louise

For more information contact: Lisa Embrey on 07773 326373 or Louise Colman on 07939 631131.

South Staffordshire Cycling Scheme

The South Staffordshire Cycling Scheme is a fun and safe way to stay active and healthy. We have developed routes and rides for all ages and cycling abilities across South Staffordshire. Rides are free to join! All you need is a road worthy bike, helmet and some pennies for the important cafe stop. On your very first ride, please join the group 10 minutes before the start so you can complete a registration form.

The rides are perfect if you are new to cycling or a bit out of practice. Meet points and locations can be found below for April - June 2019.

Date Time Venue
Friday 29 March 10:00 Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge
Sunday 31 March 10:30 Bakers Way Carpark, Codsall
Friday 5 April 10:00 Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge
Sunday 7 April 10:00 Stafford Street Carpark, Brewood
Friday 12 April 10:00 Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge
Sunday 14 April 10:00 Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre
Friday 19 April 10:00 Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge
Friday 26 April 10:00 Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge
Sunday 28 April 10:00 Bakers Way Carpark, Codsall
Friday 3 May 10:00 Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge
Sunday 5 May 10:00 Stafford Street Carpark, Brewood
Friday 10 May 10:00 Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge
Sunday 12 May 10:00 Cheslyn hay Leisure Centre
Friday 17 May 10:00 Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge
Sunday 19 May 10:00 Railway Cafe, Wombourne
Friday 24 May 10:00 Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge
Sunday 26 May 10:00 Bakers Way carpark, Codsall
Friday 31 May 10:00 Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge
Sunday 2 June 10:00 Stafford Street Carpark, Brewood
Friday 7 June 10:00 Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge
Sunday 9 June 10:00 Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre
Friday 14 June 10:00 Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge
Sunday 16 June 10:00 Railway Cafe, Wombourne
Friday 21 June 10:00 Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge
Sunday 23 June 10:00 Bakers Way Carpark, Codsall
Friday 28 June 10:00 Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge
Sunday 30 June 10:00 Stafford Street carpark, Brewood

*To check there are no changes to scheduled rides, please visit the Facebook page (see link below)

We are also looking for volunteer ride leaders! If you want to get active, meet new people and make a difference to your local community, we'd love to hear from you so get in touch.

Call: South Staffordshire Council, Leisure services on 01902 696524 or Email: SScycle@sstaffs.gov.uk

Visit the South Staffordshire Cycling Scheme Facebook Page

Walking for Health

We offer a free walking scheme and have developed a range of walks suitable for everyone. We have long walks, short walks, and some more demanding than others; but something for all abilities. Each walk is led by friendly, experienced and trained walk leaders. There are different levels of walks dependent on ability. Some walks are short and on flat ground, whilst others are longer and include slopes and steps.

For times and meeting points, visit your local leisure centres web page, scroll down to the timetable section and filter the activity to 'Fitness in the Community'

For more information visit the Walking for Health website

Festival Walks 2019

All of our walks will be led by trained walk leaders and are FREE!

Our festival runs from 1 May - 30 July 2019.

Please ensure you wear comfortable clothes and footwear that are suitable for walking in the prevailing conditions.

The South Staffordshire Walking Programme co-ordinator Louise Colman will not accept any responsability for any loss, damage or injury to any persons and/or property before, during or after these walks.

Date Time

Meeting Place

More information Contact

Wednesday 1 May

10am Perton Civic Centre Car park WV6 7PD

Nordic Walking Taster Session - 45 minutes

Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Booking is essential due to limited places. Poles will be provided

Louise Colman: 07939 631131 or Email louisewalkingforhealth@gmail.com
Friday 3 May 10.30am Baggeridge Country Park Rangers office, DY3 4HB

Bluebells and Garlic Walk - Duration 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours

This walk is approximately 2 miles around Baggeridge Park.

There is an onsite cafe for refreshments and toilets are available.

Car parking charges apply - £3 for all day

Baggeridge Country Park: 01902 882605 or Email baggeridge@sstaffs.gov.uk
Monday 13 May 11am The Rainbow Inn car park, Coven WV9 5DH

River Penk Walk - Duration 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes

A short walk via Poplars Farm Way to The Bront, along the River Penk up to Penkside. Back via School Lane to The Rainbow Inn where refreshments are available after the walk.

Glen Sibley: 01902 790059 or email glen@gscs.co.uk
Tuesday 14 May 10am Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge ST19 5DT

Country Walk from Penkridge to Acton Trussell - Duration 2 hours 30 minutes

This walk includes stiles

Parking and toilets are available at the Haling Dene Centre.

George: 07921 855814 or John and Jackie: 01785 714244
Saturday 18 May 10am Barclays Bank, Wombourne WV5 9HA

Beautiful Nature Walk - Orton Hill/Ladywell Wood - Duration 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours

The walk is 3 miles long and may be muddy in places

Refreshments will be available at the end of the walk, at the local church

Free parking at Wombourne Civic centre, Gravel Hill, Wombourne

Sue Stevens: 07812 447648 oe email 1sues@live.com
Thursday 30 May 2pm Barclays Bank, Wombourne WV5 9HA

Nordic Walking Taster Session - Duration 45 minutes

Booking is essential as places are limited

Poles will be provided

Louise Colman: 07939 631131 or email louisewalkingforhealth@gmail.com
Friday 7 June 10am Codsall Village Hall car park WV8 1PW

Nordic Walking Taster Session - Duration 45 minutes

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Poles will be provided

Louise Colman: 07939 631131 or email louisewalkingforhealth@gmail.com
Monday 10 June 11am The Rainbow Inn car park, Coven WV9 5DH

Fields and Canal Walk - Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Refreshments will be available after the walk at The Rainbow Inn

Glen Sibley: 01902 790059 or email glen@gscs.co.uk
Tuesday 11 June 10am Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge ST19 5DT

Reservoir Walk - Duration 2 hours 30 minutes

Parking and toilets available at The Haling Dene Centre

Please bring your own refreshments

George: 07921 855814 or John and Jackie: 01785 714244

Monday 17 June

10am Moss Grove Surgery, Kinver High Street DY7 6HL

Canal Walk - Duration 2 hours (Approximately 4 miles)

Toilet facilities are available in the village near the start of the walk

Parking is available at the Kinver Sports and Community Association DY7 6ET

Refreshments will be available at the end of the walk

Sue Fallon 07952 465613 or email suefal49@outlook.com
Saturday 22 June 10am Swindon, opposite The Green Man pub DY3 4NR

Canal, Field and Woodland Walk - duration 1 hour 30 minutes

The walks includes some steep paths and parts are muddy

Sticks, walking shoes and boots are recommended

Refreshments will be available at The Green Man Pub - please order in advance on 01384 400532 if you would like lunch.

Myra

Email Myracgreen@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday 3 July 10am Great Wyrley Methodist Church WS6 6DP

Boundary Walk to include Memorial Gardens - Duration 1 hour 30 minutes (a shorter walk will also be available)

Refreshments will be available back at the Wesley Methodist Church

Pat Jones 07768 809686 or email jonesalanpat@talktalk.net
Friday 12 July 10am Barclays Bank, Wombourne WV5 9HA

Wombourne Water Walk - Duration 2 hours

There is free parking at Wombourne Civic Centre

Free coffee afterwards at the United Reformed Church, Mill Lane

Please wear Stout shoes

Bob Lynch

Email lynch54@talktalk.net

Monday 15 July 11am The Rainbow Inn car park, Coven WV9 5DH

Fields and Footpath Walk - Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Refreshments will be available after the walk at The Rainbow Inn

Glen Sibley: 01902 790059 or email glen@gscs.co.uk

Wednesday 17 July 10am Great Wyrley Methodist Church WS6 6DP

Canal Walk - Duration 1 hour 30 minutes (a shorter walk will be available)

Refreshments are available back at the Wesley Methodist Church

Pat Jones 07768 809686 or email jonesalanpat@talktalk.net

Thursday 18 July 10am Joeys Lane Carpark, Bilbrook WV8 1JL

Pendeford Nature Reserve - duration 2 hours 30 minutes - 3 hours

A suggested £1.00 voluntary contribution from each person attending the walk will be donated to The Reserve

There are toilets at The reserve

No Dogs are allowed on this walk

Tim: 01902 846480 or Alan and Jean 01902 842995

Monday 22 July 10am Moss Groce Surgery, Kinver High Street DY7 6HL

Whittington Walk - Duration 2 hours (Approximately 3 miles)

This walk includes low to moderate gradients

Refreshments and toilet facilities are available in Kinver village

Sue Fallon 07952 465613 or email suefal49@outlook.com

Tuesday 30 July 10am Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge ST19 5DT

Staffordshire Way to Bednall - duration 2 hours 30 minutes

There will be a stop in the village for light refreshments

For those walkers who feel walking one way is enough, we can provide return transport

George: 07921 855814 or John and Jackie 01785 714244

We are also looking for volunteer walk leaders! If you want to get active, meet new people and make a difference to your local community, we'd love to hear from you so get in touch.

For more information contact: Louise Colman, Tel: 07939 631131

Email: louisewalkingforhealth@gmail.com

Forward to Health Scheme

Forward to Health is a 12 week scheme offering people with medical conditions help through taking regular exercise. The programme consists of one to one consultations and regular support with a fitness expert based at our leisure centres, who will give you a health check and devise a personal fitness programme to help you get on track and back into fitness. For more information click here

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