Good Life Health and Fitness in the Community
South Staffordshire Council provide 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. Activities are available at various locations across the district.
Gentle Exercise Classes
Gentle Exercise Classes are available for people over the age of 50. 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 and places are limited.
Contact: Lisa Embrey on 07773 326373 or Louise Colman on 07939 631131 to reserve your place. Classes are booked in monthly blocks and paid in advance.
|Bilbrook||Wednesdays||Holy Cross Church, Parish Rooms||10am||Lisa|
|Bilbrook||Fridays||Holy Cross Church, Parish Rooms||10am||Lisa|
|Bilbrook||Mondays||Holy Cross church, Parish Rooms||1pm||Lisa|
|Bishops Wood||Wednesdays||Bishops Wood Village Hall||12pm||Lisa|
|Essington||Tuesdays||Essington - St. Johns Church||10am||Lisa|
|Featherstone||Tuesdays||Featherstone Community centre||10am||Louise|
|Huntington||Mondays||Create Community Centre WS12 4NU||10am||Louise|
|Pattingham||Mondays||Pattingham Village Hall||10.30am||Lisa|
|Perton||Mondays||Perton Civic Centre||2pm||Louise|
|Penkridge||Mondays||Penkridge Peace Memorial Hall (Starts 6 June)||11.45am||Louise|
|Wheaton Aston||Wednesdays||Wheaton Aston Village Hall||2pm||Lisa|
|Wombourne||Tuesdays||Wodehouse Suite, Wombourne Civic Centre||12.15pm||Louise|
|Wombourne||Tuesdays||Wodehouse Suite, Wombourne Civic Centre||2pm||Louise|
Walking for Health
The Walking for Health scheme provides a programme of weekly walks which are free of charge and take place across the district. All walks are led by one of our trained walk-leader volunteers.
All of the walks vary in length and difficulty with routes suitable for all fitness levels.
If you have never attended one of our Health Walks, please contact the relevant walk leader before turning up to your first walk.
All new walkers will be required to complete a short registration form prior to your first walk.
- Grade 1 walks - They are up to 30 minutes on flat ground or with gentle slopes, with mainly firm surfaces and no steps or stiles.
- Grade 2 walks - They are between 30-60 minutes and may include some moderate slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and possibly stiles.
- Grade 3 walks - They are 45-90 minutes and may include steeper slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and stiles.
- Progressive Walks - Usually more than 90 minutes in duration and likely to include slopes, steps, stiles and uneven surfaces.
|Day||Village||Location||Walk Type||Time||Walk Leader Contact Details|
|Monday||Cheslyn Hay||Salem Church, High Street||Grade 3||2pm||Call Malcolm on 01922 409634 or email Viv at Vivvyhub@sky.com|
|Kinver||Kinver Sports and Community Centre, Legion Drive, High Street, DY7 6ET||Grade 3||10am||Email Sue - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07952 465613; or email Linda at Lindawashman@hotmail.com or call 07972046183|
|Coven||Rainbow Inn, Brewood Road, Coven||Grade 1,2 & 3 (Dog friendly)||11am||Glen - 01902 790059 or email email@example.com|
|Tuesday||Penkridge||Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road||Grade 1, 2 & 3||10am||Call George on 07921 855814 or Jackie on 07980 323173|
|Perton||Perton Library, Severn Drive||Grade 1 & 3||10.30am||Email Fred at Fredoleary11@gmail.com or email Aubrey at Aubrey.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07484708404 or 01902 742666|
|Baggeridge (First Tuesday of the month)||Baggeridge Country Park (Meet at the band stand)||Progressive walk||10am||
Available the first Tuesday of every month
Lindsay - 07783 690017 or email Lindsayhopkins22@gmail.com
|Wednesday||Great Wyrley||Wesley Methodist Church, Walsall Road (A34), Great Wyrley||Grade 1||10am||Pat Jones on 01922 412094 or Beryl Holmes 01922 413394|
|Great Wyrley||Wesley Methodist Church, Walsall Road (A34), Great Wyrley||Grade 3||10am||Roy Vernais - 07931 292900 or Peter Holmes - 01922 413394|
|Great Wyrley||Wesley Methodist Church, Walsall Road (A34), Great Wyrley||Progressive Walk||9.30am||(The last Wednesday of every month)
Roy Vernais - 07931 292900
|Great Wyrley||Wesley Methodist Church, Walsall Road (A34), Great Wyrley||Grade 2 (Dog friendly)||10am||Elaine Mills - 07971 378425 (Dog friendly Walk)|
|Thursday||Bilbrook||Joeys Lane, Bilbrook (Carpark on the bend at the bottom of the road)||Progressive Walk||10am||(Every other week)
Tim - 01902 846480 or Alan and Jean - 01902 842995
|Baggeridge||Baggeridge Country Park (Meet at the band stand)||Grade 3||10am||
Lindsay - 07783690017 or email Lindsayhopkins22@gmail.com
|Friday||Essington||St. Johns Church, Wolverhampton Road, Essington||Grade 3||11am||Malcolm Price - 01922 409634|
|Highgate Common||Cory Community Centre, Highgate Road, Highgate Common||Grade 2||10am||Sue - 07976 938808 or David - email@example.com or Anita - 01384 273958 or June - 01384 292052|
|Wombourne||Meet outside Barclays Bank, Gravel Hill, Wombourne||Grade 2||10am||Myra - 07960 975419|
Volunteer Walk Leaders Wanted
We are looking for people to join our team of trained volunteers and help us to extend our programme of Health Walks across the district. If you are passionate about walking, enjoy the outdoors and like meeting new people, we would like to hear from you. To become a walk leader, you just need to undergo some basic training which is free of charge and which we will run at a time that suits you.
To find out more contact our Walking for Health Coordinator Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07939 631131.
Forward to Health Scheme
The Forward to Health Scheme has been developed to help people with medical conditions improve their health by increasing their physical activity. The scheme is a 12 week programme and consists of working with an experienced instructor to complete a health check, determine your health and fitness goals and devise a personal programme to help you get your health on track. To find out more click here.
South Staffordshire Cycling Scheme
The cycling scheme is currently under review. Details will be posted here in due course.