Good Life Health & Fitness in the Community


South Staffordshire Council's leisure centres will be reopening to members only for gym and exercise classes on 27 July. Remaining facilities will stay closed until further notice. For more information on out and about schemes contact Lisa Embrey on 07773 326373 or Louise Colman on 07939 631131.


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We are encouraging everyone to stay active and healthy during this difficult time and we hope to re-instate everything as soon as it is safe to do so

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
Bilbrook Fridays Holy Cross Church, Parish Rooms 10am 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
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 Wodehouse Suite, Wombourne Civic Centre 12.15pm Louise

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

Walking for Health

A free walking scheme offering a range of walks suitable for everyone. We have short and long walks, some more demanding than others. Each walk is led by an experienced and trained walk leader.

Grade 1 walks - They are upto 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 or

Kinver Mossgrove Surgery, High Street Grade 3 10am Clive - or Sue - or call 07952 465613
Coven Rainbow Inn, Brewood Road, Coven Grade 1 & 2 11am Glen - 01902 790059 or email
Tuesday Penkridge Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road Grade 1, 2 & 3 10am George - 07921 855814
Perton Perton Library, Severn Drive Grade 1, 2 & 3 10.30am or call 01902 758140, or or call 07484 708404/01902 742666
Wednesday Great Wyrley Wesley Methodist Church, Walsall Road (A34), Great Wyrley Grade 1 10am Cath - 07484 172930 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

(The last Wednesday of every month)

Roy Vernais - 07931 292900

Great Wyrley Wesley Methodist Church, Walsall Road (A34), Great Wyrley Grade 2 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

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 - or Anita - 01384 273958 or June - 01384 292052
Wombourne Meet outside Barclays Bank, Gravel Hill, Wombourne Grade 1 & 2 10am Sue-01902 894062

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.