As the lockdown rules are beginning to ease, we are planning to reopen most of our Fitness and Friendship Clubs from September 2020.
To protect the safety of club members, volunteers and staff, all the necessary safety precautions will be in place at the facility to ensure you can return to activity safely.
These will include, social distancing, hand washing, use of sanitisers and change in club format to avoid using sports equipment/games.
Fitness and Friendship Clubs run across the county providing an opportunity for the older adult to spend around 50 minutes doing Low Impact Functional Exercises followed by time to socialise and wind down with tai chi.
They are social clubs with an emphasis on keeping active and staying healthy.
People who come to the clubs say that they enjoy the club because the exercises help with mobility, in particular where arthritis can result in a stiffening of the joints.
- the exercises help release tightened muscles so that shoes and socks can be put on more easily
- the clubs provide an opportunity to spend time with others who may be facing similar life challenges
- last but absolutely not least, there is a lot of laughter.
All Club Leaders are fully trained having completed Low Impact Functional Exercises training for older adults and First Aid Training. They also attend regular update training to keep their skills and knowledge up to date.
Our Club locations are listed below and each page will have details of the days, dates and times of the Club along with the costs and venue information.
You don't need to book in advance but places will be limited due to the new restrictions, so please check with the Club organiser. However, as your health and welfare is our primary concern, the first time you attend we will ask you to complete some forms so we can make sure you can participate safely. If you have a diagnosed health condition, you may need to consult with your GP first; there is a health disclosure within part 2 of the Welcome Pack.
You can view and download the full Welcome Pack below:
Download Part 1 of the Fitness & Friendship Club Welcome Pack - General Information
Download Part 2 of the Fitness & Friendship Club Welcome Pack - Forms for Completion
If you have any questions, please contact our Fitness and Friendship Senior Project Worker, Sally Evans at email@example.com or on 07754 612 569
New Clubs Coming in 2020