Silvercise – Street
Silvercise is a fun and social fitness class combining toning, stretching, conditioning and dance. Classes are adapted to all abilities (including limited mobility).
This class is for over 60s and takes place at Crispin hall, Street on Mondays from 9.30am – 10.30am. No need to book, just come along.
Venue: Crispin Hall, 83 High Street, Street, BA16 0EZ.
Cost: £3.50 per class.
Street Park Run
Street parkrun is a free timed 5k (about 3 mile) run, jog or walk that takes place at 9.00am every Saturday morning at Strode College sports fields. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age or ability. To join in, register first online (see below for web address) and bring it along with you for 8.45am on Saturdays.
Street parkrun is organised by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please email at the address below.
Short mat bowles – Walton
Walton Short Mat Bowles Club meet every Monday 7.30pm – 9.30pm. The 1st 2 weeks are free as a trial & if you would like to attend regularly the cost is £2.00 per week, plus club fees of £10.00 per year.
Venue: Walton Village Hall, Meadow Lane, Walton, Somerset, BA16 9LA
For more information Contact Margaret on the number below.
Age UK Tai Chi – Wells
Shibashi Tai Chi class, suitable for beginners – Wells Town Hall, Market Place, BA5 2RB. Fridays 2.45pm – 3.45pm. Cost: £4.50
Tai Chi – Street
Beginners Tai Chi classes are held at Crispin Community Centre, Leigh Road, Street, BA16 0HA on: Mondays: 11.00am – 12.00pm, Tuesdays: 2.00pm – 3.00pm. Cost: £4.00 per session
It’s Your Move Qi Gong – Frome
Take a step ,to a happier, healthier life and join our FREE weekly Qi Gong classes. This Ancient Chinese exercise is an easy, yet powerful way to work your body, relax your mind and boost your spirits. No need to bring a mat. Just wear comfortable clothes
Starting: Wednesday, 3rd April
Where: Frome Medical Practice, 3:00pm until 3:45pm
Contact details to be confirmed.
Exercise on Referral
The Somerset Exercise Referral Scheme offers activities for those with a diagnosed medical condition. Health Professionals can refer people who will benefit from a personalised physical activity programme to the GP Exercise Referral Scheme. There are over 30 recognised leisure providers in Somerset that are accredited to deliver exercise on referral. Venues include leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools and community venues. The range of activities available depends on the individual’s health needs and what is offered by the local accredited leisure provider. All programmes will be designed to meet individual needs and may include gym based exercises, walking, swimming, exercise classes, Tai Chi and other activities. Most importantly the activity will be at the user’s own pace. The cost of the GP Exercise Referral Scheme will vary between leisure providers. The number of sessions can last between 8 and 16 weeks. To get a referral, a patient will need to make an appointment to see a Health Professional who will determine if they meet the eligibility criteria that the scheme requires. If they do, they will complete a referral from and hand this to the patient. The patient will then decide which accredited leisure provider they would like to attend.
A list of Exercise Referral providers can be found here
Wookey Scottish Country Dancing
Friday evenings Wookey (Nr Wells) Church Hall 7.30 – 9.30pm. £2.50 to include a drink and a biscuit. Everyone welcome dancing for fun, socialising and exercise.
Couch to 5K
For more information visit www.runtogether.co.uk or contact Health Connections
Exercise and Sports finder – SASP
Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) has a directory that lists exercise and sports groups and is dedicated to increasing the health and happiness of residents in Somerset through physical activity and sport.
The Wednesday Club – Gardening and horticulture – Frome
The Wednesday club is a gardening/horticulture club on some land at Vallis Veg. Being with others, talking, gardening and having a cup of tea/coffee may help with alleviating loneliness, depression, anxiety and provide some gentle exercise. The space in which we work has amazing views, is away from traffic noises (but still quite close to town) and is calm and friendly. We can offer tea/coffee, support, all the tools & seeds necessary and a share in the produce. Open to anyone who would like to join this friendly supportive group. Wednesdays (during school term time only) you can drop in any time between 9:00am-3:00pm. For details call Alyson or Alex at The Shared Earth Learning Cooperative.
Tai Chi – Nunney
This Tai Chi class is run by Age UK.
It’s held on Wednesday mornings 10am-11am during term time at Nunney Village Hall.
Cost is £4 per session. Please contact Age UK if you would like to know more.
Shepton Mallet and Southwick Park Run
Shepton Mallet parkrun is a 5km run every Saturday at 9am. We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace! We’re friendly! Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Collett Park Café – please come and join us! The event takes place at Collett Park, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5PJ. Free but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time. Please be aware that dogs are not allowed at this event.
Southwick County parkrun is a 5km run every Saturday at 9am. We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace! We’re friendly! Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Squirrel’s Tearoom Cafe – please come and join us! The event takes place at Southwick Country Park, Frome Road, Southwick, Nr Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 9QD.
Runners wishing to run with a dog are welcome, but please keep the dog on a short lead or harness and under control throughout the event. Please also review the parkrun support page article about running with a dog at parkrun events. Runners pushing buggies are also welcome, but please take extreme care of other runners around you. If possible start from the back of the field and try to keep to one side of the main body of runners.
Scottish Country Dancing for Health
Dinder Village Hall, Dinder Nr Wells. Every Tuesday evening from 5th Sept 2017 7.30 – 9.30pm £3
All abilities/ages welcome
Contact Myra Dale
Bike To Health for Frome.
Cycling can help improve people’s health and wellbeing but many people are put off using a bicycle in Frome because of the hills. So Frome now has available a couple of electric power assist bicycles (ebikes) that helps to reduce the strain of cycling up hills and makes cycling more fun. Provided by Frome Town Council and available at Cycology Bikes. To find out about hiring one of the e-bikes for the Bike to Health scheme please go to http://www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/e-bikes/
Love to Ride
This is an online platform where you can find out about local cycling projects, track your cycling, set goals and find out about local rides.
Love to Ride has been designed with behavior change principles, techniques and tools at its core. This is to ensure that our approaches are as effective as possible at encouraging cycling. “We get more people cycling using our online platform, local promotion and good ol’ human interaction.”
Active Living Exercise Class, Frome
The active living exercise class is designed for older people help them keep active and incorporates a mix of seated and standing exercises. The class takes place weekly on Mondays 1.45pm – 2.45pm Christchurch Hall, Park Road, Frome BA11 1EU. Cost £4:00 For more information, contact Jo Fordham on the number below.
There is a cardiac rehab session at Wells Town Hall on Wednesdays 9am – 12.30pm.
For more information please contact Claire on the number below.
Extend, Movement to Music
These gentle exercise classes are held at – Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells, BA5 2RB Tuesdays 10.00am -11.00am and Tor Leisure, Glastonbury BA6 8ED Wednesdays 10.30am – 11.30am
Supported by Age UK.
SASP (Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership) is a website that you can visit for a list of exercise classes & sports activities in Somerset.
Flexercise – Gentle seated exercise
This gentle exercise class is at Crispin Community Centre, Leigh Road, Street on Mondays 2pm – 3pm class taken by Chris Wood and costs £1 also Thursday 11 – 12 noon class taken by Michaela Edumunds cost £1. No need to book for either class. Please contact Crispin Centre for more details
Healthy Backs Exercise Class
These gentle exercise classes are held Wednesdays 11am – 12pm Christchurch Hall, Park Road, Frome. Price £4.
Healthy Hearts Exercise Class
Cardiac Rehab community exercise group classes are aimed at people who have experienced a heart event.
Strode College Sports Centre (not Fusion) Strode Road Street
Mondays and Thursdays 4.30 -5.30pm
Cost £4.20 per class
Please tel Caroline Cooper on 07468 491295 for an appointment before starting the classes.
Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, 11 Charlton Rd, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5PG
Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
For more information on this class, please contact Jo Smith.
Wells Leisure Centre, Charter Way, Wells, BA5 2FB
Mondays 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Wednesdays 12.00noon – 1.00pm
Cost £3.50 per session.
For more information contact Jo Smith on the number below.
Harry’s Hydro is a hydrotherapy pool based in Frome. They have sessions for individuals to book on Fridays. Cost per session is £7 for an initial session then £70 for ten sessions to be paid in advance if wishing to continue. If you would like to use the hydrotherapy pool, please contact: Helen Woodhead.
As an individual you may be able to access a group session, hire the pool exclusively for yourself and your carers or if you represent a group you may be able to access the pool too.
Health Professionals Exercise Referral
The forms below are for professionals only who want to refer to exercise groups/gyms that are on the list of Somerset Exercises Referral providers
Referral criteria for lifestyle support and exercise for use by professionals only:
Exercise on referral process for professionals
Referral form for Frome Leisure Centre: Referral for Lifestyle support and exercise
Home Exercise Booklets
Later Life Training have produced some home exercise booklets for people to print out. See disclaimer at end of booklets.
Mature Movers exercise class offers gentle seated exercise adaptable for all abilities.
Classes are at :
Frome Medical Practice, Enos Way, Frome, BA11 2FH . Fridays term-time 10.00am-11.00am £4 and Mondays 12pm-1pm. £4.
Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, Charlton Road, Thursdays 10.30am – 11.30am £4
Nunney Village Hall, Nunney, Frome BA11 4LX, Wednesdays 10:00am-11:00am £4
Coleford The Hub, Old School Church Street, Coleford, BA3 5NQ, Wednesdays 11.00am-12.00pm £4
Supported by Age UK.
Mendip Health Walk
Mendip Health Walks are devised and led by volunteers from the local community who have undertaken Volunteer Walk Leader Training.
For more information see the Zing website for up to date health walk schedules.
Movement for Living
Movement for Living is chair based exercise and movement for all abilities, everyone welcome, first session free, refreshments afterwards. Rode Memorial Hall every Tuesdayat 2:30, for more information contact Elaine Butler.
MS Exercise Group
MS Exercise Group(people with other Long Term Conditions are also welcome) is a friendly supportive exercise group with the opportunity to have a cup of tea and a chat after the exercise with people in similar situation. Please wear comfortable clothing. Frome Cheese and Grain. Mondays 10.30-12 noon. £3.50 or £2.50 with no tea/coffee. Supported by Bath MS Branch.
Parkinson’s Exercise Group, Frome
Gentle exercise classes for people with Parkinson’s. Every two weeks on a Monday 10.30am – 11.30am, at the Frome Medical Centre.
Education Suite, Frome Medical Centre, Enos Way, Frome, BA11 2FH. Contact Robin Tanner, Branch Chair to check dates and times of forthcoming sessions.
Tai Chi for Health
We teach people with health issues and we teach people that need exercise and relaxation. The Tai Chi we teach, Shibashi, can be done standing or sitting– for further information on the Tai Chi classes please contact the class instructor. List of classes correct as of April 2019:
Binegar: Tuesday 2.00pm – 3.00pm Binegar Village Hall. Contact: Jo on 07730 397396
Castle Cary: Friday 10.00am-11.00am Methodist Hall, Castle Cary. Contact: Jo on 07730 397396
Friday 11.30am – 12.30pm Caryford Hall, Castle Cary. Contact Jo.
Croscombe: Monday 10.30am-11.30am in Croscombe Village Hall, Wells BA5 3RA Contact: Jan on 01749 346774.
Dinder: Tuesday 10.00am-11.00am Class at Dinder Village Hall, North of Church. BA5 3PE. Contact: John on 01749 676738.
Dinder: Tuesday 11.30am-12.30pm Class at Dinder Village Hall, north of Church BA5 3PE. Contact Paul on 01749 346774.
Ditcheat: Monday 10.30am-11.30am Class at Ditcheat Village Hall, Ditcheat. BA4 6RB. Contact: Richard on 01749 880308.
Frome: Friday 2.00pm-3.00pm at Frome Cricket Club, 30 Rodden Road, BA11 2AH. Contact: Denise on 07941 796635.
Frome: Thursday 4.00pm-5.00pm at Frome Medical Practice, Enos Way, Frome, BA11 2FH. Contact Denise on 07941 796635.
Glastonbury: Tuesday 10.00am-11.00am at Red Brick Building, Glastonbury, BA6 9FT. Contact Beith on 01458 898997.
Henton: Thursday 10.30am-11.45am at Henton Village Hall, Henton, BA5 1PD. Contact: Beith on 01458 898997.
Shepton Mallet: Thursday 12.30pm- 1.30pm at St Michaels Church, Park Road, Shepton Mallet. Contact: Ruth on 01749 342508.
South Horrington: Friday 11.00am-12.00pm at Heads Up, Upper Breach, BA5 3QG.
Wells: Friday 2.30pm – 3.30pm Class at Connect Centre Portway, BA5 2BE. Contact Mike on 01749 677277.
Cost: Classes from £3.50 per session. Contact the instructor to confirm for each class.
Wells Leisure Centre Healthy Walk
Wells Leisure Centre Healthy Walks, led, local, health-focused walks taking place every Tuesday @ 11 am, to help everyone get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits. These walks are 30 minutes long and may have a slight hill. There is parking, toilets and refreshments available. Suitable for all, walking at your own pace. Contact reception for details. Cost £1
Monday evenings from 7.15-9.15pm in the Indictment Room, Wells Town Hall. Contact Paul Crummay (donation).