Walk, Run and Talk Group Frome
Would you like to improve your mental wellbeing? Would you like to meet new people? Would you like to get fitter? If so come and join our group, you can run or walk for first 30 minutes then join us for refreshments and a chat. Next 10 week course starts January 22nd 5:30-6:30 at Frome Medical Practice. Contact Health Connections for more details.
Women’s Wellness free exercise programme – Shepton & Glastonbury
ARE YOU A WOMAN AGED 40+? WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE MORE ACTIVE?
*Shepton Leisure Centre: Tuesdays 1.30pm – 3.00pm – starting 22nd October
*Glastonbury (Tor Leisure): Thursdays 1.30pm – 3.00pm – starting 24th October
Join our 6 week programme where you can meet other women, try a variety of activities, including Zumba, Pilates and Core Stability and take part in discussions on stress management, healthy eating and hormones.
For more information and to apply for a place please contact Jo Smith.
Chair & Standing Exercise Class. Shepton Mallet
Chair and standing exercise class at Pullen Court.
The class aims to improve balance, mobility, strength and flexibility. This will help you to remain independent and able in your own home. We will be doing some standing exercises in improve balance as well as seated exercises using bands for strength and finishing with some stretching.
Tuesdays at 13.30. Pullen Court Community Room. £3.00 Contact Jo Smith from SASP
Walking Football Somerset FA
Walking Football is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game!
Walking Football is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle irrespective of their age, as well as getting those back playing football who perhaps had to stop due to injuries.
Variations and game adaptations can be made to suit participants’ needs and capabilities. Play the game you love but reduce the chances of injury. It’s a great way to keep fit, learn skills, have fun and socialise all at the same time!
Sessions held in Frome, Shepton Mallet and Street. Organised by Somerset FA, Charles Lewin House, 5-10 Landmark House, Wirral Road, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9FR
Frome Buggy Walk
New buggy walking session. They are led by trained walk leaders and for those who want to socialise and enjoy being outside. They meet on Thursdays at 9:45 for a 10 am start at the Cheese and Grain. Its a circular walk, approx 2 miles at a moderate brisk pace lasting about 45-60 mins. All levels welcome and a special cuppa deal at the end at the Cheese and Grain. Provided by SASP and Somerset Health Walks.
Silvercise – Street
Silvercise is a fun, social and gentle fitness class combining toning, stretching, conditioning and dance. No jumping or floorwork involved. The classes are aimed at over 60’s but all adults are welcome. Exercises adapted to suit all abilities including those with any physical difficulties.
Mondays 9.30am – 10.30am: Crispin Hall, 83 High Street, Street, BA16 0EZ
Mondays 1.45 – 2.45pm: Barton St David Village Hall, 6 Broadclose Way, Barton St David, TA11 6BS
Thursdays 1.30 – 2.30pm: Keinton Mandeville Village Hall, Chistles Lane, TA11 6EX
Cost: £4.00 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
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.
Frome, Shepton Mallet and Southwick parkrun
Shepton Mallet parkrun is a 5km run every Saturday at 9am. We meet at Collett Park, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5PJ. Free but please register before your first run. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder) -if you forget it, you won’t get a time.
Southwick County parkrun is a 5km run every Saturday at 9am. We meet 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. Runners pushing buggies are also welcome.
Frome parkrun is a 5km run every saturday at The Old Showfield, Off Rodden Road, Frome, BA11 2AH (nearest postcode) t is entirely organised by volunteers – email email@example.com to help.
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 visit the website below.
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.
Extend, Movement to Music
These gentle exercise classes are held at – Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells, BA5 2RB Tuesdays 10.00am -11.00am
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.
Street: Strode College Sports Centre (not Fusion) Strode Road Street
Mondays and Thursdays 4.30 -5.30pm
Cost £4.20 per class
Please call Caroline Cooper for an appointment before starting the classes.
Shepton Mallet: 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: 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 £4.50 and Mondays 12pm-1pm. £4.50
Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, Charlton Road, Thursdays 10.30am – 11.30am £4.50
Nunney Village Hall, Nunney, Frome BA11 4LX, Wednesdays 10:00am-11:00am £4.50
Coleford The Hub, Old School Church Street, Coleford, BA3 5NQ, Wednesdays 11.00am-12.00pm £4.50
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 an updated leaflet please use link http://www.sasp.co.uk/health-walks
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.
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 Cricket Club, 30 Rodden Road, BA11 2AH. 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).