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 10-11 am and Street Crispin Centre, Leigh Road, Street BA16 0HE Tuesdays 12pm – 1pm. Tor Leisure, Glastonbury BA6 8ED Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am £4 Supported by Age UK.
Zing is a website that you can visit for a list of exercise and weight management options 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.
Glastonbury Leisure Centre, Wells Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9BY:
Mondays and Thursdays 4pm – 5pm £4
For more information please contact Caroline Cooper.
Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, 11 Charlton Rd, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5PG
Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 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
Professionals only who want to refer to exercise groups/gyms that are on the list on the referral form (click the following link ‘2Exercise referral form) to see the list of classes –
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 10am-11am £4 and Mondays 12pm-1pm. £4.
Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, Charlton Road, Wednesdays 11am – 12pm £4
Crispin Community Centre Street, Leigh Road, Street Tuesdays 12 – 1pm £4
Beckington Village Hall, Bath Road, Beckington, Frome, BA11 6TD Tuesdays 10am-11am £4
Nunney Village Hall, Nunney, Frome BA11 4LX, Wednesdays 10:30am-11:30am £4
Coleford The Hub, Old School Church Street, Coleford, BA3 5NQ, Wednesdays 10:30am-11:30am £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. Mondays 10.30am – 11.30am, every two weeks at the Frome Medical Centre. Phone us to check dates and times of forthcoming sessions.
Education Suite, Frome Medical Centre, Enos Way, Frome, BA11 2FH.
Tai Chi for Health
List of classes correct as of October 2018
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.
Binegar: Tuesday 2 – 3pm Binegar Village Hall. Contact: Jo on 01749 342035
Castle Cary: Friday 10-11am Methodist Hall, Castle Cary. Contact: Jo on 01749 342035
Croscombe: Monday 10.30-11.30 in Croscombe village hall, Wells BA5 3RA Contact: Jan on 01749 346774
Dinder: Tuesday 10-11 am Class at Dinder Village Hall, North of Church. BA5 3PE. Contact: John on 01749 676738.
Dinder: Tuesday 11.30-12.30 Class at Dinder Village Hall, north of Church BA5 3PE. Contact Paul on 01749 346774
Ditcheat: Monday 10.30-11.30 Class at Ditcheat Village Hall, Ditcheat. BA4 6RB. Contact: Richard on 01749 880308
Doulting: Wednesdays 10.30am – 11.30am Doulting School Hall. Contact Ruth on 01749 342508
Frome: Fridays 2-3 pm at Frome Cricket Club 30 Rodden Road, BA11 2AH. Contact: Denise on 07941796635
Henton: Thursday 10.30-12 Class at Henton Village Hall, Henton, BA5 1PD. Contact: Beith on 01458 898997
Shepton Mallet: Thursday 12.30- 1.30pm St Michaels Church, Park Road, Shepton Mallet. Contact: Ruth on 01749 342508
Wells: Friday 2.30- 3.30pm Class at Connect Centre Portway, BA5 2BE. Contact Mike on 01749 677277
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).