Active Living Exercise Class – Frome
Active living exercise class designed for older people to help keep active. It incorporates a mix of seated and standing exercises. Mondays 1.45pm – 2.45pm Christchurch Hall, Park Road, Frome BA11 1EU. Cost £5:00
AFC Strode- Pan-Disability Sessions
These fun sessions are for people with disabilities and are delivered by qualified coaches.
Venue: Strode College 3G Astro Pitch, Street, Somerset, BA16 0AB
When: Every Friday evening 7pm-8pm Cost: Free
AGE UK SOMERSET STRONG & STEADY
Strong & Steady sessions are specially designed for people over 60 to help reduce falls and improve balance, strength and confidence. Individuals can refer themselves by calling Age UK Somerset on the number below. A short health questionnaire will need to be completed, these forms can be sourced from the link below or from a Healthcare Professional. Cost: £5.00
- Frome – Frome Medical Practice, BA11 2FH, Mondays
- Frome – Christchurch Parish Hall, Park Rd, BA11 1EU, Mondays
- Wells – Town Hall, Market Place, BA5 2RB, Thursdays
Be Healthy, Be Happy Programme
Do you want to move more and feel healthier? Do you want to meet others and look at topics such as sleep, exercise, healthy eating, social and emotional wellbeing? If so, join in with this rolling programme.
Coleford: On Tuesdays 2:30pm-3:30pm running for 6 weeks at a time. The Mendip Room, Mendip Country Practice, Church Street, Coleford, Radstock, BA3 5NQ. Please contact the Health Connections team to register for the next available programme.
Frome: On Tuesdays 10.30am – 11:30am, Frome Medical Practice, Enos Way, BA11 2FH. Please contact the Health Connections team to register for the next available programme.
Shepton Mallet: On Tuesdays 2.00pm – 3.00pm, running for 6 weeks at a time. Shape Mendip Complex, Cannards Grave Rd, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT. Please contact the Health Connections team to register for the next available programme.
Wells: On Tuesdays 2.00pm – 3:00pm, running for 7 weeks at a time. Please contact the Health Connections team to register for the next available programme.
To find out more about the Be Healthy, Be Happy Programme please ring the number below.
Bike To Health for Frome – EBikes
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 for either half day (£6) or whole day (£12) hire.
Boccia – Frome
Boccia is an inclusive game for disabled people, older people and their carers. It is similar to bowls but easier to play. Hosted by Key-Ring and run by Nova Sport & Coaching. Every other Thursday 1:30pm-2:30pm at the Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, Justice Lane, Frome BA11 1BE.
Cycle Together Frome – A Green & Healthy Future
Participants borrow an ebike for four weeks and attend up to six hours of guided Cycle Together rides during this period. The loan comes with a lock, lights, helmet, panniers and high vis. The loan and classes are completely free, funded by the National Lottery for Frome residents. Participants must be able to ride a bike to join.
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.
Frome Get Wet Set
Swimming and hydrotherapy sessions for children and young people with a disability or additional need aged between 5-18 years. The opportunity to develop water confidence, water skills and therapeutic movement in the water. There may be a waiting list.
Frome: Tuesdays between 4.00 – 6.00pm at Harry’s Hydro (Critchill School), Frome BA11 4LB.
Frome Running Club – Beginners Couch to 5k Course
Get Active Together
Get Active Together aims to offer opportunities for families within Somerset to take part in physical activities together, with disabled and non-disabled siblings sharing experiences and having fun together.
The sessions are for children aged 8 – 18 years, and include multi sports activities (including Boccia, Soft Tip Archery, Laser Pistol Shooting, Dodgeball and Cricket) as well as outdoor sessions (including Kayaking, Axe Throwing, Paddle Boarding, Bush Camp and Tree Climbing). Sessions will take place in the school holidays.
Glastonbury Trotters walking group
A weekly wellbeing walk led by the community. Leaves St John’s Church every Monday at 12pm, after the Talking Cafe. Walks are around the town/local area.
Growing Strong – A Green & Healthy Future, Frome
Frome Field 2 Fork offer a range of free sessions including the Growing Strong. Providing an opportunity to get out in nature, get fit, meet new people, take part in practical conservation, and grow local food with a new social enterprise. Sundays 10:00-3:00 pm at Oak Tree Paddock, Whitemill Lane, Frome BA11 4EU.
Work at your own pace in a relaxed environment and choose between activities suited to all levels of fitness. Typical activities include sowing seeds, planting, weeding or pruning, creating no-dig veg beds, digging up brambles, constructing new garden features, hedgerow harvesting and building bug hotels.
Harry’s Hydro is a hydrotherapy pool based in Frome.
Individual led sessions are available. Other people will be in the pool at the same time doing their own exercises. Cost per session is £9 for an initial session then £90 for ten sessions to be paid in advance if wishing to continue.
You can also join hydrotherapy group exercise classes. A taster session costs £10. Future sessions need to be booked in groups of 10 and paid for in advance.
For more information and to book the hydrotherapy pool, please follow the link to the contact page of their website below.
Health Connectors – Mendip area
Health Connectors are based in all the GP practices in the Mendip area. We can help you in a number of ways. We can work with you on a one-to-one basis – we listen to what is important to you and work with you on issues that you would like support with. We can link you up with services and organisations, help you manage long term conditions, help you meet new people, join groups or set goals that might improve your health and wellbeing. We can also help you set up new groups if it is needed in your area. We see people in GP practices or in your home if you are housebound. As well as linking you to groups and services, we also run groups such as Talking Cafes, Be Healthy Be Happy and Pain Management programmes.
Healthy Backs Exercise Class-Online
Online class, based in Frome. These gentle exercise classes are held on Wednesdays 10-11am. Cost £5.00. Contact Jo for joining details.
Love To Move (seated movement to music group) – Evercreech & Coleford
Love to Move is a seated movement to music program providing physical, emotional and cognitive benefits designed to get older people, especially people living with dementia to move more and have fun. This group helps carers have a bit of fun with their partners or friends who are living with dementia outside of their home environment.
Mondays; 10 am at Housing21, Douglas Yates Court, Coleford, BA3 5PD
Mondays; 2 pm at Evercreech Village Hall, Victoria Lane, Evercreech, BA4 6JP
The cost is £5 per person if you pay in advance or £6 drop in. Accompanying carers £1. Anyone attending Love to Move for the first time can pay £5 for their first ever session, however, block payment post this session will apply. Paying in advance will be for an 8 week block which equates to £40.
Love to Ride- Frome
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 behaviour 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.”
Mendip Health Walks
Mendip Health Walks are devised to help you to feel good, to have more energy, to sleep better and to manage your weight. All walks are free of charge and are led by a team of Volunteer Walk Leaders.
There is no need to book onto any of the walks, you can just go along and complete a form at the start point. For full details on locations, times and walk lengths please visit SASP’s website.
Movement to Music Seated Exercise Class- Frome
Movement to music exercise class offers gentle seated exercise adaptable for all abilities.
Classes are at : Frome Medical Practice, Enos Way, Frome, BA11 2FH . Fridays term-time 10:00-11:00 £5 per class.
Supported by Age UK.
Park Run – Frome, Shepton Mallet, Southwick and Street
Parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world. Saturday mornings events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. Parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate. Register for free on the parkrun website before your first visit. There is a simple form to complete and a barcode to printout. Local events listed below.
Frome-The Old Showfield parkrun 5km run every Saturday at 9am. The Old Showfield, off Rodden Road, Frome, BA11 2AH (nearest postcode). Email email@example.com
Shepton Mallet parkrun : 5km run every Saturday at 9am. Collett Park, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5PJ. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwick County parkrun: 5km run every Saturday at 9am. Southwick Country Park, Frome Road, Southwick, Nr Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 9QD. Email email@example.com
Street parkrun 5k run every Saturday at 9am at Strode College sports fields. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reaching Out – Frome Tennis Club
Frome Tennis Club are providing free coaching and free membership for juniors of age 4 to 18 from low-income families, and for adopted children.
If you are a parent or guardian that qualifies (or is likely to qualify on your child starting school) for Pupil Premium funding, then you are likely to be eligible for the scheme. You can get in touch via the email address below.
Half-price club membership is also available via a separate scheme for adults from low-income families (see the club web site for details) so you could join as a family at significantly reduced cost.
Shepton Walks – Monthly Walking Group
A not-for-profit inclusive walking group promoting walks in Shepton Mallet and the surrounding villages.
Anyone can become a member. You can choose how much you’d like to pay to join. Members are able to join in with regular walks for free and enjoy preferential booking for all of the Festival programme and other special events. Twice a year, in summer and winter, social events are arranged.
Silver Swans ballet – online classes
Improve your physical and mental health with a weekly, high quality ballet class for those aged 55 and over, helping to improve your mobility, posture, coordination and energy levels.
Delivered by a Royal Academy-trained teacher, who adapts ballet techniques to respond to the different needs of participants across a broad range of ages. No previous experience required.
Participants will need approx. 2 metres of space around them and use of a chair or other support. Please wear loose clothing with socks or bare feet.
Classes take place online at £5 per session. There is also 1:1 support available over the phone to help participants access the classes. For further details please contact the Mark Bruce Company as below.
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 2023:
Oakhill: Monday 2.00pm – 3.00pm Oakhill Village Hall. Contact: Jo Webb on 07730 397396
Castle Cary: Wednesday 2.00pm – 3.00pm Caryford Hall, Maggs Lane Ansford BA7 7JJ. Contact Jo Webb on 07730 397396
Friday 10.00am-11.00am Scout Hut, Castle Cary. Contact: Jo on 07730 397396
Friday 11.30am – 12.30pm Caryford Hall, Maggs Lane Ansford BA7 7JJ. Contact Jo Webb on 07730 397396
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.
Frome: Friday 2.00pm-3.00pm and also 3.30-4.30pm at Frome Cricket Club, 30 Rodden Road, BA11 2AH. Contact: Denise on 07941 796635 or email email@example.com £5.00 per class
Glastonbury: Tuesday 10.30am-11.30am at Red Brick Building, Glastonbury, BA6 9FT. 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 £5 per session. Contact the instructor to confirm for each class.
TAI CHI FOR WELLBEING WELLS
Tai Chi for Wellbeing can be done seated if required. It is suitable for all ages and health issues. Although a regular class it welcomes newcomers and visitors who may only want one or two classes.
Every Thursday at 11 -12 at the Bishops Palace Wells, outside when possible. Cost is a suggested £5 donation to St Margaret’s Hospice.
2nd & 4th Monday every month 10.30-11.30 at Wells Library. Free taster
Mondays 2-3 pm at Henton Village Hall. Pay as you go £5
Online class every Tuesday at 11 – 12. £4. Please see website for details.
The Revive Sports Programme: Walk and Talk Frome
Walk and Talk. For people aged 18+, who are undertaking their journey to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction (or other mental health challenges).
It is also suitable for those who are temporarily sober or drug free to participate in. To join there’s a simple nomination form for the participants to fill out. This can be done in advance or completed on the day of joining. Contact details below.
Frome Youth and Community Centre. Fridays 4pm – 5pm
Walking Football Somerset FA
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. More details from Aaron.
NHS Exercises for older people- Balance
NHS Exercises for older people- Balance.
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