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Increasing activity and participation in Nuneaton and Bedworth

Community Physical Activity Sessions

Get Involved, Get Active

Come along and take part in one of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Councils and Partners community physical activity sessions.

All sessions are easily adapted to suit any level of fitness or ability levels.

Sessions are located at various community facilities and are heavily discounted, making the sessions more affordable.

You can find our Community Class timetable here https://www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/downloads/download/195/community_class_timetable

Class Descriptions

50+ Activity Session

50+ Activity Sessions include a variety of low/ moderate intensity activities, including:- Archery, Short Mat Bowls, Curling, Boccia and Table Tennis.

Baby and Me Fitness

Baby and Me Fitness sessions are for mother and baby to work out together, these sessions incorporate cardio and resistance training with your baby. These classes are great fun for your baby whilst giving you a challenging workout, Baby and Me Fitness is a great class for meeting new people and helping to improve the bonding process with mother and baby.

Bootcamp

Bootcamp is intensive circuits with attitude where you’ll build strength, speed, agility and stamina! This class will challenge you to get the most out of your exercise sessions. It is a tough circuit, but you can always work at your own pace delivered in a motivational way that will encourage you to take the next step in your fitness journey.

Buggy Circuits

Buggy Circuits is a class that incorporates walking, a range of whole body exercises and activities for mums with babies in pushchairs, Buggy circuits are designed to help tone your body from head to toe whilst bonding with your baby. They are fun, sociable, and are a great way to get back in shape post pregnancy.

Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehabilitation is a programme of exercise and information sessions to help you get back on your feet again after a heart attack, heart surgery or procedure. The sessions are either gym based or circuit based sessions which include cardio vascular and light weight exercises.

Clubbercise

Clubbercise is an energetic and upbeat dance aerobic workout where the instructors turn off all the lights and hand out glow sticks. You can burn up to 500 calories in a 60-minute session.

HIIT- High intensity interval training

HIIT is an enhanced form of interval training, an exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods.

Pre and Post Natal Stability Ball

Classes are based around the use of an exercise ball and hand weights. Classes have a particular focus on core stability and pelvic floor training. Pre and Post Natal Stability classes are designed to help prepare your body for the demands of labour, and are adapted to suit post-natal ladies regain their core strength and pelvic floor conditioning.

Pre and Post Natal Supple Strength – Pilates

Blending elements of Pilates, Yoga and Body Conditioning, Supple Strength classes are challenging non-impact workouts which build strength and flexibility through a focus on posture, core stability and body alignment. Pre and Post Natal Supple strength is a great way to help prepare your body for the demands of labour but will also help you regain your fitness post pregnancy.

Post Natal Kettlebells

Post Natal Kettlebells is a great class to help strengthen your whole body especially the core. This class helps to reduce depression and anxiety, increases muscle tone, strength and endurance.

Respiratory Rehab

Respiratory Rehabilitation is a programme of exercise and information sessions to help improve the quality of your health the rehabilitation sessions are either gym based or circuit based sessions which include cardio vascular and light weight exercises.

Running Group

A structured session that teaches you efficient and effective techniques to help improve your running style. This session is for beginner – intermediate runners with exit routes to the local Harriers sessions.

Seated Exercise Class

This class includes light chair based aerobics, dance and weights sessions, utilising various items of equipment for all abilities and ages to help improve co-ordination, balance, stamina, physical & mental wellbeing.

Short Mat Bowls

Short mat bowls is an indoor sport in which players attempt to score points by rolling a bowl along a fairly flat surface, to gain as many points as possible by getting their bowls nearer to the jack than their opponents, and so outscore them. The game is a modern variation on lawn bowls, from which the game is derived.

Tai chi

Tai Chi is an innovative, dynamic and motivating mind and body fitness class, these classes help improve coordination, balance, suppleness and flexibility, muscle strength, posture, and reduces stress and anxiety.

Zumba

Zumba is a dance fitness programme which incorporates Latin and International music to create a fun and effective workout.

Exercise referral

Exercise referral is a scheme to help increase physical activity among people who are inactive or sedentary and are otherwise healthy or whom have an existing health condition or other risk factors for disease.

The Community Class on Referral scheme has been specifically designed for individuals not wanting to train alone or go to a gym facility. This scheme is a great way to meet new people.

This service provides a 12 week programme of a physical activity/healthy lifestyle support to young people aged 8+ and adults aged 16+. The Exercise Referral Service has a charge which is at a much discounted rate for classes but the nutrition, fitness assessments and programme designs are all included in this service for free. All advice and support is given via one of our qualified exercise referral specialists.

To be eligible for the scheme you must have one of the following conditions and be referred by a health/social care professional:

  • mental health condition e.g. mild to moderate depression,
  • anxiety, low mood
  • dementia – early to mid-stages
  • respiratory condition
  • musculo-skeletal condition
  • neurological condition
  • hypertension
  • risk of cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes type 1 and 2
  • obesity or overweight
  • osteo/rheumatoid arthritis/osteoporosis
  • an inactive/ sedentary lifestyle

The good news is there is no limit to how long you can keep attending our community classes.

Regular fitness assessments

It involves measuring height, weight, blood pressure, body composition (body fat/lean mass percentage), lung function, Carbon Monoxide levels, Basal Metabolic Rate and anaerobic grip strength. The results are discussed with you in detail, giving you an overview of your health and highlight any areas where additional help and support should be needed.

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