You can search our events calendar, select the sport and play development brochure and search by area, by activity or by month.
We provide a wide range of activities targeted at adults of all abilities. Some examples are listed below:
- Walking for Health (led walks of varying length across the East Riding)
- physical activity and sports sessions in community venues, led by our community sports coaches, for example power walking, circuit classes
- activities in leisure centres aimed at attracting new people, for example, racketball, tea dances
- informal sessions specifically targeted at women, for example netball and rounders
- exercise Referral (activity programme aimed at people with a variety of health problems)
- live Well (weight loss physical activity programme)
- Jog Along (women’s informal jogging groups, aimed at all abilities)
- “Let’s Get Moving” programme (activities aimed at over 50’s in rural areas).
Leisure centres also offer a number of activities for adults, such as exercise classes, swimming and gym sessions.
A lot of voluntary sports clubs are keen to attract new adult members: these can be located on the sports club finder. Just select the activity you are interested in.
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'Walking for Health' was an initiative introduced by the British Heart Foundation and the Countryside Agency. It aims is to encourage people to take up walking as a way of improving physical health and mental well-being. The initiative also aims to improve the health and fitness of more than a million people, especially those who do little exercise or who live in areas of poor health.
The scheme is aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or to get fit.
Our Walking for Health scheme currently has 17 different walk venues. They are led walks by volunteers who ensure the walks are safe for all who take part. The walks are fun and friendly and welcome groups of friends and individuals.
Regular walking can also help to improve the confidence, stamina, energy, weight control and life expectancy of those who take part. It can also reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, strokes, diabetes, high blood pressure, bowel cancer, Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, anxiety and stress.
Search our events calendar for the walks in your area. Alternatively, download a copy of the walking brochure
Walking for Health 2013 brochure (pdf 7mb opens in new window)
For more information on Walking for Health, such as how to become a walk leader, please contact us by completing the enquiry form on the right hand side of the page.
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Exercise referral is a physical activity scheme which enables GPs and other health professionals to recommend a course of exercise for patients with a variety of medical problems. Participants are referred to a 20 session programme, which includes gym based, water and chair based sessions to name but a few.
Exercise referral is aimed at inactive adults, with a variety of medical problems who wish to become more active. Suitable medical problems may include people who are overweight, have high blood pressure, have low risk coronary heart disease factors, are depressed, have joint problems or osteoporosis and have low self-esteem or social problems.
Exercise referral sessions run at all of the council leisure sites and are either a group or one-to-one based.
If you would like to be referred onto the Exercise Referral scheme please make an appointment to see your GP, practice nurse, health visitor or health professional who will talk through the scheme with you and assess whether you are suitable.
A cost of £31 is payable.
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‘Live Well’ is a weight management programme for people with a BMI of 45 and over. It aims to increase physical activity focusing on activities that fit easily into everyday life such as walking. They are tailored to individual preferences and circumstances aiming to promote the individuals belief in their ability to change and keep motivated.
Live Well provides one-on-one contact between an individual and a designated personal trainer. You will gain knowledge on lifestyle issues focussing particularly on exercise, nutrition and mental health.
All individuals can also access the following activities free of charge throughout the 26 weeks:
- fitness and general health classes
- walking for health
- other activities such as badminton or squash etc.
Healthy lifestyles – Weight management groups.
Our healthy lifestyle sessions are aimed at people who would not normally use a leisure centre but want to start taking regular exercise and learn about healthy eating and leading a healthier lifestyle.
The sessions involve a mixture of healthy lifestyle advice, gentle exercise classes and allow participants to monitor their own body weight under the guidance of a professionally trained instructor.
Each session costs £1.60 to attend.
Working in partnership with East Riding and Hull Cardiac Rehabilitation service and East Riding of Yorkshire Council leisure services are running an Heart Education and Active Rehabilitation Therapy (H.E.A.R.T) Link programme. This is a community based cardiac rehabilitation exercise programme which runs weekly at all council leisure centres.
It is a programme of supervised exercise and lifestyle education aimed at keeping your heart healthy. They are ran by instructors who are accredited with the British Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation Teaching Certificate (BACR). They will gain confidence and knowledge to exercise safely and effectively to help improve their heart condition.
For more information on any of these health programmes, please complete the enquiry form on the right hand side of the page.
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Yes We run a number of women only sessions, including:
- jog along (informal women only beginner jogging groups) - held in seven areas of the East Riding
- women's Informal sports sessions - these are community based sessions (mainly at leisure centres) to just turn up and play! Sessions range from netball to rounders to football
- women only sessions in community settings - for example circuit classes, power walking.
You can find out when all of these sessions are running by looking at the events calendar and selecting sport and play development brochure
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