Physical Activity Resources in Swindon

It is recommended to take 150 minutes of moderate activity (raises heart rate) per week (eg. 30 minutes, 5 days a week) or 75 minutes of vigorous activity spread


Activity

Swindon Health Walks

About

Fourteen free weekly walks. Usually last 40-60 minutes, or the ’Gentle Walking Group’ offer shorter walks up to 20 minutes and also offer a seated exercise session which can be useful for people with certain disabilities.

When?

Monday to Friday

Where?

Various locations around Swindon

How?

Visit: https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/south-west/swindon-health-walks

Call 01793 465413 or email ESperring@swindon.gov.uk



Activity

Park Run

About

A free weekly timed 5km run.

When?

Saturday 9 am

Where?

Lydiard Park

How?

Visit: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/swindon/ and register before your first run and then turn up!



Activity

Shin Splints

About

A free weekly running club who support those who want a gentle introduction to running

When?

Wednesday 6.30 pm

Saturday 9 am

Where?

Base point: Coate Water Car Park

How?

Visit: http://gouldings.wixsite.com/swindon-shin-splints



Activity

Football Fans in Training 

About

13 week football training programme running weekly for men aged 35-65 years old with a BMI of >28 kg/m2 or a waist circumference of >38 inches. Training is by club community coaches and you will also receive a programme of advice on how to eat more healthily and become more active, including being given a pedometer to count the number of steps walked each day.

When?

Two programmes per year:

January to April

September to December

Thursday 6.30 pm to 8 pm

Where?

Legends Lounge, County Ground

How much?

£5.00 per session

How?

Email jon@stfc-fitt.co.uk with Football Fans in Training as the subject line, visit http://stfitc.co.uk/?p=5395, or ring 01793 421303 (Swindon Town Football Club)


Activity

Cycling for Health

About

Friendly, safe environment—cycle around the athletics track. No need to book—cost £3.15 for age 16+ or supervised children by prior arrangement

When?

Monday 10 am to 11 am

Thursday 1 pm to 2 pm

Where?

County Ground Athletics Track

How?

Contact Ros Hughes on 01793 464907 or email rhughes@swindon.gov.uk



Activity

Hydrotherapy

About

Referral from GP/physiotherapist with suggested gentle exercises for unlimited sessions within a 3 month—1 year period (£6 a session). Hydrotherapy has been shown to have many health benefits and can be particularly helpful to those with physical disabilities.

When?

Monday-Friday 3 pm – 6/8pm

Weekends 9 am-1 pm

Where?

Hydrotherapy pool, Gorse Hill

How?

Ring 01793 496002 or visit www.thamesdownhydrotherapypool.com to download a referral form or see your GP/physiotherapist



Activity

Gentle Aqua Classes

About

More structured hydrotherapy class at the hydrotherapy pool for £3.15 a session, gentle exercise in water. You will need to be referred by a weight management group.

When?

Thursday 12 pm to 1 pm

Where?

Hydrotherapy pool, Gorse Hill

How?

Contact Ros Hughes on 01793 464907 or email rhughes@swindon.gov.uk



Activity

Disability Sport Swindon

About

Exercise classes available for people with learning or physical disabilities including swimming, cycling, climbing, walking, tennis (cost: free to £3.50 a session. Visit the website for full timetable).

When?

Throughout the week

Where?

Various locations around Swindon

How?

Visit www.disabilitysportswindon.co.uk or contact Ben on 01793 465404 or email

bhumphrey@swindon.gov.uk



Activity

Sport Club for people with learning disabilities

About

Swindon Champions is a weekly multi-sport club, £1.50 a session

When?

Thursday 6.30 pm to 8 pm

Where?

Dorcan Recreation Club

How?

Visit www.disabilitysportswindon.co.uk or contact Ben on 01793 465404



Activity

Group exercises arranged by the Swindon Health Improvement Team

About

Various group exercises Monday-Friday lasting an hour for all abilities/disabilities. Examples include cardio care (circuits at the Hayden Centre) exercise to music (for older adults), supervised gym session (referral required from a medical professional), chair-based exercises among many others. Costs £3-£3.15 a session.

When?

Monday to Friday daytimes

Where?

Various locations including Haydon Centre, Ellendune Community Centre

How?

For a timetable and more information contact Ros Hughes on 01793 464907 or email rhughes@swindon.gov.uk

 

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