Community fitness activities

Health Promotion Days


Our health promotion days are often held at local Doctors surgeries. These days can give you an insight into how to live a healthier and more active lifestyle in your local area. We often provide free Boditrax scans, Health Walks and Activity Taster Sessions. Information about up coming Health Promotion Days below.


Farming Community Well Being Festival
  • Monday 10th October at the Agriculture Business Centre (ABC) Bakewell
  • Time: 11am - 2pm
  • Free refreshments (Bacon and sausage baps, fruit, cakes, tea & coffee).
  • Information stalls about your physical, mental and financial health and well being. 
  • Stalls include Citizen advice, Live Life Better Derbyshire, Healthwatch, Care home selection, Peak Park, Freedom Leisure and much more.
  • Activities include: Smoothie Bike, Health walks and much more.

Adults and Older Peoples Well Being Festival
  • Thursday 13th October at St Oswalds Church Hall, Ashbourne.
  • Time: 11.30am - 2.30pm
  • Free refreshments (buffet, fruit, cakes, tea & coffee).
  • Information stalls about your physical, mental and financial health and well being.
  • Stalls include Citizen advice, Live Life Better Derbyshire, Healthwatch, Care home selection, Strictly no Falling, Derbyshire Mind, and much more.
  • Activities include: Smoothie Bike, Nordic walking and much more.

Children and Families Well Being Festival
  • Wednesday 26th October at Hurst Farm Social Club, Matlock
  • Time: 11am - 2pm
  • Free refreshments (chip butties, fruit, cakes, tea & coffee).
  • Information stalls about your physical, mental and financial health and well being.
  • Stalls include Citizen advice, Live Life Better Derbyshire, Healthwatch, PCSO Fiona Clancy, Holistic Health Derbyshire and much more.
  • Activities include: Smoothie Bike, Xplorer Orienteering, Family friendly Yoga and much more.




Rusty Rackets

We are back on court with our Rusty Rackets sessions in Matlock & Ashbourne and we have a new session in Bakewell too.  During these times the tennis courts are unavailable for use.

These sessions are perfect for anyone who is new to tennis or who wants to get back into tennis. We have a coach on hand to help you with the basics and to improve your game whilst also having a fun and social game of tennis. 

Included is racket hire but you can bring your own racket too. 

Where: Hall Leys Park, Matlock 
When: 
Tuesdays, 10.30 - 11.30 am 
Cost: £3

Where: Bakewell Recreation Ground
When:
Tuesdays, 1.30 - 2.30 pm 
Cost: £3


Where: 
Ashbourne Recreation Ground
When: Thursdays, 10.30 - 11.30 am 
Cost: £3




Ashbourne Activities

Stronger for Longer

Wednesdays, 10.0am-11.15am at the New Pavilion on Ashbourne Recreation Ground, £3
A gentle exercise class combining seated and standing exercises. This class will help to improve muscle strength and balance, to help reduce the risk of falls. Suitable for those who may lack mobility & confidence. After the class we have a hot drink (£1) and a chat at the Pavilion.



Online & Virtual 

During the pandemic we wanted to keep you all active and so have developed a wide variety of exercise videos that you can take part in at home. These videos are for all abilities and are on our Active Dales Facebook page or our new You Tube channel. 

Please read this physical activity disclaimer when taking part in our videos. 

Our community fitness activities are for anyone who is new to exercise, or has not done regular exercise for a long time. Our qualified and approachable coaches and instructors create an informal atmosphere, making our well-structured fitness activities a great place for you to work towards increasing your health and fitness levels, with the emphasis on having fun and making new friends with people of similar fitness levels.  There's no need to book, just turn up on the day.

For more information please contact us sportsdevelopment@derbyshiredales.gov.uk