Community fitness activities

Rusty Rackets

We are back on court with our Rusty Rackets sessions in Matlock & Ashbourne.  During these times the tennis courts are unavailable for use.

***Coming Soon***  Rusty Rackets in Bakewell  ***Coming Soon***
If you are interested please email

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. 

Racket hire is included however you can bring your own racket too. 

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

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

Booking is essential so please email to secure your place as numbers are limited. 

Ashbourne Activities

Stronger for Longer - Wednesdays, 10.15am-11am at the New Pavilion on Ashbourne Recreation Ground: a gentle exercise class combining seated and standing exercises to improve muscle strength and balance, to help reduce the risk of falls. Suitable for those who may lack mobility & confidence.

We will look to reschedule Cardio, Tone & Strengthen - at the New Pavilion on Ashbourne Recreation Ground in the Summer.  This class is not running at present.
A fitness class that is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, including those new to exercise.

All sessions are £3.

Online & Virtual 

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

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

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.

Below sessions are not all under our control please be advised sessions may not be running during the coronavirus pandemic or information may have slightly changed. 

Regular Activities

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.

Matlock Bootcamp South Darley Village Hall 9.30 to 10.30am contact
Netball Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock 10.30 to 11.30am contact Arc Leisure 01629 581322
Elton over 50s Keep Fit South Darley Village Hall 11.00 to 12 noon contact
Walking Football  Ashbourne Leisure Centre 11.30am to 1.00pm contact Ashbourne LC 01335 343712
Belly Buster Castle View Primary, Matlock 7.30 to 8.30pm  contact
Rusty Rackets Hall Leys Park, Matlock 10.30am to 11.30am contact
Walking Football  Winster Playing Fields  10.30am to 11.30am we are currently checking to see if these sessions are still running
Family Tag Rugby Baslow Sports Field 7pm to 8pm contact Becky Lyne at
Ladies Night Netball/Hockey Baslow Sports Field 8pm to 9pm contact Becky Lyne at
50+ Cardio and Core South Darley Village Hall 10am to 11am contact
Stronger for Longer New Pavilion, Ashbourne Rec 10.15am to 11.00am contact
Walking Football Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock  10am to 11.30am contact Arc Leisure 01629 581322
Family Re-Boot camp Baslow Sports Field 6pm to 7pm contact Becky Lyne at
50+ Strength and Tone South Darley Village Hall 10am to 11am contact
Walking Football Baslow Multi-Use Games Area 10.00 to 11.00am we are currently checking to see if these sessions are still running
Rusty Rackets Recreation Ground, Ashbourne 10.30am to 11.30am contact
Family Running Longshaw Estate 6pm to 7pm contact Becky Lyne at
Netball Brassington Recreation Ground 6.30 to 7.30pm we are currently checking to see if these sessions are still running
Walking Netball Ashbourne Leisure Centre 11.00am to 12.00 contact Ashbourne LC 01335 343712
Walking Football* Wirksworth Leisure Centre 11.00am to 12.00pm contact Wirksworth LC 01629 824717

*This session is for over 50's and is dementia friendly. Find out more via the following link ( [PDF 358KB] 


For more information on any of our community fitness classes please contact our Sports Development Team at