Community fitness activities

3km Fun Runs 

Friendly, fun and accessible 3km challenge! 

Walk, jog, wheel (chair) or run at your local park!

Matlock Hall Leys Park
- Saturday 15 January at 10am 

Ashbourne Recreation Ground - Saturday 22 January at 10am  

To book your place please visit 
Only £2.50 to sign up and all finishers get one of or special medals! 

Rusty Rackets

We are back on court with our Rusty Rackets sessions in Matlock & Ashbourne.

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

Wednesdays at St Oswalds Curch Hall:

Cardio, Tone & Strengthen 9.30am-10.00am: a fitness class that is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, including those new to exercise.

Stronger for Longer 10.15am-11am: 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.

Buggy Boot Camp 11.15am-11.45am: a fitness class suitable for mums and babies.
Both classes are designed with a mix of exercises to improve cardiovascular fitness along with toning & strengthening exercises for all the body’s main muscle groups. Flexibility & balance will also be improved.

All sessions are £3 and are at St Oswalds Church Hall.

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 Mums Bootcamp Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale  9.15 to 10.15am £5.00
Stretch & Relax  Hurst Farm Community Centre, Matlock 9.30 to 11.00am £2.00
Walking Netball Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock 10.30 to 11.30am £3.65, free to Connected Members
Walking Football  Ashbourne Leisure Centre 11.30am to 1.00pm £3.65, free to Connected Members
Belly Buster Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale 7.30 to 8.30pm  £5.00
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) South Darley Village Hall, Darley Dale  10.30 to 11.15am £5.00 
Rusty Rackets Hall Leys Park, Matlock 10.30am to 11.30am £3.00
Walking Football  Winster Playing Fields  10.30am to 11.30am £2.00
Elton Oldies Fitness Elton Village Hall  2pm to 3pm £4.00
Netball  Baslow Multi-Use Games Area 6.00pm to 7.00pm £3.00
Netball (adults only) Baslow Multi-Use Games Area 8.00pm to 9.00pm £3.00
Cardio, Tone & Strengthen St Oswalds Church Hall  9.15am to 10.00am £3.00
Buggy Boot Camp St Oswalds Church Hall  11.15am to 11.45am £3.00
Stronger for Longer St Oswalds Church Hall 10.15am to 11.00am  £3.00
Walking Football Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock  10am to 11.30am £3.65, free to Connected Members
Matlock Mums Bootcamp All Saint's Church Hall, Matlock 9.30 to 10.30am £5.00
Walking Football Baslow Multi-Use Games Area 10.00 to 11.00am £3.00
Rusty Rackets Recreation Ground, Ashbourne 10.30am to 11.30am £3.00
Health Improvement Circuits Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock 1.30 to 2.30pm £5.95, free to Connected Members
Netball Brassington Recreation Ground 6.30 to 7.30pm £2.00
Walking Netball Ashbourne Leisure Centre 11.00am to 12.00 £3.65, free to Connected Members
Walking Football* Wirksworth Leisure Centre 11.00am to 12.00pm £2.00

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

**Email to book

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