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Physical Health

On this page you will find class information and contact details for organisations promoting physical health. Information on this page is filtered first by district wide organisations and then by local areas to the bottom of the page. Use the links below to jump to a specific organisation or area.

 


Three Rivers Leisure

The Three Rivers Leisure team website offers a huge range of physical activity for the public, as well as activities catered for those who have a disability. Find a park or open space on the Leisure Map. Watford and TRDC also offer a physical activity referral scheme which offers residents the opportunity to access a 12 week gym and swim programme at participating leisure venues. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

***Covid-19 Update***

Whilst activities still remain suspended, the website has been updated with a huge range of ideas on how to stay active whilst staying home.


Active Watford and Three Rivers

Active Watford and Three Rivers is a programme which is aimed at working with Inactive people in Watford and Three Rivers, who are at risk from cardiovascular disease and/or mild to moderate mental health issues, helping them become active. Active Watford and Three Rivers Website gives information on what activities they run as well as more detail about their GP physical referral scheme. Their Facebook page is regularly updated with posts on how to keep active and what they have got going on. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

***Covid-19 Update***

They are keeping their Facebook page updated with ways to stay active at home.

 


Watford Football Club Sports and Education Trust (WFC Trust)

WFC Trust works on making a positive difference for all through sport, physical activity and learning, you can book onto courses on their website.  For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

***Covid-19 Update***

Community activities are back up and running, for more information visit their Facebook page.

 


Shape Up Herts

Shape Up is a men only 12 week weight loss programme, it looks at combatting the growing problem of obesity in middle age men. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

***Covid-19 Update***

Face to face delivery will resume in September 2020. For more information visit their website.

 


Herts Health Walks

Herts Health Walks is a countywide initiative of free, led walks aims to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits. You can find health walks near you here. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

  • 01992 588433

***Covid-19 Update***

All Health Walks are currently suspended.

 


Pump Gyms

Pump Gyms located in Tolpits Lane is a large 24-hour facility that offers a huge number of fitness classes as well as access to the latest fitness equipment. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

***Covid-19 Update***

Pump Gym have now reopened, their safety measures can be viewed here.

 


Herts Help

Herts Help is a free and confidential information service, providing easy access to the wide range of support offered by organisations across the county. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

***Covid-19 Update***

They are still operating to help find you support 7 days a week 8am to 8pm, including Bank Holidays.

 


Healthy Hub

The Healthy Hub is a one stop shop providing information, advice and support to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. They offer exercise classes, health and wellbeing talks and activities on a regular basis. The hub is located on 39 Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey WD19 7SD.  For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

***Covid-19 Update***

Although all face to face activities Healthy hub are offering a number of online activities at this time to keep active, including seated exercise classes. To find out more, contact 07483 104911 (Jane Drury).

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Exercises for Older Adults

Below are a list of videos for older people

  • 10 minute video home workouts from Joe Wicks that you can do in your own time. View the collection on his YouTube page Home Workouts for Older Adults.
  • 10 Today involves short ten minute routines to get you stretching and moving, and will be broadcast on the radio and online. Our vision is a world where being physically active is part of daily life for older people. Listen online.
  • Move It or Lose It! was founded in 2010 by award-winning fitness expert, Julie Robinson, who has dedicated her career to motivating thousands of people to keep active so they can enjoy healthier, happier lives.
  • NHS Seated Exercise. These gentle sitting exercises will help improve your mobility and prevent falls, and can even be done at home. Don't worry if you've not done much for a while – these seated exercises are gentle and easy to follow.

 


Active at Home - A guide to being active at home during the coronavirus outbreak

This booklet has been developed by Public Health England and Sport England to support older people and those who are shielded to be active and healthy at home. This is part of the Sport England Join the Movement campaign designed to provide inspiration and trusted information to the public about how to get active in and around the home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Active at Home Booklet (pdf)

 


Abbots Langley

Abbots Langley Community Centre, located at Manor House Grounds, WD5 0A offers a wide range of activities to members of the public such as Thai boxing, Boxercise, Slimming World.  For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

***Covid-19 Update***

Upcoming events are currently cancelled due to current situation. See more here.

 


Croxley Green

Anytime Fitness is a fitness Gym in Croxley Business Park, it is fully stocked with professional equipment and 24/7 access. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

  • 01923 751759

***Covid-19 Update***

Anytime Fitness Gym in Croxley has now reopened, their safety measures can be viewed here.


Mill End

William Penn Leisure Centre has a wide range of facilities, with a fully equipped gym, squash courts and football pitches, they also offer a number of fitness classes to suit all abilities, as well as the option for home workouts and training plans. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

***Covid-19 Update***

William Penn Leisure Centre has now reopened, see their website for more details.

 


Rickmansworth

Body Coach Gym is located at 130A High Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1AB. This Body Coach Fitness Studio offers everyone, no matter your age or fitness level, the opportunity to improve your health, quality of life and fitness. They offer personal training sessions, Meta fit classes and gym equipment. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

***Covid-19 Update***

The gym has now reopened, see their website for more details.

 


South Oxhey

South Oxhey Leisure Centre is located at Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey, WD19 7AX. They offer the option of swimming lessons, Gym memberships and access to home workouts and fitness plans. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:

  • 020 8428 4954
  • everyoneactive.com

***Covid-19 Update***

South Oxhey Leisure Centre is currently closed for building works. Visit their website for more information about reopening.