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What type of classes do we offer?

Our Active Living classes and courses are designed for people with long term conditions and those who want to improve their overall health and wellbeing. The classes are centred on the individuals needs to help improve their overall health and quality of life.

All classes have qualified instructors who are there to help and support you every step of the way.

See information below for more details on all the Active Living classes and the Downloads for each of the classes.

Functional Fitness MOT Courses

This 10 week course is free thanks to funding from Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group. The class will provide activities which promote postural stability and balance to assist greater independence and reduce the risk of falls in the future.

Functional Fitness Classes

The Functional Fitness classes take place weekly at Link4Life venues across the Rochdale Borough. The classes will provide activities which promote postural stability and balance to assist greater independence and reduce the risk of falls in the future.

If you have any further questions and to book one of the limited spaces on the class please contact Paul Gardner.

Photo: Active Living Christmas Party, where we invite all those attending our sessions to come and join in the fun.

The Gentle Exercise classes take place weekly at Link4Life venues across the Rochdale borough. The classes are designed to help people with a variety of long term health conditions strengthen joints and muscles and improve balance and stability.

Photo: Active Living Christmas Party, where we invite all those attending our sessions to come and join in the fun.

If you have any further questions or require more information please contact Paul Gardner.

Designed for people with multiple and complex health conditions, who need specific 1:1 classes or small group work.

If you have any further questions or require more information please contact Paul Gardner.

Balance Ball class takes place every Monday at Rochdale Leisure Centre from 2.30pm-3.30pm. It's a seated exercise class performed whist sat on an oversized gym ball, while performing functional resistance exercises, excellent for strengthening the core muscle areas (abdominal, back, trunk) and for improving posture, balance, coordination, and flexibility.

If you have any further questions and to book one of the limited spaces on the class please contact Paul Gardner.

A free six week programme of taster sessions in the gym, swimming, walking, circuit based exercise, dance based exercise, badminton, mindfulness, aimed at helping rebuild fitness, confidence and helping you take the first steps to a more active lifestyle in the future.

If you have any further questions or require more information please contact Paul Gardner.

Link4Life are offering a weekly specialist Back Care Yoga session at Rochdale Leisure Centre to assist you in managing your condition on an everyday basis. The sessions runs every Tuesday 4pm-4.45pm.

If you have any further questions or require more information please contact Paul Gardner.

As recently seen on TV, Walking Football has taken off in the Rochdale Borough - everyone is welcome to come and give it a try. Whether you are returning from injury, want to get fitter or just want to play the game you love again - just at a slower pace.

All our sessions are run by FA qualified coaches, with a mix of games and skill training in a friendly environment.

Tuesday
Venue: Littleborough Sports Centre
Time: 10am-11.30am
Cost: £2 (includes tea & coffee)

Thursday
Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre
Time: Class 9am-10am & Session 10am-11am
Cost: £1.60

If you have any further questions or require more information please contact Paul Gardner.

Get Into Golf sessions are designed for all levels of golfers from beginners to those wanting to get back into the game.

Come and join in and get fit while enjoying a  relaxed and friendly round of golf.

Dates: 25 November 2016

Dates: 27 January, 24 February & 31 March 2017

*Weather permitting

Cost: £6.75 for 60+, £8.40 for adults per person (Club hire included - 9 or 18 holes).

Meet at Marland Golf Course - Club Shop at 9.45am.

To book your place contact Paul Gardner.

Inspirational stories from the Healthy Lifestyle Programme

Here you can read about real people who participate in the Healthy Lifestyle Programme - all stories are genuine and are by our actual participants. 

Details coming soon.

 

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Pictured are Val Exley, Sue Reed-Roberts and Audrey Simpson, three of the volunteers for the Functional Fitness and Gentle Exercise sessions, who have all been trained in Functional Fitness and moving and handling.

If you are interested in volunteering to help in the healthy lifestyles programme, or have any further questions please contact Paul Gardner.

What should I wear? You should wear loose fitting clothing and flat comfortable shoes or trainers.

What should I bring with me? You should bring a drink of water.

Can I bring someone with me? Yes you can bring along a family member/carer. Just speak to the instructor prior to the class starting.

People with a wide range of long term conditions attend our classes:

  • Mobility and balance issues
  • Back pain
  • Diabetes
  • Lung conditions (Asthma, COPD)
  • Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, MS
  • Arthritis and mobility problems
  • Cancer
  • And many others

We have seen great improvements made in participant’s health and wellbeing since starting on the classes. Link to stories

Classes are designed to improve: balance, mobility, co-ordination, reactions, quality of life and improve your confidence when carrying out day to, day tasks so that you can maintain independence in your own home.

They can also help with weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight and can help you sleep better.  Our classes can also help you to maintain your independence and introduce you to new friends and enjoy social events throughout the year.

Other benefits include improvements in joint and muscle strength along with improved flexibility, which will make walking and getting out and about much easier.  Regular exercise has even led to a reduction in the use of walking aids, for some of our participants.

Rochdale residents who on purchasing a Link4Life Card on their first visit can access all classes at the reduced cost of £2.50. Classes are free for members of Link4Life.

For those living outside the Borough or do not qualify for the extra card is cost is £3 a session.

Yes. The classes are specifically designed for all levels fitness and abilities. Our qualified instructors will ensure you are signposted to the class that will best fit your individual needs.

The instructor will speak to you before you start the exercises and ask you to work at your own pace and rest if needed at any point.  The classes are low impact and are based around day to day activities i.e. reaching, walking on uneven surfaces and general mobility, all aimed at improving your overall fitness as well as your general wellbeing.

Accessible Active Recreation

Click on the image below to view or download the digital booklet.

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Contact

Paul Gardner
Programming Manager Health & Wellbeing
Telephone: 01706 926235
Mobile: 07890 250655
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Downloads

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