activ8teme is a low cost, pay as you go programme for adults which has over 50 fitness and sports sessions to choose from each week. It offers 8 sports to choose from in a friendly, fun and sociable environment.
- Sessions take place in the community and cost just £1.50–£3 per session
- All ages and abilities are welcome and there is something for everyone.
As part of #GMActiveAgeing week, we celebrate Gordon who tells us how he keeps active at the age of 83!
He regularly takes part in walks at Hollingworth Lake....and earlier this year completed the Manchester 1/2 marathon. A true inspiration!
Fitness Class Timetable
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Would you like to join a local running group?
Regardless of your age, fitness level, aspiration or background, we have something for everyone!
- Beginner friendly
- Get fit and have fun
- Meet new people
- Enjoy the fresh air
- Qualified leaders
- All abilities welcome
Saturdays 9am Parkrun at Watergrove Reservoir, Wardle Road, Ramsden Road, Wardle OL12 9EN. Free, 5k timed-run every, open to all.
Pre-register for free at www.parkrun.org.uk/watergrove
Take a look at the video of the Watergrove parkrun 1st Birthday!!
Couch to 5K and Beginners Running Group
Venue: Springfield Park
- All ages (16+) and abilities welcome
- A gentle 5-10km each session
- Beginner friendly!
- In a relaxed, sociable environment!
- Get fit and make new friends at the same time!
- Build up your fitness with qualified Run Leaders!
- No booking, just turn up!.
We have several No Strings Badminton sessions per week at various venues.
Sessions are low cost, pay as you go, we provide the equipment, just turn up or bring a friend. Most sessions have a Co-ordinator.
|Monday||Littleborough Sports Centre||7.30pm-9pm||£3.00|
|Tuesday||Heywood Sports Village||5.30pm–7pm||£2.50|
|Tuesday||Kingsway Park Sports Centre||7pm-8pm||£2.50|
|Wednesday||Rochdale Leisure Centre||6.30pm-7.30pm||£3.05|
|Thursday||Kingsway Park Sports Centre||8pm-9pm||£2.50|
Would you like to learn how to ride a bike or improve your cycling skills and confidence in a traffic free environment?
Whether you have never ridden a bike before or cycled for years, there are free sessions (bikes and helmets provided) led by qualified instructors.
As recently seen on TV, Walking Football has taken off in the borough. We now have Walking Football sessions with a qualified coach, and the sessions cover skills and a match in a social, friendly environment. It's just football at a slower pace!
|Tuesday||Littleborough Sports Centre||10am–11.30am||£2.00|
|Thursday||Rochdale Leisure Centre||9am-10am & 10am–11am||£1.65|
A selection of photos from the Manchester Walking Football League games held at Heywood Sports Village.
We have a wide variety of low cost Holistic sessions that we deliver in both the community and at Link4Life Centres.
Holistic Fitness sessions include Yoga and Pilates classes which improve core strength, flexibility and posture. However, the benefits go far beyond this and boosts both physical and mental wellbeing.
We have a wide variety of low cost Dance sessions that we deliver in both the community and at Link4Life Centres.
Dance Fitness sessions include Zumba and Zumba Basic classes which are very popular in the current fitness industry. Easy-to-follow moves create a one-of-a-kind fitness session that will blow you away but give you an effective, fun workout at the same time.
Take a look at our activ8teme e-newsletters:
Unsung hero Beryl wins Manchester Champions award
Unexpecting Beryl Birch carried home two awards from the annual Greater Manchester Sports Award, held at the Point, Old Trafford Cricket ground held on 4 November 2016. The 74 year old, collected the Unsung Hero award on a fabulous evening in illustrious company of many Olympians. To go one better Beryl was also crowned Champion of Champions.
Beryl was one of seven finalists from the borough who, alongside with representatives from 9 other Greater Manchester local authorities, were all challenging the top honour of being crowned a GM champion.
Beryl had a long and interesting career working in the mills, as a cook supervisor and as a care worker before retiring at the age of 60. She always found time for her passions of Rounders and Netball and it was in Rounders that she made a real difference across the borough of Rochdale.
Beryl has been actively involved in the Rochdale Ladies Rounders League as Chair for over 20 years, forming part of a group of ladies that have sustained and grown the league. The league now has 3 divisions. Beryl biggest strength (one of many) is in inspiring players of different backgrounds and ages to play to the best to their ability.
After the event Beryl said ‘I am over the moon, really chuffed and overwhelmed. Before this year I have never been nominated for an award, let alone win an award. This year I have won 3. This award is testament to the hardwork of a group of 6 committee members. We are all coming to the end of our time on the committee and hope we have inspired the next generation of players and committee members.’
Donna Livesey, Sport and Physical Activity Manager for Link4Life said ‘This award is testament to the work Beryl has done for Rounders and Women’s sport in the borough of Rochdale. Beryl is a real role model and we are delighted for her to have been recognised by winning two awards within the Greater Manchester Sports Awards’.
Each year Link4Life host Rochdale Sports & Cultural Awards, the winners of each sporting category then progresses to the Greater Manchester event.