We want to create a more vibrant and healthy place for people to live and work.
We provide opportunities local people to get active, get healthy and get involved thus increasing participation in getting started, staying and succeeding in sport, and physical activity. Our two main schems are Bolsover Wellness and Five:60.
The Bolsover Wellness Programme specifically aims to address the life expectancy target set by government by increasing levels of physical activity which in turn will reduce obesity, reduces the risk of stroke, CHD, Diabetes and a range of other illnesses.
By targeting the most 'at risk' groups this will have a positive impact on life expectancy levels across Bolsover District, which is worryingly lower than the national average. In addition physical activity also contributes to improvements in mental health, long term limiting illnesses, and the mobility and independence of people in older age.
G.P. Referral Exercise Programme
Clients referred onto the scheme get 12 weeks free followed by another 12 weeks at a discounted rate. This results in a high retention rate and leads to continued exercise.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase IV
The Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation classes run for 12 weeks free of charge. On completion of the 12 weeks course the clients then gain access to the G.P. Referral programme.
Chair Based Exercise
Chair Based Exercise is a perfect progression to more intense activities such as the gym and other sessions within the Bolsover Wellness Programme.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Our qualified exercise professionals run exercise maintenance classes for people with chronic lung disease. These classes last up to an hour and will typically consist of exercises designed to improve walking, some chair-based exercise and exercises designed to help manage Breathlessness. Every participant is given their own individually tailored programme based on their abilities and goals, as well as a BLF Exercise Diary to help monitor progress. Classes take place in safe, accessible venues and instructors are fully insured.
In order to attend the classes you will need a referral from either pulmonary rehabilitation or from your healthcare professional. A course usually lasts between six and 12 weeks. After your course has ended, you may be referred to the Bolsover Wellness Programme to carry on with your exercises.
Our Five:60 scheme aims to help stem the rise in childhood obesity from reception to year 6 children by increasing levels of physical activity and encouraging children, parents and teachers to make the necessary lifestyle changes to become more active and promote the benfits of a well balanced diet.
The activites are led by an exercise and fitness specialist in curriculum time as part of the schools PHSE timetable. The specialist is supported by a teacher during each session who assists in coaching and mentoring participants over a 12-week programme. The exercise and fitness specialist can then refer suitable participants to a special weekly after school Five:60 activity club which will help to signpost interested children and families to other mainstream physical activity sessions.
It is hoped that by the end of the 12 week programme all participants will be undertaking 60 minutes of physical activity a day and eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables.
Jogging & Walking Groups
Jogging and walking are great ways to keep fit and healthy. It's easy, it's free, you can do it anywhere, at anytime with no special equipment. It really is exercise for life. We have a number of groups in the District that encourage people to become fitter and be more active whilst enjoying the beautiful countryside the area has to offer.
There are several Jogging Networks already established in Bolsover District, with new groups emerging all the time.
Should you want to register your interest to join any of the established groups, or would like a new group to start in your community please telephone 01246 242364 or visit Active Derbyshire. Alternatively if you think you could become a Jog Leader and lead a group of joggers, check out when the next course is available by visiting the Active Derbyshire website.
Family Walking Groups - Pinxton and South Normanton
Family walk (195kb) to a nearby park where there will be an instructor led outdoor fun family fitness session followed by a walk back to your original starting point. The walks will take place in Pinxton and South Normanton and are free of charge but the fitness sessions cost £1.50 each.
Bring Your Buggy Walk
Takes place every Tuesday from 2-2.45pm at Shirebrook Leisure Centre. Attend your first session for free then £2.50 thereafter. For more information contact Linda at Shirebrook Leisure Centre on 01623 748313.
We are part of Walk Derbyshire, an established network of community based walking groups.
For more information on these walking groups please visit the Active Derbyshire website.