Physical Activity


Want to get fit? Get round to these circuit classes 

Regular exercise is a fantastic way to lose weight and improve your overall health and wellbeing. And with our weekly group exercise classes it can be great fun too, with lots of people saying they also made new friends.

Why get fit

There are so many health benefits to exercise, from improving your mood to helping avoid life-limiting conditions. Regular exercise can help you manage your weight, which in turn will help reduce your risk of a heart attack, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. It will also help lower your blood cholesterol and blood pressure levels. If you’re at risk of falls or have been in hospital or bed ridden it’s also a great way to get up and moving again (some of the excises are chair based). With stronger bones, muscles and joints, you’ll also lower your risk of developing osteoporosis. The endorphins from exercise will give you more energy, help you sleep better, make you feel happier and more relaxed. 

Who can get fit with us?

  • Anyone over 50
  • Anyone who lives in one of 52 Staffordshire wards
  • Anyone registered with one of 20 particular Staffordshire GP practices

How you can get fit with us

At each session our fully qualified instructors will help you try lots of different activities, all aimed to be fun and sociable. We’ll also provide 45 minutes of nutritional advice each week so you can continue to be healthy after the class is over. Each session starts with a warm-up and can be standing, or chair based. Activities can include leg extensions, sitting to standing using resistance bands and work to mobilise different parts of the body.

Where can you get fit 

You’ll find exercise sessions as lots of community centres, such Barbanell conference centre, Stafford leisure centre, and Rising Brook Methodist Church in Stafford so there’s bound to be one near you. Often there’s a coffee morning before the session, a great place to meet new people. 

If you prefer to get fit outdoors why not join one of our weekly health walks, led by fully-trained walk leaders? Great for mental as well as physical health, these walks of 30 minutes to an hour also give you the chance to be sociable, meet new people and enjoy nature in places such as Beacon Park Lichfield.

Get fit today 

If you’re 50 or above and think you could benefit from this service just fill in our short online assessment to see if you are eligible. You can also contact us on 0333 005 0095 or eh.staffs@nhs.net

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