We run a range of sessions to support fitness in the wider community. Email us for further details on attending or volunteering at sessions.
Changes to session times
Please see below for session details
Healthy Active Ageing
A range of activities designed to support people to become or remain active as they age. Activities will be added to this project and if there is anything you would like to suggest please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on these, including specific activity details, please visit the Healthy Active Ageing page.
|Growing Active Allotment sessions||Wednesday||10.00am to 12.00pm||Free||Haxby Road Allotments|
Registration for the allotment group is essential. Please call 01904 876 804.
Walking Rugby is a slower paced version of touch rugby. Anything faster than a walk is not allowed, the ball cannot be passed over head height and crucially there is no tackling involved! Instead, players are allowed to hold onto the ball for no more than three seconds before passing, keeping the pace moving and giving the other team an opportunity to intercept. It is particularly suited to those who cannot play contact Rugby anymore.
This is a less physical, slower paced version of touch rugby with adapted laws to suit participant needs. Sessions cater for all backgrounds and experience levels of Rugby. It is a fantastic way to increase your physical and social activity levels whilst making friends with like-minded people. Participants are welcome to socialise in the on-site cafe afterwards.
Please wear trainers and clothing suitable for physical activity. The sessions take place inside, so boots/studs are not required. You may also wish to bring a drink and anything else you may need for your comfort or safety, such as medication. Sessions take place at the York St John University Sports Park, Haxby Road, York, YO31 8TA. Free car parking is available on site.
Please contact Grace at email@example.com to register your interest or call 01904 876 340
|Walking Rugby||Friday (starts 4 March)||12.00pm to 1.00pm||Free||Sports Park, Haxby Road|
Super 1's Cricket
Super 1's gives young people aged 12 to 25 years with disabilities the chance to regularly play cricket (and other sports).
By creating community cricket hubs for young people to receive coaching from the Yorkshire County Cricket Board, we give participants the chance to participate with their peers and enjoy the benefits of sport and an active lifestyle.
Super 1s provides young people with a chance to realise their potential, both on and off the pitch. It enables them to discover what they can do, not what they can't, and become role models for their peers.
This programme is funded by Lord's Taverners. Sessions take place at York St John University Sports Park.
For further information, please email Tom Hudson, YCB Disability Development Officer, T.firstname.lastname@example.org
|Super 1's Cricket||Saturday||Mornings*||Free||Sports Park, Haxby Road|
*Variable timings, please email Tom for details.
Exercise after Stroke
Sessions for people who have experienced a stroke and undertaken a hospital physiotherapy programme. Clients are usually recommended to join the scheme by their physiotherapist.
Sessions aim to improve functional recovery and quality of life. They are facilitated by qualified exercise professionals with the assistance of student volunteers.
For further information please contact the YSJActive team: email@example.com
|Exercise after Stroke||Tuesday||11.00am to 12.00pm||£4 per session. First session free.||Foss Building, Lord Mayor's Walk|
|Exercise after Stroke||Friday||11.00am to 12.00pm||£4 per session. First session free.||Foss Building, Lord Mayor's Walk|
Active Life, Active Mind
Dementia friendly physical activity session to give people living with dementia and care givers some respite and an opportunity to exercise. The session is gym based with a variety of exercises to assist with balance and strength with a focus on maintaining activities of daily living.
The session takes place in the gym at York St John University Sports Park.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Active Life, Active Mind||Tuesday||10.30am to 11.30am||Free||Sports Park, Haxby Road|
Multisports in partnership with Refugee Action York (RAY)
Sporting and exercise opportunities for refugees in the local community through a range of different sports and games.
Book by emailing Zainah@refugeeactionyork.com
|Multisports||Thursday||6.00pm to 7.00pm||Sports Park, Haxby Road|
Fish and Chip Friday with York City Knights
This group gives people who feel lonely or isolated an opportunity to socialise and enjoy a meal together. The price includes a portion of fish and chips plus tea and coffee.
To book contact Neil Gulliver by emailing email@example.com
|Fish and Chip Friday||Last Friday of the month||£5||Sports Park, Haxby Road|
Health Improvement Circuits
Health Improvement Circuits are group-based sessions for people looking to improve their health through exercise. The sessions are ideal for beginners or people with mild-to-moderate physical and/or mental health issues.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Health Improvement Circuits||Monday||1:00pm to 2.00pm||£4|
Exercise and Weight Management Course
Are you looking to improve your health through exercise and nutrition? If so, this is the class for you! We will be offering a 6-week programme, which will cost £24 per person. The first session will be on 1 June, and subsequent Thursdays thereafter. You will be guided through all aspects of the gym. The 6 weeks will be as follows:
- Week 1: Resistance machines
- Week 2: Cardio machines
- Week 3: Free weights
- Week 4: The Big 3!
- Week 5: Core
- Week 6: Putting it altogether (designing your own programme)
In addition to the supervised gym sessions, each person will receive individualised guidance on nutrition / exercise (whether your goals are to lose, maintain or gain weight). To make the most of the course, participants will be invited to join a group Telegram Channel (works similar to WhatsApp, but is more private). This is optional, but highly recommended.
|Exercise and Weight Management Course||Thursday||11.00am to 12.00pm||£24||Gym, Foss Building|
There are only 8 places available (first come, first served), so grab yourself a bargain and book here. If you would like any further information, please email Martin Bond, YSJActive Development Officer, email@example.com