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YSJActive Together

We run a range of sessions to support fitness in the wider community. Email us for further details on attending or volunteering at sessions.

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Changes to session times

Please see below for session details

Eazy-Breathe! Exercise and Social Group

Do you have difficulty breathing, but want to be healthier? If you have answered yes, then this is the class for you.

These group-based sessions are designed to improve:

  • Daily function
  • Independence and reduce isolation
  • Quality of life

The sessions are split into 2 parts: exercise and social gathering. For the exercise part, you will be guided through a series of exercises by a qualified exercise professional. Everyone will work to their own abilities. All the exercises can be adapted to meet individual needs or suitable alternatives will be provided. For the social gathering, participants will meet in the social space, where they will be offered a hot drink (at no additional cost). Sessions take place at York St John University Sports Park, Haxby Road, YO31 8FY as described below.

Session Day Time Price Location
Eazy-Breathe! Thursdays 11.00am to 1.00pm £4 PAYG or £35 for 10 sessions Sports Park, Haxby Road

For further information or to self-refer, please email: or you can speak to your social prescriber.

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

For more information on these, including specific activity details, please visit the Healthy Active Ageing page.

Session Day/Date(s) Time Price Location
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.

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

Session Day Time Price Location
Active Life, Active Mind Tuesday 10.30am to 11.30am Free 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

Health Improvement Circuits Monday 1:00pm to 2.00pm  £4

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:

Session Day Time Price Location
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

Walking Rugby

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 to register your interest or call 01904 876 340

Session Day Time Price Location
Walking Rugby Friday (starts 4 March) 12.00pm to 1.00pm 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

Session Day Time Price Location
Multisports Thursday 6.00pm to 7.00pm   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 Shakil Manir, YCB Disability Development Officer,

Session Day Time Price Location
Super 1's Cricket Saturday Mornings* Free Sports Park, Haxby Road

*Variable timings, please email Shakil for details.

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

Session Day Time Price Location
Fish and Chip Friday Last Friday of the month   £5 Sports Park, Haxby Road