Community Wellbeing

Inspiring Active & Healthy Lifestyles

At Rivers Fitness, we aim to make health and fitness accessible to everybody within the local community. There are programmes available for those on low incomes, those with restricted mobility and those who are recovering from a health scare or physical injury. If you can’t make it to our centres, there are also a range of outreach programmes available.

View below for the full list of our community projects.

GP Referral

GP Referral

We work with local GPs and Health Professionals who refer patients to a 12 week programme run by qualified exercise and health professionals based at Rivers’ Leisure centres.

Contacts:

Please remember your GP, practice nurse or community health professional need to refer you to this programme. For more information about the programme and for course dates, please contact the Fitness Manager, Nigel Grundy:

Email: nigelg@wychavonleisure.co.uk

Outreach Programmes

Outreach Programmes

Rivers began providing light exercise classes at assisted living facilities in late 2016.

The sessions have proven to be extremely popular at their current locations, so much so that the list of venues is always expanding. Outreach programmes are now available at a range of locations including youth centres, care homes and remote areas where people cannot access the centre itself.

Nigel Grundy, Fitness Manager at Rivers Fitness, helped arrange the classes and says “We feel that it’s very important for people of all ages and abilities to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Providing exercise close to peoples’ homes really helps those who would otherwise remain inactive and we hope to reach out to even more people in the future”.

Community Sports Groups

Community Sports Groups

We host a range of community sports groups including walking football and community badminton. The full list of community sports groups is available below.

Droitwich Spa Leisure Centre

Pershore Leisure Centre

  • Walking Football
  • Mondays at 1pm-2pm – Contact Caroline Maxwell: 07854 717419

COPD Rehabilitation

COPD Rehabilitation

COPD rehab classes are designed for people who are severely breathless. In this class you will learn how to exercise safely & at the right level for you. Every Monday at 9:30am – 10:30am.

“When I started the class, I could barely walk 500 metres before becoming too breathless to continue. By the end of six weeks, I could walk 1500 metres. It’s not about getting better – it’s about living better with my condition” – John (Reference from British Lung Foundation)

It builds confidence and it’s great fun meeting others in a similar situation. All classes are supervised by a trained COPD instructor. The instructor is also trained in First Aid & CPR.

Please contact Nicole directly for more information on the session. Call 07918 106927 or email nicole_c_hopkins@hotmail.com

Walking Clubs

Walking Clubs

Droitwich Spa Leisure Centre:
Full day walks are held every Tuesday. We also arrange a local morning’s walk on at least one Thursday of each month. All walks start at 9:30am from the car park.

Click here for more information.

Evesham Leisure Centre:
Regular FREE, short led walks across the Vale of Evesham. Just turn up!

  • Tuesdays at 10am – The Court, Back Lane, Broadway. Andy Hartwell: 07711 752843
  • Tuesdays at 10am – Raphael’s Café, Boat Lane, Evesham. Judith Knight: 01386 429434
  • 2nd Sunday of every month at 2.30pm – Raphael’s Café, Boat Lane, Evesham. Veronica Nailor: 01386 830666
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    Pershore Leisure Centre:
    Fridays at 10.30am – Pershore Leisure Centre, King George’s Way, Pershore. Val Wood: 01386 554235

    Cardiac Rehab

    Cardiac Rehab

    Rivers Cardiac Rehab programme is for:

    • People who have suffered a heart attack, or undergone heart surgery, require help in two main areas:
    • Resuming full activity as quickly and safely as possible
    • Protection from a recurrence of heart trouble
    How does it work?

    All patients are encouraged to attend Rehab classes on discharge. GP referrals can also be made.

    • Phase I (Inpatient) and Phase 2 (early post discharge) are routine programmes normally delivered in the hospital or at home.
    • Phase 3 and Phase 4 lead to supervised and graduated exercise programmes delivered by Evesham Vale Cardiac Rehab.

    Weekly classes run at Evesham Leisure Centre. These are one hour sessions which take place during the afternoon on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.
    Contact EVCR for more information: eveshamvalecardiacrehab.org.uk

    Weekly Classes run at Pershore Leisure Centre. These are one hour sessions which take place Thursdays at 2pm.
    Contact Nicole on 07918 106927 or email nicole_c_hopkins@hotmail.com

    ICS Diabetes Prevention Programme

    ICS Diabetes Prevention Programme

    Our Diabetes Prevention Programme consists of a mixture of 1-to-1 and group sessions delivered by our specially trained health and wellbeing coaches. Available at Evesham & Droitwich.

    The programme is a total of 11 sessions.Throughout the programme participants learn how to prevent diabetes by incorporating healthier eating, physical activity, problem-solving, stress-reduction and coping skills into their daily lives.

    Event Sponsorship

    Event Sponsorship

    Rivers Fitness sponsors a range of events in the community including triathlons and half marathons.

    As well as providing an ideal starting point and home for race HQ, we have supplied packs for participants and offered toilet and storage services for everybody involved.

    If you have an event which you think could benefit from Rivers sponsorship, please contact marketing@wychavonleisure.co.uk 

    Young At Hearts

    Young At Hearts £3.50

    A fun, gentle & effective class suitable for seniors of all abilities.

    Pershore Leisure Centre: Mondays at 1:15pm – 2:15pm.

    For more information contact Lorna on 07904 352642.

    Working World

    Working World

    Working World Evesham is a training centre for people with a learning disability who need a little extra support getting into the workplace. In addition to the work activities, they provide a range of physical & social activities.

    Working world are regularly using our gym, studio & swimming facilities on a Tuesday, & it’s great that we get so many of the group coming in their free time too!

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    One Worcestershire

    One Worcestershire

    From the outskirts of UK’s second city to the edge of the Cotswolds, Worcestershire is ideally placed at the heart of England. In partnership with other organisations, Rivers Fitness helps to promote & raise the profile of Worcestershire regionally, nationally & internationally.

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    Rooftop Job Coaches

    Rooftop Job Coaches

    We work with Rooftop Housing Group to bring their Job Coaches into our centres. Their Job Coaches will be able to offer you the support & training to help you find a job, They are perfect if you are currently unemployed & looking for a job but not sure where to start. They will provide courses, help write CVs & prepare you for interviews.

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