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.

Activity Referral

Activity 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:

Phone: 07794 417084
Email: nigelg@wychavonleisure.co.uk

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.

Website: eveshamvalecardiacrehab.org.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”.

Gifted & Talented Scheme

Gifted & Talented Scheme

Wychavon is home to many gifted athletes from a range of disciplines including sailing, running, motor racing and canoeing. It is even home to a Team GB Paralympic swimmer in Rebecca Redfearn!

Rivers Fitness sponsors elite athletes who live within the district and supports them in their training and recovery regimes. A number of local athletes have benefitted from this scheme and the volume of athletes in the area is fantastic to see!

To qualify for the Rivers Gifted & Talented scheme, an athlete must be reguarly achieving a top finish in their respective age category as well as being fully commited to pursuing their particular sport full time.

For more information on the scheme, please email Sharon Keen – sharonk@wychavonleisure.co.uk

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 

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

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