Health and physical activity come hand in hand and we know the importance of preventing physical and mental health issues later in life as Inactivity has one of the biggest financial impacts on the National Health Service. The proportion of adults who are overweight or obese in Woking is higher than the England average with 63.1% of adults and 15.2% of children with an excess weight. Across Woking, we work with Woking’s Public Health Team to support where we can to improve the health of local people.
We support local health programmes including; GP Referral, cardiac rehab, health referral, stroke rehab, pulmonary rehab and singing for health. Our staff across local facilities are trained to encourage everyone who wants to improve their health into an opportunity for them.
Moving Barriers with Badminton Course
Level 2 coach led Badminton course for all ages and disabilities. Running for 10 weeks at a time on Tuesdays 5-6pm.
Dementia Friendly Swimming
Weekly sessions every Wednesday held in the teaching pool 2-3pm, led by a level 2 ASA qualification coach. Open to anyone affected by Dementia.
This is a swimming session designed to improve water confidence, with a level 2 ASA coach leading the session to give hints and tips to improve skills. Running every Thursdays 2-4pm, targeted at male and female aged 50+. The swimming session is followed by an hour in the cafe for tea and coffee.
Woking Active Community team aim to host and deliver engaging outreach for a wide range of national campaigns across the year for examples; Living Well Week, Dementia Awareness, International Women’s Day, Sport Relief.
I started the sessions in Sept 2016 and had sadly seen some of the participant Dementia get worse but the participants always have a smile on their faces and get a lot out of the session. It is also great for the carers to meet other people in the same situation and gives them a bit of a break as well.Jane - Level 2 ASA Swimming Teacher, Dementia Friendly Swimming Instructor