Not sporty? There’s still an activity for you
What do you do if you’re not sporty but want to be fitter and healthier? The good news is there is lots going on in and around Melton and you can find an activity that suits you.
In this blog we summarise what is on offer for people of all ages, flagging up our top pick or a new activity. Venues are in Melton unless stated.
There are also healthy eating cookery courses for adults and families and an exercise referral programme – speak to your GP.
Early years (age 0-4)
Choose from:- Parent and Baby Yoga; Physical Literacy and Movement; FUNdamentals; Toddler Group (Old Dalby); Nursery Ballet (Bottesford)
NEW – Buggyfit, a fun and safe way to get back into exercise after giving birth. Sessions include walking, jogging, strength and toning exercises. Meets Melton Country Park Visitors’ Centre, Mondays 1.30-2.30pm, £5 per session. Contact: Sarah Woodhouse 0774 779 7116
Children and Young People
Choose from:- Roller Games; Gymnastics; Cheerleading (Kirby Bellars); Junior Striders & Junior Parkrun
OUR PICK – Meteors Youth Cycling. Whatever your age or ability, try mountain biking, BMX and track riding through lots of fun games and activities. Meets Long Field Academy, Mondays, 6.30-7.30pm, £5 pay as you go. Your bike must be in working order and helmet worn. Contact: Jeff Snodin 0790 666 0654
Choose from:- Family swimming; Family multi-sports; RunFit Melton & Belvoir (Long Clawson); Melton parkrun; Roller skating and skateboarding; Social badminton; Fencing (Frisby); Bowls
OUR PICK – Footgolf. Kick a football around the golf course at Sysonby Acres in the fewest possible shots. Open every day from 9am, adult £8, child £6, bring your own ball or hire one. Contact: 01664 567846
Adults and older people
Choose from:- Beginners’ health walk; Seniors’ health walk; Long Clawson health walks; Nordic Walking; New Age Kurling; Tai Chi (Melton & Asfordby); Walking netball (Melton & Long Clawson); Walking football; Seniors’ table tennis; Lawn bowls (Asfordby Hill); Beginners’ adult tennis; Melton Running Club including couch to 5k; FAB Fitness At Its Best recreational running (Asfordby); Dance fitness, Ladies’ fitness (Long Clawson); Kettlercise (Long Clawson, Stathern, Scalford, Hose); Zumba and clubbercise (Scalford); Meditation (Rearsby); Yoga (Somerby, Kirby Bellars, Long Clawson, Grimston); Yoga for Pregnancy (Waltham).
NEW – Steady Steps, a rejuvenating exercise programme to develop strength and balance for the over 65s. Meets Asfordby Parish Hall, Mondays 12.30-1.30pm, from July 15 and at Sandy Lane Methodist Church, Mondays, 1-2pm, from July 22 for 24 weeks, free. Contact: Jake Betts 01664 502397
OUR PICK – Leicester City FC Community Trust’s Inclusive Multi-Sports Club, sports include table tennis, boccia, target and team games. Meets Sandy Lane Methodist Church, Fridays, 11am-noon, for ages 18-plus, £2 per person. Contact: Sarah Alexander 07803 625 521