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Fitness, Health & Wellbeing

In line with Government advice, the Idea Stores and libraries are closed and Idea Store courses are suspended until further notice.

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Learning to Use Exercise to Stay Healthy and Fit

If you want to stay healthy and fit through exercise, then we have lots of classes for you ranging from Yoga, Pilates and Zumba®. You could also choose from Circuit Training, Body Strengthening, Tai Chi and Kung Fu.
Classes are tailored to meet your needs, grouped on ability and available for those with particular needs, including some single sex classes. We also offer swimming for parents and children.

Level of Classes

Fitness Classes
Classes within the fitness programme are generally offered at beginner, intermediate or ‘all’ levels. Remember, even if you exercise on a regular basis, you may wish to attend a beginner level course if you are new to that particular style or format of class.

This level is suitable for beginners or those with limited experience of the class style/format. Classes at this level will focus on developing the correct exercise technique.This level is also ideal for those who have not participated in that style for a long time and wish to refresh their skills.

This level is aimed at people with good knowledge of the exercise style / format who want to improve and develop their skills and/or challenge their fitness level further. These classes will require a greater awareness of the class vocabulary than the beginner level courses.

All Levels
‘All Level’ courses are open to all and tutors will offer modifications to enable everyone to participate fully based on their experience and ability.

Health & Wellbeing

Learn about Therapy and Health

Discover how to improve your sense of wellbeing and reduce stress through a range of introductory therapy courses including massage, aromatherapy and Reiki.

We also offer short courses and weekend tasters in improving general wellbeing, including Life Coaching and Mindfulness.

Learn about Therapy and Health


Health Courses
The majority of health courses are offered at beginner level. These are short courses and are a good introduction to the topic; no prior experience is needed at this level. Tutors can advise learners of further courses or progression routes for those who are interested.

Weekend Tasters
Weekend tasters are a great way to try something new without the commitment of a whole course. These classes are open to all but will be taught at beginner level.

Please note that the above descriptions are provided for indicative purpose only as these may vary depending on personal circumstances. If in doubt please contact a member of the Health and Fitness Team and/or relevant tutor for advice on