The key to a healthy, balanced active lifestyle is to find activities you enjoy which incorporate a variety of exercises. Active Centres offer a wide range of programmes to keep you motivated and help get the results you want.
Our fitness classes are motivational and social; our gyms are full of exercise experts with leading industry equipment; and our pools run a variety of swimming sessions to suit the novice swimmer through to advanced.
If you are new to exercise and would like to talk to someone, why not telephone us or pop in for a relaxed chat?
Tel: 0300 333 0300
Are you intimidated by the prospect of starting a regular exercise programme by yourself? Do you need help maintaining a healthy way of life? Personal Training is a fun and enjoyable way to start discovering just what you are capable of, with the motivation and support of someone alongside you every step of the way.
We have a team of qualified trainers ready to assist you and we are based in Elite Fitness and Leisure in Thornbury. Why not call to arrange a FREE consultation, where we will fill out a Health and Lifestyle Questionnaire, find out what your current levels of fitness are and establish some realistic goals? I look forward to hearing from you.
Tel: 07793 672782
Tel: 01454 418828 - Elite
I offer Zumba and Pilates classes as well as aerobics for older adults in Thornbury and Alveston. There’s no need to book in advance and your first class is free! All sessions have a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, which means we enjoy ourselves at the same time as getting a good workout.
I also run 12-week Back-Care Pilates courses 3 times a year (January, April and September). Each course includes a Back-Care Pilates guide that contains all the exercises from the course and advice on exercises you can do at home to help improve your back.
Additionally, I provide Pilates-based personal training and am passionate about using Pilates to treat painful conditions. These tailored programmes can make a significant difference not only to people’s bodies, but to their happiness and overall quality of life.
I’ve taught in the local area for over 13 years and welcome anyone to my classes, regardless of experience or level of fitness!
Classes in Thornbury and Alveston
Tel: 07977 632003
Frontline Martial Arts provide classes for children (from 4 years of age) and adults (any age!), practicing mainly WTF style Taekwondo but we also incorporate influences from many other styles of martial arts.
We are a community based, family friendly club, run on a not-for-profit basis. Our emphasis is on learning effective martial arts and self-defence in a fun and supportive environment.
Classes at Alveston Youth Centre, Greenhill Road, Alveston BS35 2QX
Tel: 07771 692222
There are recreational running groups that welcome beginners and experienced runners alike.
Tel: 01454 864005
We arrange walks each weekend as well as midweek evenings in the summer. The area and length of the walk varies greatly and members also arrange occasional weekends away.
We have regular social events such as skittles evenings, quiz nights, barbecues and the like, and there is always a Christmas dinner.
However, we are more than just a walking club. The Ramblers is a registered charity and one of its aims is to campaign to keep the footpath network open.
Official World Snooker Coach
Sessions held at a club or leisure centre convenient to you.
Tel: 07500 043256
Based at Thornbury Lawn Tennis Club, Mundy Playing Fields, Thornbury BS35 2AE
Tel: 07590 024 186
Totally free Thornbury running group for mums “This Mum Runs” has launched regular local runs designed to empower women to get happier and healthier, as well as having a laugh and meeting other local parents.
Those interested should join the “This Mum Runs Bristol” Facebook group and search for details of the Thornbury runs, as well as joining the locally-focused “Thornbury Mums Running Chat” Facebook group.
We meet on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm and Sunday mornings at 8am on the little grassy hill opposite the Tesco petrol station, lead a warm up and cool down, and run at a very friendly chatty pace, with lots of “looping” so the whole group stays together and no-one gets left behind. It’s ideal for people who haven’t run for a while, or who have perhaps done the Couch to 5K programme but need the motivation to keep it going!
The Thornbury Rambling Club has been in existence for 37 years and is known for its friendly atmosphere and diverse activities.
Its objectives are:
- To bring enjoyment to its members through an appreciation and love of the countryside.
- To endeavour to preserve footpaths and means of access to the countryside.
Contact Mary Cowley on 0117 910 4974 for more information.
Our annual Swimarathon has been Thornbury Rotary Club's major fund-raising event for over 20 years.
Funds are raised by sponsored teams of 6 or more people swimming lengths in relay at Thornbury Leisure Centre. We are very grateful to the individual swimmers and teams who unfailingly support this event and also to our local sponsors and advertisers for their donations. The money they give more than covers the cost of running the Swimarathon, ensuring that every penny raised by our swimmers, plus the balance from these donations, is used for the benefit of "good causes".
You can contact the organiser Stuart Hill by email or phone.
Tel: 07913 241437
Walking for Health has a programme of walks between 0.5 and 3 miles to suit a range of walking needs. These free walks are led by trained volunteers.
Tel: 01454 864005
The Wellbeing College is a partnership delivered across South Gloucestershire with the aim of making people happy and healthy through education.
The College offers a range of courses including: mindfulness, managing anxiety, money management, sports and physical activity sessions, art sessions, complementary therapies and activities in the open air such as gardening or nature walks – clilck below to find out more.
WBC HQ, Church View, Filton BS34 7BT