Improving physical health directory

Activities

Basingstoke Green Gym

Free, weekly, three hour outdoor sessions of conservation or horticultural activities, aimed at improving health and well being.

Self-referral: Yes
Email: katrina.kennedy@hhft.nhs.uk
Website: www.tcv.org.uk/greengym
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Basingstoke sports centre (Health Programmes)

A range of health programmes including active in health, cardiac rehabilitation and steady and strong.

Location: Festival Place, Town Centre, Basingstoke, RG21 7LE
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01256 302210
Email: julie.hewson@sportscentre.org.uk or oliver.jones@sportscentre.org.uk
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Booklet

Basingstoke Walking for Health

If you would like a gentle way to improve your fitness, make new friends and enjoy your local parks and open spaces, do come along to a free health walk. We now have over 200 people a week "Walking for Health" in Basingstoke and the surrounding areas.

Location: Various Basingstoke and surrounding areas
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01256 845284
Email: healthwalks@basingstoke.gov.uk
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Health Walks Hart

Health walks are aimed at anyone who would like to walk at a gentle pace in a safe and social setting. We especially encourage people who may be rehabilitating after an illness who would like to begin to take gentle exercise, or who feel they would like to meet people. We provide short walks for those who are less able and everyone can walk at their own pace. We are currently averaging 120 walkers a week come rain or shine!

The walks are 50-60 minutes long with a weekly short walk (10-30 minutes) organised at Crookham Village for those who are less able. Walks are led by trained Volunteer Walk Leaders and require no specialist walking clothes other than stout shoes. At the end of the walk there are refreshments and a chance for a chat.

Walks are graded according to suitability for the walker. All the 50-60 minute walks are Level 2 whilst the Short walks are graded Level 1. Grades are defined by Walking For Health.

Location: Various locations in North Hampshire
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01252 815652
Email: Admin@hartvolaction.org.uk
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Basingstoke Voluntary Action

Information on clubs, societies and volunteering opportunities.

Location: Basingstoke Voluntary Action, The Orchard, White Hart Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AF
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01256 423816
Email: admin@bvaction.org.uk
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Breeze Bike Rides in Basingstoke and Deane

Monday night social summer rides. Meet promptly ready to go 6.45pm.

Location: Starting Point: Monk Sherbourne Village Hall, Salters Heath Road, Monk Sherbourne, RG26 5HR
Self-referral: Yes
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Hatch Warren Runners Hatch

Warren Runners are a friendly community running club that caters for all abilities. Our weekday club runs are 7:15pm Monday and Wednesday where we offer a number of different runs at different paces.

The majority of runs will take place from the Portsmouth Arms or Co-op in Beggarwood. There is usually a 3 mile run from the Co-op. All other runs are communicated through our members Facebook page.

Opening times: Monday and Wednesday 7.15pm
Location: Hatch Warren Lane, Basingstoke RG22 4RA
Self-referral: Yes
Email: hwrunners@sky.com
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Melrose and Popley Fields Community Cycle Club

Weekly Leisurely paced rides:

  • Every Friday 10am, cycle for about 5 miles and practise skills along the way.


Parents with little ones:

  • Attach one of the clubs kiddy trailers to your bike and place your little one inside. Booked on an adhoc basis, please contact the club to arrange a suitable time for you and your family.


One to one Cycle Coaching:

  • Build your confidence and strength, with the help of a trained ride leader helping you with your cycle skills. Booked on an adhoc basis, so please contact the club to arrange a suitable time for you.

Times: Friday mornings
Location: Popley Fields Community Centre, RG24 9AE
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01252 414 494
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