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List of local organisations with links either to sub pages or their own websites.
Scroll down this page to see details about Free Taster Events coming soon. There is also a list of active groups and sessions with contact details so whether it's yoga or pool, walking or ballroom, there's something there for you.
A bit like The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, ACE was formerly known as Fitness Fortnight! The name change is something that came out of looking back at Crich’s first Fitness Fortnight in July 2019, and listening to the feedback on how we could improve it.
Trish Howard first came up with the idea of a healthy village mark – like Britain in Bloom – involving schools, and asked me to come on board.
Some people found the word ‘fitness’ off-putting and, as the point is to be inclusive and get everyone involved, we came up with a new, more welcoming name: Active Crich for Everyone. ACE!
I’m already involved in people’s health as an osteopath and getting them more active (teaching yoga), and I know what it’s like to move into the village and not know anyone. I also know how important community is for mental health and wellbeing. So it was a no-brainer – I was completely sucked in!
Trish and I batted ideas around over a cuppa. We came up with a plan to organise a fortnight of fun events leading up to the annual fete, use the tents the day after the fete, and pull together a listing of the activities that were actually on in Crich, so people knew about all the existing classes, teachers and venues.
So with Linda, Kate, Phil, Sara, Dom and Geoff’s help, we got the list together. We set about organising free tasters and events at venues including the Glebe Field Centre and the Tramway Village. We put on a retro disco, did lots of yoga, mindfulness and total fitness in the fete tents, and natural running and a village rounders match on the rec. Alongside all that, we did a fabulous fun run from The Cliff Inn with Jog Derbyshire and held a retro disco.
We now plan events all year around. So keep an eye on Crich Standard's events calendar and our Facebook page for up to the minute details
We’re really keen to get new people on board at ACE with ideas, energy, and just more hands on deck to make the fortnight even better. You don’t need a mankini or six-pack to help. Although a different kind of six-pack may be welcome at meet-ups…
If you would like to get in touch call or text Rachel on 07877 320723 or Follow us on Facebook
Click on the links for more information
The first edition of Crich Standard was full of ideas on how you and your family can get involved in active pursuits in the local area so we've pulled together a directory of organisations and groups, with contact information and days and times of classes/activities. There are options for all ages and fitness levels. Take a look to see if there’s something that appeals to you.
If your active passion is missing from our list, you could even start a new group!
|Ballroom/Latin/Modern & Sequence Dance||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Kath Cresswell||01773 872022|
|Chair based Yoga (dementia friendly)||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Frances James||01773 852692|
|Children’s Dance Class (3 classes - Tots, Juniors, Teens)||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Kath Cresswell||01773 872022|
|Circuit Training||Scout Hut||Sarah Poplar||07876 342201|
|Cliff Inn Cricket||The Cliff Inn, Crich||Alistair Varley||01773 857037|
|Crich Walking Group||Meet in Market Place Bus Stop||Peter Herbert||07591 227123|
|Dru Yoga||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Sue Copson||077591 61649|
|Indoor Bowls||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Roger Phipp||01773 857762|
|Jog Crich||Meet outside Crich Butchers||Ian Travers||07973 600989|
|Line Dancing||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Michael Flint||07837 800786|
|Line Dancing||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Mrs Riddings||01773 853455|
|Pilates (beginners)||Scout Hut||Zenny Middleton||07736 677956|
|Pilates (intermediates)||Scout Hut||Zenny Middleton||07737 677956|
|Serenity Yoga||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Helen Sutcliffe||07967 169365|
|Table Tennis||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Steve Howard||07778 000135|
|Tai Chi Holloway & Crich Group||Florence Nightingale Hall, Holloway||Carl Bateman||01332 553365|
|Ultimate Body Workout||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Sarah Poplar||07875 342201|
|Yoga||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Rachel Jennings, QI to Health||07877 320723|
|Yoga||Crich Tramway||Rachel Jennings, QI to Health||07877 320723|
|Recreational Cycling Group (informal)||The Cliff Inn, Crich||Tracey Cartledge||01773 852444|
|Snooker League||The Comrades Club||Ade Smith||07960 494130|
|Pool League||The Comrades Club||Ade Smith||07960 494130|
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Dan Haworth wins the tenth Crich Monument Race in record time ahead of 243 other runners.
The Derwent Valley Cycleway project group is holding a campaign ride on the morning of Saturday 18 May to support and put pressure on Derbyshire County Council to bid for money to create a safe off-highway cycle route from Derby to Chatsworth alongside the river through the World Heritage Site.
In need of inspiration to get active? Take a look at our poetry corner here!
A new gardening and crafts for health and welbeing project has been set up in Ripley by Grow Outside CIC where you can grow some plants, meet some new people and maybe learn some new skills.
Sat Nov 30 10:00:00 2019
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
Make and take home a beautiful natural wreath for your door at this sociable relaxing workshop. Organised by Claire Teeling from Fritchley Community Garden and Grow Outside CIC for the bargain price of £30 per person. All materials, mulled wine and cake are included in the price. Places are limited so book early to avoid disapointment!
Saturday 30 November 2019 from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon at Fritchley Village Hall
Contact Claire for more information and to book your place on 07960 249816 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Claire on Facebook at GrowOutsideCIC
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