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Fitness fortnight 2018

Tips to take up running

Tour de Crich

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ACE - Active Crich for Everyone

Rachel Jennings in a relaxed yoga pose

by Rachel Jennings

Scroll down this page to see details about Free Taster Events coming soon this Spring. 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 last year, 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.

ACE Yoga
ACE Yoga

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. This was so lovely that some people are altering their holiday plans for July so they don’t miss out this year!

Since then we’ve had a soul disco at the Comrades and there’ll be another on 8 March with Simon choosing tunes…

By the time you read this, we’ll have had a salsa lesson and party at the Glebe with dance teacher, Jose, in February.

And we’ll be excitedly planning this year’s fortnight – the first two weeks in July. Put it in your diary!

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


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Rugby taster - Fitness Fortnight 2018

‘Spring Into Health’ free tasters!

One of the comments from the 2018 Fitness Fortnight was that there were too many experienced people in beginners’ classes – so this year we’ve got some FREE taster sessions for complete beginners at the Glebe Field Centre.

If you read Alan Richmond’s article in the Winter 2018 CACN about being a beginner and just moving to the village, you’ll hopefully realise what a warm welcome awaits you.

Here’s what you can enjoy:

Ballroom dancing:
Thursdays 14 and 21 March, 6.30-7.15pm
Table tennis:
Tuesdays 19 and 26 March, 2 and 9 April, 6.00-7.00pm
Yoga for Better Sleep:
Wednesday 20 March, 5.00-6.30pm
Yoga for (Senior) Men:
Wednesday 20 March, 6.30-8.00pm
Yoga for Better Backs:
Wednesday 3 April, 5.00-6.30pm
Yoga for Stress and Anxiety:
Wednesday 3 April, 6.30-8.00pm
Line dancing:
Thursdays 4 and 11 April, 6.30-7.30pm (adults only)
Please wear trainers and sensible clothing for the dancing etc.
Under-18s must be accompanied.


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.

We’ve also 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!

Activity

Location

Contact Name

Contact

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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Upcoming ACE events

Free Table Tennis Taster Session

Free Table Tennis Taster Session

Tue Mar 26 18:00:00 2019

Come and try your hand at table tennis! Informal session for complete beginners at The Glebe Field Centre, Crich from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

Families welcome, under 18s to be accompanied by an adult.

Organised by Active Crich for Everyone this is a free taster session as part of their Spring into Health programme, which you can read about here.

Categories

Glebe, Activity, Sport, ACE

Free Table Tennis Taster Session

Free Table Tennis Taster Session

Tue Apr 2 18:00:00 2019

Come and try your hand at table tennis! Informal session for complete beginners at The Glebe Field Centre, Crich from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

Families welcome, under 18s to be accompanied by an adult.

Organised by Active Crich for Everyone this is a free taster session as part of their Spring into Health programme, which you can read about here.

Categories

Glebe, Activity, Sport, ACE

Free Yoga for Better Backs

Free Yoga for Better Backs

Wed Apr 3 17:00:00 2019

Free yoga session with Rachel Jennings from Qi to Health, which teaches you methods of yoga that can strengthen and improve the health of your back. This will be held at The Glebe Field Centre, Crich from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Organised by Active Crich for Everyone this is a free taster session as part of their Spring into Health programme, which you can read about here.

Categories

Glebe, Activity, Sport, ACE

Free Yoga for Stress and Anxiety

Free Yoga for Stress and Anxiety

Wed Apr 3 18:30:00 2019

Free yoga session with Rachel Jennings from Qi to Health, which teaches you methods of yoga that can aid stress and anxiety. This will be held at The Glebe Field Centre, Crich from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm

Organised by Active Crich for Everyone this is a free taster session as part of their Spring into Health programme, which you can read about here.

Categories

Glebe, Activity, Sport, ACE

Free Line Dancing Taster Class

Free Line Dancing Taster Class

Thu Apr 4 18:30:00 2019

Join Kath Cresswell from the Kathleen Cresswell School of Dance for a Line Dancing taster class.  This will be held in The Glebe Field Centre, Crich from 6.30 pm until 7.30 pm.

Organised by Active Crich for Everyone this is a free taster session for adults only as part of their Spring into Health programme, which you can read about here.

Categories

Glebe, Activity, Sport, ACE