Welcome to the Where to Get Fit in Dudley Page
We hope that by coming to this particular page you are interested in the various activities that Dudley has to offer to help you keep fit and thereby look after your health. By building activity into your day, you will gain more energy, strengthen your muscles and joints and improve your mental health.
Below is a list - this is not exhaustive by any means - and if you have any further suggestions, do please put them in the Suggeston Box at the Surgery and we will add them to this page.
BE INSPIRED BY THE OLYMPICS and the PARALYMPICS
WALKING: Walking is a good way to start and there are walks all over the Borough. For up to date information please call 01384 816460 or visit www.lets-get.com. If you live near Leasowes Park in Halesowen, check out the walks in the area on www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmG4SFykc6A. Woodgate Valley Park and Waseley Country Park are both in the vicinity, for further details please go to www.birmingham.gov.uk/wvcp and www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory_record/3328/waseley_hills_country_park, respectively.
It's the school holidays, and there's plenty of activities for children and young people. Please visit www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/events.
For those people with a disability, there's lot for you too. Visit www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/centres-sports-clubs/sportsdevelopment/disability-sport.
GYM AND LEISURE CENTRE BASED ACTIVITIES: Dudley Council has three leisure centres and a sports facility. For more information visit www.dudley.gov.uk/sport or call 01384 812800.
For an exercise class including Pilates and Zumba, please visit www.katescorefitness.co.uk for details of venue and activity.
ACTION HEART is one of the country's leading cardiac rehabilitation centres offering a range of supervised exercise on site and a programme of led walks. Please call 01384 456111 Ext. 1470 for further details.
CYCLING: Dudley Council offers training for cycling of all ages and abilities. For more information about training, cycle routes, or clubs in Dudley, please contact Dudley's Road Safety Team on 01384 815433, or the Leap Over 50 Team, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEAP OVER 50: For a wide range of activities for people over 50 visit www.ageukdudley.org.uk or call 01384 343535.
TANDRUSTI: A group with a range of physical activities for ethnic minorities in Dudley. Contact Number is 07875 297062.
YOGA, KEEP FIT, BADMINTON, DIFFERENT TYPES OF DANCE: Please call 01384 818143
If you are a fan of 'Strictly' and would like to join a dance class, there are classes in various parts of the Borough. Please contact Fiona Bennett on 01384 243451 for more details.
SPORT CLUBS: Please contact Dudley Council's Sport and Physical Activity Team on 01384 815594.
ROWING: Yes, you can learn to row in Dudley! You can also take part in sailing, ski-ing and diving at Dudley Watersports Centre. Please contact www.dudleyewatersports.com for more information. Anyone over 11 is welcome.
SWIMMING is one of the best ways to keep fit in that it does not put any pressure on any joints. There are various public pools in the Borough, check out the one nearest to you at www.dudley.gov.uk
And finally, Dudley Age UK run activity centres all over the Borough to 'sharpen up, shape up and socialise'! For more information please contact the Springboard Team on 01384 572365.
There's no excuse now to say you didn't know where, when and how to Get Fit!
Please note there are also grants available to help you take that first step. To see if you are eligible please contact the Dudley Physical Activity Team on 01384 816460 and speak to the Physical Activity Advisor Balraj Johal.