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LINK4LIFE IN THE COMMUNITY GUIDE

JANUARY – MARCH 2018


About Link4Life

About Link4Life

Young People’s Activities

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Link4Life is a charity that works in the heart of the Rochdale Borough community, inspiring people to live more active, creative and healthy lifestyles.

Go4it

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Doorstep Sports Clubs

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We connect people with their cultural heritage, encourage creativity and foster wellbeing for each and every member of our diverse community.

Inclusive Activities for Young People

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Our vision is for communities that are active, creative and healthy and we work towards this through delivery of three complimentary areas of work:

Adult Activities

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activ8teme

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Active Living

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Inclusive Adult Activities

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Health and Wellbeing

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Healthy Lifestyles

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Exercise Referral

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link4life.org

Training and Workforce

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@link4life

Skills 4 Sport and Leisure

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Healthy Workforce

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Community Sports Award

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Link4Life Directory

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• Active: Management of high quality sport and leisure facilities including fitness, swimming, team sports, outdoor and adventure activities. • Culture: Curating an ambitious arts, heritage and entertainment offer including exhibitions, outdoor events, live shows, education and projects. • Wellbeing: Delivering targeted community programmes which aim to improve people’s health, enjoyment and wellbeing.

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Welcome to the very first edition of our brand new community brochure! Too often people tell me they didn’t realise how many great programmes and activities Link4Life deliver in the heart of our communities, so I thought it was high time we brought it all together in one brochure.

Welcome

Welcome I’m really proud of our great leisure centres, which offer exceptional quality, professionalism and value for money but I am also really proud of the team that works in the heart of our communities. They help to reach the most vulnerable or excluded, whether keeping children active, healthy and fed in the school holidays or older people more active, mobile and socially connected, our small army makes a big difference every single day. Link4Life is a local charity, committed to helping the residents of Rochdale Borough to be more active, creative and healthy, so remember there’s always help on hand to support you to be involved whatever your circumstances - just get in touch with us and we’ll take it from there. Oh, and of course don’t forget, there’s lots more on offer at our great gyms, swimming pools, golf and water adventure centres, museum, art gallery, and live performance venues so just check us out online or pop in to one of our centres to pick up more information or have a natter.

Roger Platt Chair of Trustees

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Young People's Activities

Go4it Link4Life has a wide range of activities for children and young people which are spread across our centres in the Rochdale Borough. These sessions, which run after school and during the holidays, go under the name of Go4it. Every time you see the Go4it logo there will be something going on for children and young people. There is something for everyone with activities available to children of all ages from 0-15 years. Children can take part in lots of sports, fitness, swimming, fun and play activities each week and new for 2018 will be the Go4it Holiday Clubs so keep an eye out at your local Link4Life centres, visit our website or sign up to our Link4Life newsletter at link4life.org/health-wellbeing/children-young-people to make sure you don’t miss anything! And don’t forget to give us a follow on Twitter: @go4it_link4life

Go4it at LITTLEBOROUGH SPORTS CENTRE - To book please call 01706 927560 Name of Session

Age

Time

Day

Cost

Toddler Gym

Under 5s

10am-11am

Mondays

£2.00

Climbing

7-14 years

3.30pm-4.30pm

Mondays

Adult £4.50 Junior £3.75

Climbing

7-14 years

5pm-6pm

Mondays

Adult £4.50 Junior £3.75

6.30pm-7.30pm

Mondays

Adult £4.50 Junior £3.75

Family Climbing Junior Archery

7+ years

3.45pm-4.45pm

Tuesdays

Junior £3.75

Junior Archery

7+ years

5pm-6pm

Tuesdays

Junior £3.75

3.45pm-4.45pm

Thursdays (Multisport sessions)

£2.40

Active Kids

5-7 years

Go4it at KINGSWAY SPORTS CENTRE - To book please call 01706 750894

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Name of Session

Age

Time

Day

Cost

Athletics

8-11 years

6.30pm-7.30pm

Mondays

£1.50

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Name of Session

Age

Time

Day

Cost

Aqua Tots*

Under 5s

10am-11 am

Mondays

Adult £4.80 L4L Card £2.40

Soft Play

Under 5s

11am-12noon

Mondays

£1

Teen Gym

12+

4pm-5pm

Mondays

£3 or free to members

Aqua Tots*

Under 5s

11.45am-12.45pm

Tuesdays

Adult £4.80 L4L Card £2.40

Soft Play

Under 5s

1.30pm-2.30pm

Tuesdays

£1

Teen Gym

12+

4pm-5pm

Tuesdays

£3 or free to members

Gymnastics

4-12 years

4pm-7.30pm

Tuesdays

Contact info@ totalgymnastics. co.uk to book.

Aqua Tots*

Under 5s

11.45am-12.45pm

Wednesdays

Adult £4.80 L4L Card £2.40

Teen Gym

12+

4pm-5pm

Wednesdays

£3 or free to members

Junior Football

5-7 years

4pm-5pm

Wednesdays

£3.50

Junior Football

8-12 years

5pm-6pm

Wednesdays

£3.50

Aqua Tots*

Under 5s

11.45am-12.45pm

Thursdays

Adult £4.80 L4L Card £2.40

Buggy Boot Camp

0-Crawling

11.30am-12.15pm

Thursdays

£4

Teen Gym

12+

4pm-5pm

Thursdays

£3 or free to members

Gymnastics

4-12 years

4pm-12noon

Fridays

Contact info@ totalgymnastics. co.uk to book.

Teen Gym

12+

4pm-5pm

Fridays

£3 or free to members

Gymnastics

4-12 years

9am-12.15pm

Saturdays

Contact info@ totalgymnastics. co.uk to book.

Aqua Tots*

Under 5s

10.30am-11.30am

Saturdays

Adult £4.80 L4L Card £2.40

Family Gym

12 +

1pm-2pm

Saturdays

£3 or free to members

2pm-3pm

Saturdays

£2.50

Aqua Fun Teen Gym

12+

2pm-3pm

Saturdays

£3 or free to members

Family Gym

12+

1pm-2pm

Sundays

£3 or free to members

* Free to members and under 5s

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Young People's Activities

Go4it at MIDDLETON ARENA - To book please call 0161 662400

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Young People's Activities

Go4it at ROCHDALE LEISURE CENTRE - To book please call 01706 926000 Name of Session

Age

Time

Day

Cost

Multi Sports

5-12 years

10am-11am

Mondays

Home Educated Children session

Aqua Tots**

Under 5s

3pm-4pm

Mondays

Adult £4.90

Aqua Tots**

Under 5s

12.15pm-1pm

Tuesdays

Adult £4.90

Soft Play

Under 5s

1pm-2.30pm

Tuesdays

£1

Aqua Tots**

Under 5s

3pm-4pm

Tuesdays

Adult £4.90

Youth Gym

12+

5pm-7pm

Tuesdays

£3.20 or free to Junior Members

Total Gymnastics

4-12 years

5pm-7pm

Tuesdays

Contact info@ totalgymnastics. co.uk to book.

Aqua Tots**

Under 5s

12.15pm-1pm

Wednesdays

Adult £4.90

Aqua Tots**

Under 5s

12.15pm-1pm

Thursdays

Adult £4.90

Aqua Tots**

Under 5s

3pm-4pm

Thursdays

Adult £4.90

Youth Gym

12 +

5pm-6pm

Thursdays

£3.20 or free to Junior Members

Aqua Tots**

Under 5s

12.15pm-1pm

Fridays

Adult £4.90

Aqua Tots**

Under 5s

3pm-4pm

Fridays

Adult £4.90

Youth Gym

12 +

4pm-6pm

Fridays

£3.20 or free to Junior Members

Youth Gym

12 +

10.30am-11.30am

Saturday

£3.20 or free to Junior Members

Aqua Fun**

*

1.30pm-2.30pm

Saturday

Adult £4.90

Splash

*

3pm-4pm

Sundays

£2.50

** L4L Card £4.40, L4L Extra £2.65 plus 1 child

Go4it at BOWLEE SPORTS CENTRE - To book please call 0161 643 4907

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Name of Session

Age

Time

Day

Cost

Youth Gym

8+

4.30pm-7pm

Mondays

£2.10

Youth Gym

8+

4.30pm-7pm

Tuesdays

£2.10

Boxer Circuit

5-15 years

4.45pm-5.45pm

Tuesdays

£3.40 or £2.90 with L4L Card

Youth Gym

8+

4.30pm-6.30pm

Wednesdays

£2.10

Youth Gym

8+

4.30pm-6.30pm

Thursdays

£2.10

Youth Gym

8+

4.30pm-6.30pm

Fridays

£2.10

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Name of Session

Age

Time

Day

Cost

Aqua Tots**

Under 5s

11.45pm-12.45pm

Mondays

Adult £4.90

Aqua Fun

*

4pm-4.45pm

Mondays

£2.50

Youth Gym

8+

5pm-6pm

Mondays

£3.20 or £2.90 with YourLink4Life Junior Card

Junior Circuit

8+

6pm-7pm

Mondays

£3.20 or £2.90 with YourLink4Life Junior Card

Soft Play

Under 5s

9.30am-12noon

Tuesdays

£2.00

Youth Gym

8+

5pm-7pm

Tuesdays

£3.20 or £2.90 with YourLink4Life Junior Card

Aqua Tots**

Under 5s

11.30am-12.30pm

Wednesdays

Adult £4.90

Total Gymnastics

4-12 years

4pm-4.45pm

Wednesdays

Contact info@ totalgymnastics. co.uk to book.

Youth Gym

8+

5pm-7pm

Wednesdays

£3.20 or £2.90 with YourLink4Life Junior Card

Aqua Fun

*

4pm-4.45pm

Thursdays

£2.50

Junior Fitness Class

8-15 years

5pm-6pm

Thursdays

£3.20 or £2.90 with YourLink4Life Junior Card

Youth Gym

8+

6pm-7pm

Thursdays

£3.20 or £2.90 with YourLink4Life Junior Card

Youth Gym

8+

6pm-7pm

Fridays

£3.20 or £2.90 with YourLink4Life Junior Card

Youth Gym

8+

10am-12noon

Saturdays

£3.20 or £2.90 with YourLink4Life Junior Card

Aqua Fun

*

10.45am-11.30am

Saturdays

£2.50

Youth Gym

8+

10am-12noon

Sundays

£3.20 or £2.90 with YourLink4Life Junior Card

Young People's Activities

Go4it at HEYWOOD SPORTS VILLAGE - To book please call 01706 924000

** L4L Card £2.40, Free to members and under 5s

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Doorstep Sports Clubs Doorstep Sport Clubs are informal sport sessions that anyone aged 11-19 living in Rochdale Borough can attend. The sessions are delivered by Link4Life community coaches, leisure centre staff and Rochdale Youth Service. There are a variety of sports and activities on offer each week. The sessions are a low cost and fun way of keeping active without having to commit to any long term leisure or sports club membership. Heywood Sports Village Doorstep Sport Club

Rochdale Leisure Centre Doorstep Sport Club

Location: Heywood Sports Village, West Starkey Street, Heywood, OL10 4TW

Location: Rochdale Leisure Centre, Entwisle Road, Rochdale, OL16 2HZ

Activities: Football, tennis, gym plus other activities with youth workers to discuss issues, get advice and information. Who can join in: Anyone aged 11-19 When: Wednesdays and Fridays 6pm-9pm Club organiser: john.kennedy@rochdale.gov.uk / 07971 467702 for more information Kingsway Park Doorstep Sport Club Location: Kingsway Park Sports Centre, Turf Hill Road, OL16 4XA Activities: Football, cricket, Basketball plus other activities with youth workers to discuss issues, get advice and information. Who can join in: Anyone aged 11-19 When: Fridays 6pm-9pm Club organiser: saqub.hussain@rochdale.gov.uk / 07527 385758 for more information

Activities: Football, gym plus other activities with youth workers to discuss issues, get advice and information. Who can join in: Anyone aged 11-19 When: Fridays 6.30pm-9.30pm Club organiser: mohammed.zarafat@rochdale.gov.uk / 07527 385749 for more information Rochdale Leisure Centre Us Girls Doorstep sport Club Location: Rochdale Leisure Centre, Entwisle Road, Rochdale, OL16 2HZ Activities: Dance, gym, sports hall games plus activities with youth workers to discuss issues, get advice and information. Who can join in: Females only aged 11-19 When: Saturdays 12.30pm-3.30pm Club organiser: gemma.horn@rochdale.gov.uk / 07975 231631 for more information

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If you are interested in any of these activities or would like more information please contact Gemma Hird on 01706 924234 or email on sunsportbookings@link4life.org or gemma.hird@link4life.org

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Inspired Sports Session

Go4it and Link4Life’s Inclusive holiday programme Sunsport have joined forces over the holidays and will be putting on sessions for disabled and non-disabled young people for two days a week. With fully qualified sports coaches and support workers delivering on the programme, this is a unique opportunity for children of all abilities to come together and have fun. Link4Life’s inclusive holiday sessions will once again take place over the school half term. There will be plenty of sports, games and activities on offer throughout the day. Suitable for children of all abilities aged 8-19 years.

This session invites young disabled people along with their friends and family to take part in a range of coached sport sessions. Selected weeks will involve guest club coaches, where participants have the opportunity to try sports provided by their local club providers. The activities are on a 6 weeks’ timetable which can be accessed through our Link4Life website and on our Facebook page.

A packed lunch needs to be provided Venue: Across the Borough Time: 10am-3.30pm Cost: £5

Inclusive Young People's Activities

Inclusive Activities for Young People

*No need to book – this is an open drop-in session Age range: 8-19 years Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre Day: Thursday Time: 4.30pm-5.30pm Cost: Free

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Inclusive Young People's Activities

Sunsport

Bridgeability

Sunsport provides sport and leisure activities for young disabled people during every school holiday. Sunsport runs every day in the school holidays: Mondays-Fridays, 10am-3.30pm, excluding Bank Holidays.

Football training for all! All abilities welcome – we’ll be playing matches against other clubs.

All sessions are delivered by qualified coaches and supported by a team of support staff.

BridgeAbility is a football club linked to Bridge Junior Football Club & Link4Life. It is open to all pupils with SEND in the area. Staff are fully trained Football coaches and have great experience in teaching pupils with a range of SEN. It’s all about getting out and enjoying playing football with other young footballers. There is the opportunity to play just for fun or play at a range of levels in competitive leagues.

A packed lunch needs to be provided

Venue: Soccer Factory

Age range: 8–19 years

Time: Training Thursday evenings 5pm-6pm

We offer a wide range of activities in various facilities across the borough including: Dance, Cricket, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Fishing, Golf, Dodge Ball, Cheerleading and lots more.

Venue: Across the Borough Cost: £5 per day

For further details contact: Garry Smith – BridgeAbility Team Manager gazzasmiff@btinternet.com 07918176917 (Texts only please )

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Inclusive Young People's Activities

GoAbility This session runs on a Saturday 11am-2pm and includes climbing at Rock Over Climbing centre every week and mountain biking. These sessions have qualified instructors that deliver and run the sessions and will lead to attending BMC Paraclimbing competitions and learning parts of bikes and basic maintenance of a bike. You do not need any special equipment for these activities but if you have your own bike and would like to use it that’s perfectly fine but there will be access to mountain bikes. There will be another group running alongside this that will be accessing clubs across the Borough of Rochdale like: fishing, boxing, water activities, fishing on the lake, Morris dancing, horse riding and lots more. For full details visit link4life.org or our Facebook page. Snack or lunch will need to be provided. Venue: Climbing drop off at Gateway Centre, 2 Kenion St, Rochdale OL16 1SN Mountain Biking drop off at Hollingworth Lake water Activity centre, Lake Bank, Littleborough, OL15 0DQ Time: 11am-2pm Cost: £3

Wheelchair Basketball Sessions adapted to suite people’s abilities. Wheelchairs are provided and a basketball coach runs this session who plays for Oldham Owls. Venue: Kingsway Park Sports Centre, Turf Hill Road, Rochdale OL16 4XA Time: Saturdays 1pm-2pm Cost: £2

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Adult Activities

activ8teme activ8teme is a low cost, ‘pay-as-you-go’ programme for adults which has over 50 weekly fitness and sports sessions to choose from which are fun, friendly and sociable in the heart of the community. Most classes cost £1-£2.50 and welcome all ages and abilities so there is something for everyone. For more information, please contact our Co-ordinator, Sarah Shard on 01706 926239 / 07976 498629 or email sarah.shard@link4life.org *This timetable is correct at the time of going to print. Pre-booking recommended. **This venue has one flight of stairs, no lift. *** For Link4Life centre addresses please see the Link4Life Directory on page 27 Name of Session

Day

Time

Step*

Mondays

10.30am-11.15am

Rochdale Leisure Centre***

£2.50

Zumba Basic

Mondays

10.30am-11.30am

St Martin’s Church, Vicarage Road North, Rochdale, OL11 2TE

£2.50

Zumba Basic

Mondays

10.30am-11.30am

Christ Church Healey, Gandy Lane, Healey, Rochdale, OL12 6EF

£2.50

Gentle Keep Fit*

Mondays

11am-12noon

Littleborough Sports Centre***

£2.50

Cardio Club

Mondays

6pm-7pm

Bowlee Park Sports Centre***

£2.50

Zumba

Mondays

6.30pm-7.30pm

Milnrow Working Mens Club**

£2.50

Indoor Hockey*

Mondays

6.30pm-8pm

Kingsway Park Sports Centre***

£2.50

Yoga

Mondays

7pm-7.45pm

Bowlee Park Sports Centre***

£2

Clubbercise

Mondays

7.30pm-8.30pm

Milnrow Working Men’s Club** 131 Dale Street, Milnrow, OL16 3NW

£2.50

Indoor Cycling*

Tuesdays

6.45am-7.30am

Middleton Arena***

£2.50

Over 50’s Sport & Fun Includes tea and coffee

Tuesdays

9am-12noon

Rochdale Leisure Centre***

£3.80 / £4.20

Legs Bums Tums*

Tuesdays

10am-11am

Littleborough Sports Centre***

£2.50

Zumba Basic*

Tuesdays

10.30am-11.30am

Heywood Civic Centre***

£1.50

Zumba Basic

Tuesdays

10.30am-11.30am

St Luke’s Church, Salkeld Street, Deeplish, Rochdale, OL11 1QF

£2.50

Legs, Bums, Tums

Tuesdays

6pm-7pm

Bowlee Park Sports Centre***

£2.50

Clubbercise*

Tuesdays

6pm-7pm

Heywood Civic Centre***

£2

Legs Bums Tums (Beginners)

Tuesdays

7pm-8pm

Bowlee Park Sports Centre***

£2.50

Salsacise*

Wednesdays

10am-10.45am

Rochdale Leisure Centre***

£2.50

Zumba Basic*

Wednesdays

10.30am-11.30am

Heywood Civic Centre***

£1.50

Venue

Cost

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Wednesdays

10.30am-11.30am

St Aidan’s Church, Manchester Road, Castleton, OL11 3EL

£2.50

Gentle Aerobics*

Wednesdays

11am-12noon

Littleborough Sports Centre***

£2.50

Tai Chi*

Wednesdays

12.30pm-1.15pm

Heywood Sports Village***

£2.50

Rebound*

Wednesdays

5.30pm-6.15pm

Bowlee Park Sports Centre***

£3

Yoga

Wednesdays

5.45pm-6.45pm

Milnrow Working Men’s Club** 131 Dale Street, Milnrow, OL16 3NW

£2.50

Cardio Country*

Wednesdays

6pm-7pm

Heywood Civic Centre***

£2

Zumba

Wednesdays

6.30pm-7.30pm

Bowlee Park Sports Centre***

£2.50

Zumba

Wednesdays

7pm-8pm

Milnrow Working Men’s Club** 131 Dale Street, Milnrow, OL16 3NW

£2.50

Yoga

Wednesdays

7.15pm-8.15pm

Middleton Popstars Academy, Unit 2, Pioneer Mill, Morton St, Middleton, M24 6AN

£2.50

Zumba Basic*

Thursdays

10am-11am

Littleborough Sports Centre***

£2.50

Zumba Basic*

Thursdays

10.30am-11.30am

Heywood Civic Centre***

£1.50 £2.50

Zumba Basic

Thursdays

11am-12noon

Rochdale Unitarian Church, Clover Street, Spotland, Rochdale, OL12 6TP

Cardio Country Basic*

Thursdays

11.45am-12.45pm

Heywood Civic Centre***

£1.50

Fun Dance

Thursdays

1.30pm-2.30pm

Kirkholt Community Church, Daventry Road, Kirkholt, OL11 2LW

£2.50

Pilates*

Thursdays

2pm-2.45pm

Rochdale Leisure Centre***

£2.50

Burn & Bounce

Thursdays

5.45pm-6.45pm

Bowlee Park Sports Centre***

£2.50 £2.50

Clubbercise

Thursdays

5.50pm-6.50pm

Christ Church Healey, Gandy Lane, Healey, Rochdale, OL12 6EF

Zumba

Thursdays

6pm-7pm

Middleton Cricket Club, Towncroft Avenue, Middleton, M24 5DA

£2.50

Zumba*

Thursdays

6pm-7pm

Heywood Civic Centre***

£2

Fun Dance

Thursdays

6.30pm-7.30pm

Alkrington Community Centre, Hardfield Road, Middleton, M24 1TQ

£2.50

Yoga*

Thursdays

7pm-8pm

Heywood Civic Centre***

£2 £2.50

Clubbercise

Thursdays

8.15pm-9.15pm

Bamford Chapel & URC** Norden Road, Bamford, OL11 5PQ

Ab Attack*

Fridays

11.15am-12noon

Rochdale Leisure Centre***

£2.50

Pilates*

Fridays

5.15pm-6pm

Rochdale Leisure Centre***

£2.50

To book: please contact our Co-ordinator Sarah Shard: sarah.shard@link4life.org       www.link4life.org

Adult Activities

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BADMINTON No Strings

Mondays

7.30pm-9pm

Littleborough Sports Centre***

£2.80

No Strings

Tuesdays

5.30pm-7pm

Heywood Sports Village***

£2.50

No Strings

Tuesdays

7pm-8pm

Kingsway Park Sports Centre***

£2.50

No Strings

Wednesdays

6.30pm-7.30pm

Rochdale Leisure Centre***

£3

No Strings

Thursdays

8pm-9pm

Kingsway Park Sports Centre***

£2.50

FREE

RUNNING Watergrove Parkrun

Saturdays

9am

Watergrove Reservoir, Wardle Road, Wardle, OL12 9NJ Pre-registeronline at: www.parkrun.org.uk/watergrove

Beginners Running 5-10k & Couch 2 5k

Wednesdays

6pm

Kingsway Park Sports Centre***

£1

FOOTBALL

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Walking Football

Tuesdays

10am-11.30am

Littleborough Sports Centre *** Includes tea and coffee

£2

Walking Football

Thursdays

9am-10am

Rochdale Leisure Centre***

£1.60

Walking Football

Thursdays

10am-11am

Rochdale Leisure Centre***

£1.60

To book: please contact our Co-ordinator Sarah Shard: 01706 926239 / 07976 498629 www.link4life.org      


Ab Attack A 45 minute conditioning class focusing on the core section of the body.

No Strings Badminton Guaranteed playing partner, equipment provided. Co-ordinator available.

Burn & Bounce This class helps burns both fat and calories and improves fitness levels. It is a combination of cardio, strength building and free weight exercises.

Over 50’s Sport & Fun Badminton, Short Tennis, Table Tennis, Swimming. Refreshments provided.

Cardio Club A fitness session in a darkened room, using glow sticks to music from the 90’s to current chart anthems. Cardio Country A cardio workout featuring easy to follow dance steps, similar to Country Dancing and Zumba combined.

Pilates An exercise class to improve core strength, flexibility and posture. Rebound A low impact workout on a mini-trampoline which increases muscle strength, improves posture, balance and co-ordination. Burns calories.

Cardio Country Basic Low impact dance exercise for beginners. Similar to Cardio Country but at a slower pace.

Beginners Running 5-10k & Couch 2 5k A beginners group. You can either run 5-8k with our group or one of our Run Leaders will support you through the Couch 2 5k programme.

Clubbercise A dance class in a darkened room with disco lights, using glow sticks to music from the 90’s.

Salsacise A ladies only Salsa class, created by ladies in a relaxed environment. No partner required.

Fun Dance A gentle exercise class which offers a low impact but fun class.

Step A high-impact session as far as stress on the joints but an efficient way to raise the heart rate.

Gentle Aerobics A basic class to burn fat and work your cardiovascular system which is suitable for all levels. Gentle Keep Fit This class offers a low impact but lively class, finishing with mat work. Light weights are used. Indoor Cycling A great cardiovascular workout. Our highintensity cycling class builds up endurance, strengthens the core and tones your muscles. Indoor Hockey Small sided games of indoor hockey for all ages and ability. Legs Bums & Tums A workout which works and tones these specific areas. Legs Bums & Tums for Beginners A workout which works and tones these areas for beginners and older adults.

Adult Activities

Class descriptions

Tai Chi A Chinese martial art, Tai Chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Walking Football A fun Football session which is slowed down at a steady pace for everyone involved. Yoga Achieves balance between body and mind through physical poses, breathing techniques and meditation. Gains flexibility and strength. Zumba Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves create a one-of-a-kind fitness session that will blow you away. Zumba Basic Low impact dance exercise for beginners. Similar to Zumba but at a slower pace.

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Active Living We offer a wide range of classes and courses designed for people with long term conditions and those who just want to improve their overall health and wellbeing. The classes are centred on the individuals needs to help improve their overall health and quality of life. All classes have qualified instructors who are there to help and support you every step of the way. If you have any further questions or to book one of the limited spaces on the courses please contact: Paul Gardner, Programme Manager Health & Wellbeing Tel: 01706 926235 | Mobile: 07890 250655 | Email: paul.gardner@link4life.org

Back Care Yoga

Balance Ball

Link4Life offer a weekly specialist Back Care Yoga session at Rochdale Leisure Centre to assist you in managing your condition on an everyday basis. Day/Time: Tuesday 4pm-4.45pm

A seated exercise class performed whist sat on an oversized gym ball while performing functional resistance exercises, excellent for strengthening the core muscle areas (abdominal, back, trunk) and for improving posture, balance, coordination, and flexibility.

Cost: £3 (£2.50 with L4L Extra Card)

Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre

Booking: No booking required

Day/Time: Monday 2.30pm-3.30pm & Thursday 3pm-4pm

Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre

Cost: £3 (£2.50 with L4L Extra Card) Booking: No booking required

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Functional Fitness MOT Courses

A weekly sports based fun session, playing a selection sports at a suitable level for all abilities, such as short tennis, badminton, boccia, table tennis, basketball. Aimed at improving fitness levels and regaining confidence. Coaches to help you throughout, all abilities welcome!

This 10 week course is free thanks to funding from Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group. The class will provide activities which promote postural stability and balance to assist greater independence and reduce the risk of falls in the future.

Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre Day/Time: Friday 3pm-4pm Cost: £3 (£2.50 with L4L Extra Card)

Adult Activities

CONGA - Condition out now get active!

If you have any further questions and to book one of the limited spaces on the class please contact Paul by email paul.gardner@link4life.org or call 01706 926235 / 07890 250655

Booking: Pre booking required, please contact Paul by email paul.gardner@link4life.org or call 01706 926235 / 07890 250655

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Adult Activities

Walking Football All ages and abilities welcome with our friendly qualified coaches. Sessions cover skills and games in a social, friendly environment. It`s just football at a slower pace! Venue: Littleborough Sports Centre, Calderbrook Road, Littleborough, Rochdale, OL15 9JQ Day/ Time: Tuesdays 10am-11.30am Cost: £2 (includes tea and coffee) Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre Entwisle Road, Rochdale, OL16 2HZ Day/Time: Thursday 9am-10am & 10am-11am Cost: £1.65 Booking: For further information please contact or email Paul on 01706 926235 / 07890 250655 or email paul.gardner@link4life.org

Class Descriptions Gentle Exercise Designed to help people with a variety of long term conditions strengthen joints and muscles and improve balance and stability. The class will provide activities which promote postural stability and balance to assist greater independance and improve both mental and physical wellbeing. Classes to suit all levels of fitness from starter level 1 and 2 to the more advanced level 3 classes. Balance Ball A seated exercise class performed sat on an oversized gym ball while performing functional resistance exercises, excellent for strengthening the core muscle areas (abdominal, back, trunk) and for improving posture, balance, coordination and flexibility. Walking Football All ages and abilities welcome with our friendly qualified coaches. Sessions cover skills and games in a social environment. Aqua Relax Supported session to promote confidence and wellbeing. Come and join us to relax whilst improving your general health, followed by a cup of tea and a chat. Back Care Yoga Specialist back care session to assist you manage your condition on an everyday basis. A basic yoga class focusing only on poses that strengthen back muscles, improve flexibility and ease muscle tension in both the upper and lower back. LEEP (COPD) Designed for those suffering with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and other breathing problems. The classes offer easy exercises to meet individuals needs in a relaxed and supportive group environment.

Please Note: All details were correct at the time of publishing but could be subject to change. You may wish to check with the venue before setting off.

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CONGA - Condition out now get active! A weekly sports based fun session, playing a selection sports at a suitable level for all abilities, such as short tennis, badminton, boccia, table tennis, basketball. Aimed at improving fitness levels and regaining confidence. Coaches to help you throughout, all abilities welcome!

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Gentle Exercise (2) 9.45am-10.45am Heywood Civic

Walking Football 10am- 11.30am Littleborough Sports Centre

LEEP (COPD) 2pm-3pm Heywood Sports Village

Walking Football 9am-10am Rochdale Leisure Centre

Gentle Exercise (2) 11am-12noon Littleborough Sports Centre

Gentle Exercise (3) LEEP (COPD) Gentle Exercise (2) 11am-12noon 10.30am-11.30am 2.30pm-3.30pm Rochdale Leisure Castleton Rochdale Leisure Centre Community Centre Centre

Walking Football 10am-11am Rochdale Leisure Centre

Gentle Exercise (3) 11am-12noon Rochdale Leisure Centre

Gentle Exercise (3) 11am-12noon Heywood Sports Village

Gentle Exercise (3) 10.15am-11.15am Middleton Arena

Gentle Exercise (2) 2pm-3pm Rochdale Leisure Centre

Gentle Exercise (2) Gentle Exercise (2) 2pm-3pm 2pm-3pm Heywood Sports Middleton Arena Village

Gentle Exercise (3) 10.30am-11.30am Heywood Sports Village

CONGA 3pm-4pm Rochdale Leisure Centre

Gentle Exercise (2) 2.30pm-3.30pm Heywood Sports Village

Gentle Exercise (2) 1pm-2pm Littleborough Sports Centre

Gentle Exercise (2) 2.30pm-3.30pm Rochdale Leisure Centre

Gentle Exercise (1) 3pm-4pm Rochdale Leisure Centre

Aqua Relax 3pm-3.45pm Heywood Sports Village

Balance Ball 3pm-4pm Rochdale Leisure Centre

Gentle Exercise (2) 1.30pm-2.30pm Middleton Arena

Balance Ball 2.30pm-3.30pm Rochdale Leisure Centre

Adult Activities

Weekly Timetable

Back Care Yoga 4pm-4.45pm Rochdale Leisure Centre

Gentle Exercise

Balance Ball

Walking Football

Aqua Relax

Back Care Yoga

LEEP (COPD)

CONGA

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Inclusive Adult Activities

Inclusive Adult Activities Cycling Accessible Cycling has been running for over 6 years and is a very successful activity. We have a broad range of bikes including 3 wheelers, wheelchair accessible bikes, company bikes and side by side bikes. The session is delivered by trained instructors in both a sports hall and outside. There is also a café serving tea, coffee and snacks. hoist and accessible changing room available No booking required Day: Wednesdays & Fridays Time: 10am-2.30pm Venue: Bowlee Park Sports Centre, Windermere Road, Middleton M24 4LA Cost: £3 (support free) Contact: Graeme Hill on 01706 926203 or email graeme.hill@link4life.org

Wheelchair Rugby League Delivered by Rochdale Hornets Wheelchair Rugby League Club. A competitive and great fun sport. The team started April 2016. This session is accessible to anybody 18+. The idea is to build a team but also to provide an opportunity for people of all abilities to share a sporting environment and to build and strengthen relationships in the community. Wheelchairs are supplied and it doesn’t matter if you haven’t played before. No booking required Day: Mondays Time: 7pm-8pm Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre , Entwisle Road, Rochdale, Greater Manchester OL16 2HZ Cost: £1 (support free) Contact: Graeme Hill on 01706 926203 or email graeme.hill@link4life.org

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An open and informal session which provides a mixture of organised and non-organised activities enabling people to participate at a level that they feel comfortable with, for example sessions include basketball, football, boccia and cricket. The trampoline is available every week and is accessible by steps or mobility hoist. The sessions are led by qualified coaches and instructors.

Dance A dance session run by professional dance teachers which is delivered in the social lounge at Cherwell, provides a very relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. This provides a mixture of top level teaching and a chance to spend good quality time with friends. No booking required Day: Wednesdays Time: 6pm-8pm

No booking required

Venue: Cherwell Health and Well Being Hub, Cherwell Centre, Cherwell Avenue, Heywood OL10 4SY

Day: Thursdays

Cost: £1 (support free)

Time: 10am-12noon

Contact: Graeme Hill on 01706 926203 or email graeme.hill@link4life.org

Venue: Heywood Sports Village, West Starkey Street, Heywood OL10 4TW

Inclusive Adult Activities

Rebound Trampoline and Multi Sports

Cost: £2 (support free) Contact: Graeme Hill on 01706 926203 or email graeme.hill@link4life.org

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Inclusive Adult Activities

Drumming

Swimming

A very active drumming session run by Paul Stokes with a large variety of drums and other percussion instruments. Paul provides lessons which then culminates in a big group performance at the end. Day: Wednesdays

A professionally led session providing an opportunity to get in the pool and also strengthen your swimming. The swimming is provided in the main public pool so be aware of the temperature. Rochdale Leisure Centre has a fully accessible changing room with a ceiling track hoist, transfer chairs and a poolside hoist.

Time: 1pm-2pm

No booking required

Venue: Rochdale Gateway Leisure, 2 Kenion Street, Rochdale OL16 1SN

Day: Thursdays

Booking required

Cost: £5 Contact: 01706 515800

Time: 5pm-6pm Venue: Rochdale Leisure Centre, Entwisle Road, Rochdale OL16 2HZ Cost: £2 (support free)

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Healthy Lifestyles

Exercise Referral

The Healthy Lifestyles Team offer 12 week nutrition and weight management programme for those with a BMI between 25-35. Designed to provide specialist information, motivation and support to encourage a sustainable improvement in lifestyle and wellbeing. Book your place with Living Well on 01706 751190.

The Exercise Referral Service provides an exercise plan for people with acute and long term health conditions in the community, at a reduced cost. Our team of friendly exercise professionals will provide on-going support and guidance to help all our clients to achieve a healthier, more active lifestyle.

If you have a BMI between 30-35, you may be entitled to Slimming World or Weight Watchers vouchers for a trial period of time. Please contact Living well on 01706 751190 for eligibility details.

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

Opportunities include: Gym Available at all four of our leisure centres. Smaller, quieter areas, with equipment are also available. Full inductions are provided and a personalised programme written if required. Swimming Public swimming and water classes available at Heywood Sports Village, Rochdale Leisure Centre and Middleton Arena. Male, female and family changing areas available. 1-1 and group swimming lessons available if required (additional cost). Activity classes A wide range of fitness classes suitable for beginners right up to high intensity, at all of our centres and community locations. If you would like to join our exercise referral programme please call 01706 751190.

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Training and Workforce

Training and Workforce Skills4Sport and Leisure

Community Sports Leaders Awards Level 2

Are you aged 14 or over? Interested in a career in the sport and leisure industry? Need an appropriate qualification to get started?

This Community Sports Coaching course is one of a range of pre-entry qualifications that Link4Life look for when recruiting, so ensuring that you secure this is a great way to enhance your employability within the Sports and Leisure sector in general, and with Link4Life specifically.

We have 2 courses starting in January 2018! 16 January – 13 March 2018 Rochdale Leisure Centre, 10am-4pm 16 January – 6 March 2018 Heywood Sports Village, 5.30pm-9pm For more information please contact Barry Woodburn by email barry.woodburn@link4life.org or call 01706 926211 / 07527 385746

Our One Day a week Sports Leaders Awards courses run regularly throughout the year (normally at least 4 per annum) and run one day a week for around 9 weeks in total. They are free to join, although there are some conditions that need to be met, each advertised course explains what these are. For more information please contact Barry Woodburn by email barrywoodburn@link4life.org or call 01706 926211 / 07527 385746

Healthy Workforce Our Healthy Workforce Team provide advice & support to local businesses and workplaces to help you to improve the health and wellbeing of your employees. Improving the health of your workforce has many economic benefits for your business, helping to reduce costs, improve productivity, reduce absences & increase retention. Contact us to speak to one of our experienced staff members who can arrange a free visit to assess your needs. Contact us by email at: healthy.workforce@link4life.org 24

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Arts & Heritage Resource Centre Tel: 01706 641085 Museum & Archives Store; Research Facility. By appointment only. Bowlee Park Sports Centre Windermere Road, Langley, Middleton, M24 4LA Tel: 0161 643 4907 Sports Hall, Activity Studio, Gym, Youth Gym. Heywood Civic Centre LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood, OL10 1LW Tel: 0300 303 8633 Multi-purpose hall with stage facilities. Community/Meeting Rooms. Heywood Sports Village West Starkey Street, Heywood, OL10 4TW Tel: 01706 924000 Swimming Pools, Gym, Youth Gym, Exercise Studio, Youth & Community Rooms, Sports Hall, Artificial and Grass Pitches, Meeting Rooms. Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre Lakebank, Littleborough, OL15 0DQ Tel: 01706 370499 Water Sports and Outdoor Adventure Activities. Indoor Teaching Room. Kingsway Park Sports Centre & Athletics Arena Turf Hill Road, Rochdale, OL16 4XA Tel: 01706 750894 Sports Hall, Community/Meeting Room, Athletics Arena.

Littleborough Sports Centre Calderbrook Road, Littleborough, OL15 9JN Tel: 01706 927560 Gym, Youth Gym, Activity Studio, Sports Hall, Artificial and Grass Pitches. Meeting Room.

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Marland Golf Course Springfield Park, Bolton Road, Rochdale, OL11 4RE Tel: 01706 649801 18 Hole Pay&Play Parkland Golf Course. Shop. Middleton Arena LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way, Middleton, M24 1AG Tel: 0161 662 4000 Swimming Pools, Gym, Exercise Studio, Sports Hall, Squash Courts, Auditorium, Community/Meeting Rooms. Rochdale Leisure Centre Entwisle Road, Rochdale, OL16 2HZ Tel: 01706 926000 Swimming Pools, 120 Station Gym, Sports Hall, Activity Gym, Exercise Studio, Thermal Suite, Meeting Rooms. Touchstones Rochdale The Esplanade, Rochdale, OL16 1AQ Tel: 01706 924928 Art Gallery, Museum, Heritage Gallery, Education/Performance Studio, Local History Centre, Visitor Information Centre, Meeting Rooms, Shop and Cafe.

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Link4Life in the Community Guide - January-March 2018  

Welcome to the very first edition of our brand new community brochure! Too often people tell me they didn’t realise how many great programme...

Link4Life in the Community Guide - January-March 2018  

Welcome to the very first edition of our brand new community brochure! Too often people tell me they didn’t realise how many great programme...