Community fitness activities

Community Activities 

Explorer Events

Join us for a free family activity using a map to explore the park and find the hidden markers.

We currently don't have any events schedueled 

Rusty Rackets

We are back on court with our Rusty Rackets sessions in Matlock & Ashbourne week commencing 12 April! 

These sessions are perfect for anyone who is new to tennis or who wants to get back into tennis. We have a coach on hand to help you with the basics and to improve your game whilst also having a fun and social game of tennis. 

Racket hire is included however you can bring your own racket too. 

Where: Hall Leys Park, Matlock 
Tuesdays, 10.30 - 11.30 am 
Cost: £3

Ashbourne Recreation Ground
When: Thursdays, 10.30 - 11.30 am 
Cost: £3

Booking is essential so please email to secure your place as numbers are limited. 

Ashbourne Activities

Tuesdays: (Starts 21 Septemeber)

Couch to 5K: 9.00am9.45am: A 9 week program designed to steadily build you up to running 5K. Perfect for absolute beginners as it starts with a mix of running and walking which will gradually build up your fitness and stamina.

Meet on the recreation ground £3 per session.


Cardio, Tone & Strengthen 9.30am-10.15am: a fitness class that is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, including those new to exercise.

Buggy Boot Camp 10.30am-11am: a fitness class suitable for mums and babies.
Both classes are designed with a mix of exercises to improve cardiovascular fitness along with toning & strengthening exercises for all the body’s main muscle groups. Flexibility & balance will also be improved.

Meet on the recreation ground. £3 per session

Online & Virtual 

During the pandemic we wanted to keep you all active and therefore have developed a wide variety of exercise videos that you can take part in at home. These videos are for all abilities and can be found on our Active Dales Facebook page or our new You Tube channel. 

Please read this physical activity disclaimer when taking part in our videos. 

Health Promotion Days

Our health promotion days are often held at local Doctors surgeries. These days can give you an insight into how to live a healthier and more active lifestyle in your local area. We often provide free Boditrax scans, Health Walks and Activity Taster Sessions. Information about up coming Health Promotion Days below.

Below sessions are not all under our control please

be advised sessions may not be running during the

coronavirus pandemic

Regular Activities

Our community fitness activities are for anyone who is new to exercise, or has not done regular exercise for a long time. Our qualified and approachable coaches and instructors create an informal atmosphere, making our well-structured fitness activities a great place for you to work towards increasing your health and fitness levels, with the emphasis on having fun and making new friends with people of similar fitness levels.  There's no need to book, just turn up on the day.

Matlock Mums Bootcamp Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale  9.15 to 10.15am £5.00
Stretch & Relax  Hurst Farm Community Centre, Matlock 9.30 to 11.00am £2.00
Walking Netball Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock 10.30 to 11.30am £3.65, free to Connected Members
Walking Football  Ashbourne Leisure Centre 11.30am to 1.00pm £3.65, free to Connected Members
Belly Buster Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale 7.30 to 8.30pm  £5.00
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) South Darley Village Hall, Darley Dale  10.30 to 11.15am £5.00 
Rusty Rackets Hall Leys Park, Matlock 10.30am to 11.30am £3.00
Walking Football  Winster Playing Fields  10.30am to 11.30am £2.00
Elton Oldies Fitness Elton Village Hall  2pm to 3pm £4.00
Netball  Baslow Multi-Use Games Area 6.00pm to 7.00pm £3.00
Netball (adults only) Baslow Multi-Use Games Area 8.00pm to 9.00pm £3.00
Cardio, Tone & Strengthen Recreation Ground, Ashbourne 9.30am to 10.15am £3.00
Buggy Boot Camp Recreation Ground, Ashbourne 10.30am to 11.15am £3.00
Stronger for Longer Online Session 2pm to 2.45pm FREE**
Walking Football Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock  10am to 11.30am £3.65, free to Connected Members
Buggy Bootcamp  Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock  11.00am to 11.45am £5.95, free to Connected Members
Boxercise Castle View Primary School 7.30 to 8.30pm £5 per class
Matlock Mums Bootcamp All Saint's Church Hall, Matlock 9.30 to 10.30am £5.00
Walking Football Baslow Multi-Use Games Area 10.00 to 11.00am £3.00
Couch to 5K Recreation Ground, Ashbourne 9.15am to 10am £3.00
Rusty Rackets Recreation Ground, Ashbourne 10.30am to 11.30am £3.00
Health Improvement Circuits Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock 1.30 to 2.30pm £5.95, free to Connected Members
Netball Brassington Recreation Ground 6.30 to 7.30pm £2.00
Walking Netball Ashbourne Leisure Centre 10.30 to 11.30am £3.65, free to Connected Members
Walking Football* Wirksworth Leisure Centre 11.00am to 12.00pm £2.00

*This session is for over 50's and is dementia friendly. Find out more via the following link ( [PDF 358KB] 

**Email to book

For more information on any of our community fitness classes please contact our Sports Development Team at