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Classes to match your goals

tmactive150 Programme 

 

10686403 TGC Bootcamp SH11 032 RGB 150dpi1tmactive150 is our community programme, designed to encourage and help local people achieve 150 minutes of moderate activity per week.  The programme is part of our outreach and reach out work, addressing issues and barriers that may prevent local people from participating and enjoying physical activity. We want physical activity to be enjoyed by everyone.

Below you will find various activities in and outside our centres separate from our membership offering. #tmactive150


*NEW* Dementia-friendly Multi-Sport Session @ The Angel Centre

Our brand new Multi-Sport Session takes place at the Angel Centre on the first and third Friday of the month from 2pm to 3.30pm. Sports on offer include golf putting, boccia, cycling on a static bike and table tennis. The instructor begins each session with a warm up and finishes with a stretch.

Regular exercise can bring benefits to those in the early to middle stages of dementia. It can improve physical fitness and cognition, and improve the ability to dress, clean, cook or perform other daily activities. Come and join us to increase your levels of physical activity or sustain them.

This friendly and supportive session costs £4 and carers go free.  Please contact suzy.abbott@tmactive.co.uk for more information or speak to the reception at the Angel Centre on 01732 359966.


*NEW* Dementia-friendly Swimming @ Tonbridge Swimming Pool

Come and join our Dementia-friendly Swimming Session at Tonbridge Swimming Pool each Friday between 12.15pm and 1.15pm. We have a Dementia Friend available throughout the public swim session to guide participants to the changing rooms, meet them on poolside and to suggest activities for participants to try in the water.

Research shows that low impact exercise can be beneficial for physical and mental health and can improve the quality of life for people in all stages of dementia. Swimming in particular has the added benefits of reducing anxiety, improving mood and enhancing psychological wellbeing. Swim England’s Dementia Friendly Swimming Hub details the benefits further:

  • Pain reduction, better balance, an increase in functional capacity and fitness.
  • Improved confidence and ability to concentrate.
  • Improved water confidence, swimming ability and physical activity levels.
  • For carers, the opportunity to socialise with other carers, share experiences and springboard to other social opportunities.

The session costs £3.10 and carers go free. Participants will receive a FREE centre membership when they register at Reception for their first session.


Walking Football @ The Angel Centre

walking football 2If you think your footballing days are over then think again! Come and join one of weekly pay and play Walking Football sessions at the Angel Centre - great for keeping fit, learning new skills and for socialising.  There are two sessions on offer, one for the total beginner and the other for those interested in faster play.  Ideal for men and women over 55, although everyone is welcome. The rules are based on the format provided by Kent FA. Please wear indoor trainers, shorts/tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt and bring water.

  • NEW Beginners Session - Every Tuesday 2.30 to 4pm
  • Faster Play Session - Every Thursday 2.30 to 4pm

Sessions cost - £3.70, bibs are provided. Interested? Please call 01732 359966 or email natalie.smith@tmactive.co.uk


Monthly Dementia-friendly Golf Mornings @ Poult Wood

men in golf buggyOn the second Tuesday of every month, our dementia-friendly Golf Mornings take place at Poult Wood.

Sessions run from 11am and include a round on the 9 Hole Course, tuition on the driving range and coffee/tea in the Bar after the game. The morning cost just £6 per person and carers go free. To sign up, or for more information please contact David Copsey - Poult Wood's Head Golf Pro - on 01732 364039.

Looking to the future, tmactive is also looking to recruit Golf Buddies for future dementia-friendly events. Those volunteering will get to play the course for free. Again if this is of interest to you, please contact our Head Golf Pro.


'Here Come the Girls'

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Come and join our successful 'Here Come the Girls' running group, taking place each week at Larkfield Leisure Centre and Tonbridge Swimming Pool! The sessions are FREE, friendly, supportive and for complete beginners. The group meets at the front entrance of Larkfield Leisure Centre and in the cafe at Tonbridge Swimming Pool.  The ladies taking part are friendly, fun and run at various paces.

Come and join us! Please arrive 5-10 minutes early on your first session to complete a registration form and to discuss your physicall activity level/experience with your run leader.

  • Tonbridge Swimming Pool- Monday from 9.30am (Beginner/Intermediates)
  • Larkfield Leisure Centre - Tuesday from 9.30am (Beginners/Intermediates)
  • Tonbridge Swimming Pool - Wednesday from 9.30am (Beginners/Intermediates)
  • Larkfield Leisure Centre - Thursday from 6.30pm (5k)- BOOKING REQUIRED

Join our Facebook Group here

Running is an incredibly effective way to lift your mood, get fitter and make you healthier. And you can do it anywhere, anytime and it's fantastic for burning calories. Running can actually help lower your risk of breast cancer, of having a stroke, high blood pressure, chronic illnesses and type 2 diabetes. Not all the benefits are physical,  regular running can boost your confidence and self-esteem, help you sleep better, meet new people and leave you feeling more energised, focused and happier.

For more details email natalie.smith@tmactive.co.uk

"The Here Come the Girls link appeared on my FB feed just after I was told I had high cholesterol. Running is tough for me because I suffer with fatigue following 4 years of chemo treatment. Although I am in remission I still struggle with my energy level.

Running has had a positive effect on my fitness and my mood. It's a lovely group of supportive ladies. Thank you."  Jackie

"I am really enjoying the running group and I know that without it I would not be doing it - it is lovely to meet up with others and especially to have your encouragement and tips. Also the fact that it is free is a real big bonus.

I know that in the short space of time that we have been running I have been encouraged to have a go and I have surprised myself that I have managed to actually do more than walk."  Sue


This Girl Can Swim

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Behind the incredibly inspiring This Girl Can campaign, our supportive, friendly, female swimming sessions are designed for EVERY women. Swimming is a fantastic low impact exercise that strengthens and tones major muscle groups within a woman's body. When you swim, you are benefiting the body and the mind and what's more, our poolside activator will be on hand to ensure you have fun in the water. Come on in!

You can feel at ease in our female only swim lane, where you can swim at your own pace. Whether you are new to swimming or returning to the pool, this session is for you!

  • Every Thursday 8-10pm at Tonbridge Swimming Pool 
  • Member: £4.40 l Non Member: £5.70 | Concession Member: £3.10 l Concession Non Member: £4.10
  • Every Sunday 6-8pm at Larkfield Leisure Centre
  • Adult Member £4.30 | Non Member £6.70 | Concession Member £3.50 | Non Member £4.80

"Long-term swim training can also improve cardiorespiratory fitness or endurance in women during pregnancy and adults with osteoarthritis (a condition affecting joints, causing pain and stiffness)."  Sport England


Circle Dance for Older People

Angel Centre, Tonbridge at 2pm. Running on the third Thursday of each month £3 per person (to include refreshments)

Traditional Circle Dance has been adapted for older people including those living with dementia. Clients are seated in a circle and participate in basic, structured dance moves to a variety of music from around the world. Equipment includes silk scarves, percussion instruments and a specially made elastic dance band.

This activity encourages social interaction and provides a sense of belonging as well as upper body exercise to improve core muscle strength and flexibility which will aid independence in daily activities. See our testimonials.

"The most important thing is there are smiles and laughter"

"I am very anxious usually and I feel so calm afterwards"

"It's something we can all do together"

"It helps you do things with other people and join in"

"People who are normally quiet, smile and laugh"