tmactive150 is our community programme that is designed to encourage and help local people achieve 150 minutes of moderate activity per week.
This programme is part of our outreach and reach out work in 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
Self Defence for Women In partnership with West Kent Mind
Defending the health and well-being of oneself.
Thursday 7th September- Thursday 14th December 17’ (excluding Thursday 26th October)
10- 11.30am @ The Angel Centre, Angel Ln, Tonbridge TN9 1SF
£2 per session, pay as you go.
Self-defence has been evidentially proven to manage stress levels, social anxiety and support your mind feeling clear and focused.
Should you require child care, our Crèche facilities are designed to assist parents with child care whilst they participate in a health and fitness activity.
For more information please visit www.tmactive.co.uk/juniors/creche Advanced booking required.
'Here Come the Girls'
Come and join the tmactive '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.
Larkfield Leisure Centre- Tuesday from 9.30am (Beginners and Intermediates)
Tonbridge Swimming Pool- Wednesday from 9.30am (Beginners and Intermediates)
Larkfield Leisure Centre- Thursday from 6.30pm (Intermediates/5k)
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 your feeling more energised, focused and happier.
Join our Facebook group here
For more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What our runners say :)
"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
Every Thursday 8-10pm at Tonbridge Swimming Pool
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! #thisgirlcan
This Girl Can Tonbridge Swim Prices
Member: £4.10 l Non Member: £5.20
Concession Member: £2.80 l Concession Non Member: £3.60
NEW! This Girl Can Swim lane at Larkfield Leisure Centre
Every Sunday 6-8pm. Starting Sunday 2nd July 2017
Swimming is a relaxing and enjoyable way to help you unwind and improve your health and wellbeing. 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!
This Girl Can Larkfield Swim Prices
Adult Member £4.10 | Non Member £6.40
Concession Member £3.30 | Non Member £4.50
"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, June 2017
If you think your footballing days are over then think again! Come and join our weekly play and pay Walking Football session running at the Angel Centre - great for keeping fit, learning new skills and for socialising. Ideal for men and women over 55, although everyone is welcome:
Angel Centre - Thursday from 2.30-4pm and costs £3.70 Member/Non Member
The rules are based on the format provided by Kent FA. Please wear indoor trainers, shorts/tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt and bring water - bibs will be provided.
Interested? Please contact email@example.com or call the Angel Centre 01732 359966.
Monthly Dementia-friendly Golf Mornings @ Poult Wood
After successfully piloting a number of Dementia-friendly Golf Mornings, from November onwards Poult Wood will be running a regular session on the second Tuesday of each month. The sessions are run in partnership with the Klick DFC Team and the Kent Police Golf Captain Fund.
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 mornings 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.
Circle Dance for Older People
Circle Dance at The Angel Centre, Tonbridge at 2pm
Running on the third Thursday of each month
Starting on 18th May
£3 per person (to include refreshments)
Led by Jane Hobden, Fitness Instructor
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.
"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"