We are an "Active Practice"
Castle Donington Surgery is proud to be signed up to the Active Practice Charter supported by the RCGP. This means that we are part of a national network of practices making positive changes in our surgeries to boost staff and patient wellbeing.
Being an Active Practice can have a huge impact on the health of everyone connected to our practice, both staff and patients. Being active is proven to reduce the risk of premature death, reduce social isolation and improve immunity to flu and COVID-19, among other illnesses.
The information below will help you move more and be more active, whatever your current level of fitness, from easy gentle movement classes at the local hub, to parkrun for the more adventurous. Start your active journey today by clicking on the images below. And for more information on Active Practices, click here
Easy Movers Gentle Exercise Group
Easy Movers is designed for people who are new to exercise - you may be older, recuperating from ill health or an operation, or you may have a disability. The class is seated, and there are lots of activities along with the music.
In small classes with a mix of ladies and gentlemen, the group is held every EVERY MONDAY at 11.00am-12.00noon at The Community Hub, Bondgate, Castle Donington. You can also visit the cafe afterwards.
See http://www.cdvc.org.uk/easy-movers-gentle-exercise-group/ for all the details including arranging transport to and from the group.
Castle Donington Walking Football is held every Monday at 6pm-7pm at Castle Donington Community College on Mount Pleasant
Walking Football is a slower version of Football with lots of fun. It's suitable for all abilities and you don't need to book, you can just turn up and play.
For more details see https://www.megroup-uk.co.uk/LVSC and click on the Walking Football poster. Or email email@example.com
Active Together Leaflets
Click on any of the links below to download a pdf with some helpful information about becoming more active:
We are a parkrun practice!
Parkrun is a free, community event where you can walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate. parkrun is 5k and takes place every Saturday morning. Junior parkrun is 2k, dedicated to 4-14 year olds and their families, every Sunday morning.
Parkrun is positive, welcoming and inclusive, there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along. Click HERE for more information.
Whether you are a beginner cyclist or an expert, Cycling UK has lots of really useful information on their website. Cycling UK believe believe that cycling should be fun, inspiring and accessible for all.
Everyone’s a beginner when they start to cycle and Cycling UK want to share their love of cycling, expertise and support - So if you’re looking to get in the saddle for the first time, or want to brush up on some rusty skills, they have all the advice and information you need to get going on their Advice for Beginners page, including help on choosing the right bike for you or your child, learning to cycle, and how to get started cycling to work or for pleasure.
For more experienced cyclists, there's information on clubs & groups, suggested cycling routes and a route planner for your journey, even help and advice about e-bikes (including a free loan scheme in Leicester). Whatever you want to know about cycling, check out the Cycling UK website here.
And don't forget - there's cycle racks in Evans pharmacy Car park to secure your bicycle in if you decide to cycle to your appointment and leave the car at home!