What is Fit Villages?
Fit Villages is a well-established and popular project that makes a real difference to local communities by bringing people together to socialise, have fun and become more active.
We support villages in rural locations to set up physical activity sessions by using local facilities such as community centres, village halls, libraries and playing fields. We've helped many villages across Suffolk to set up lots of fun and exciting activities such as Pilates, Yoga, Table Tennis, Nordic Walking, Zumba, Badminton, Keep Fit and Walking Football, as well as many more!
The initial stage is engaging with the community to find out what local individuals would like to take part in via our Fit Villages consultation surveys. This allows those in the area to express their interest in what type of activity they would like to have start, as well as what days and times would be best for them. This enables each project that we start to be successful and has resulted in 96% of our projects being sustainable and continuing to run long term.
Our support ranges from administering the consultation surveys, finding local and quality instructors, providing funding towards instructor costs, hall hire fees, equipment costs, marketing and promoting, launching the activities, providing refreshments and much more!
As the project continues to grow we are always looking for new villages to become involved. Would you like to see one of the above activities, or perhaps something like New Age Kurling come to your village? If so, we would love to hear from you! Please get in touch by completing the enquiry form below.
We're also always on the look-out for quality instructors to work with us on the Fit Villages project and help deliver a wide range of activities. So if you're an instructor in Suffolk and would like to help make a real difference to rural communities, please complete one of our 'Become an Instructor' forms today!
If you would like find out how the Fit Villages project has had a positive impact on the lives of many people living in rural communities, read one of our fantastic case studies or watch the video below: