If you are looking for some inspiration check out these feature articles:
List of local organisations with links either to sub pages or their own websites.
Scroll down this page to see a list of active groups and sessions with contact details so whether it's yoga or pool, walking or ballroom, there's something there for you.
A bit like The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, ACE was formerly known as Fitness Fortnight! The name change is something that came out of looking back at Crich’s first Fitness Fortnight in July 2019, and listening to the feedback on how we could improve it.
Trish Howard first came up with the idea of a healthy village mark – like Britain in Bloom – involving schools, and asked me to come on board.
Some people found the word ‘fitness’ off-putting and, as the point is to be inclusive and get everyone involved, we came up with a new, more welcoming name: Active Crich for Everyone. ACE!
I’m already involved in people’s health as an osteopath and getting them more active (teaching yoga), and I know what it’s like to move into the village and not know anyone. I also know how important community is for mental health and wellbeing. So it was a no-brainer – I was completely sucked in!
Trish and I batted ideas around over a cuppa. We came up with a plan to organise a fortnight of fun events leading up to the annual fete, use the tents the day after the fete, and pull together a listing of the activities that were actually on in Crich, so people knew about all the existing classes, teachers and venues.
So with Linda, Kate, Phil, Sara, Dom and Geoff’s help, we got the list together. We set about organising free tasters and events at venues including the Glebe Field Centre and the Tramway Village. We put on a retro disco, did lots of yoga, mindfulness and total fitness in the fete tents, and natural running and a village rounders match on the rec. Alongside all that, we did a fabulous fun run from The Cliff Inn with Jog Derbyshire and held a retro disco.
We now plan events all year around. So keep an eye on Crich Standard's events calendar and our Facebook page for up to the minute details
We’re really keen to get new people on board at ACE with ideas, energy, and just more hands on deck to make the fortnight even better. You don’t need a mankini or six-pack to help. Although a different kind of six-pack may be welcome at meet-ups…
If you would like to get in touch call or text Rachel on 07877 320723 or Follow us on Facebook
The first edition of Crich Standard was full of ideas on how you and your family can get involved in active pursuits in the local area so we've pulled together a directory of organisations and groups, with contact information and days and times of classes/activities. There are options for all ages and fitness levels. Take a look to see if there’s something that appeals to you.
If your active passion is missing from our list, you could even start a new group!
|Ballroom/Latin/Modern & Sequence Dance||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Kath Cresswell||01773 872022|
|Chair based Yoga (dementia friendly)||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Frances James||01773 852692|
|Children’s Dance Class (3 classes - Tots, Juniors, Teens)||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Kath Cresswell||01773 872022|
|Circuit Training||Scout Hut||Sarah Poplar||07876 342201|
|Cliff Inn Cricket||The Cliff Inn, Crich||Alistair Varley||01773 857037|
|Crich Walking Group||Crich Market Place Bus Stop||Peter Herbert||07591 227123|
|Dru Yoga||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Sue Copson||077591 61649|
|Indoor Bowls||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Roger Phipp||01773 857762|
|Jog Crich||Crich Market Place||Ian Travers||07973 600989|
|Line Dancing||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Kath Cresswell||01773 872022|
|Pilates (beginners)||Scout Hut||Zenny Middleton||07736 677956|
|Pilates (intermediates)||Scout Hut||Zenny Middleton||07737 677956|
|Serenity Yoga||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Helen Sutcliffe||07967 169365|
|Table Tennis||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Steve Howard||07778 000135|
|Tai Chi Holloway & Crich Group||Florence Nightingale Hall, Holloway||Carl Bateman||01332 553365|
|Ultimate Body Workout||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Sarah Poplar||07875 342201|
|Yoga||Crich Glebe Field Centre||Rachel Jennings, QI to Health||07877 320723|
|Yoga||Crich Tramway||Rachel Jennings, QI to Health||07877 320723|
|Recreational Cycling Group (informal)||The Cliff Inn, Crich||Tracey Cartledge||01773 852444|
|Snooker League||The Comrades Club||Ade Smith||07960 494130|
|Pool League||The Comrades Club||Ade Smith||07960 494130|
As part of the BBC's Country File Ramble campaign, Active Crich for Everyone have organised a Community Walk with foraging expert Brendon McDowell.
Dr Andy returns with Crich Rocks 2 “Before the flood!” guided walk
Unfortunately organisers of the Autumn Footprints Walking Festival have confirmed that the usual event will not take place this year, however, they have collected some of the previously produced walk leaflets and posted them on line for the public to enjoy.
Thanks to the wonderful response to the fundraising appeal, the following children's summer activities are now FREE of charge!
The Summer Holiday Activities programme is here! Read about what's on offer and how to book.