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We have now changed our name from Shropshire RCC to Community Resource.

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Help to Keep Active


Functional Fitness MOTs

Remaining physically active is vital to overall health and well-being, but as we age we're more likely to be less active, resulting in a loss of strength and balance and an increased risk of falling.

Our Functional Fitness MOTs are programmes to help to reduce the risk of falling for older people. Activities include one-to-one fitness tests measuring strength, balance, flexibility and stamina. There is also information on how to reduce the risk of falling - with a demonstration of how to get up from the floor after a fall – plus a free taster exercise class.

Our upcoming Functional Fitness MOTs are taking place below:


Tuesday 26 October
9.30am to 2pm
The Community College, Bishops Castle, SY9 5AY


Tuesday 2 November
9.30am to 2pm
The Anstice, Madeley, TF7 5BD

Saturday 20 November
9.30am to 2pm
Cosy Hall, Water Lane, Newport, TF10 7LD

Friday 26 November
9.30am to 4pm
Wem Town Hall, High Street, Wem, SY4 5DG


Thursday 9 December
9.30am to 2pm
Meeting Point House, Telford,

Functional Fitness MOTs are open to people aged 60 - 95. Places are limited and booking is essential. For more information and to book your place, please call 01743 360641.

Attendance is free but charitable donations are gratefully received.

Association of Shropshire Exercise Teachers more

The Association of Shropshire Exercise Teachers (ASET) is a membership organisation open to all exercise providers who work with people with limited mobility or who are taking their first steps back into fitness.

£10 membership fee for ASET will give access to the following benefits:

  • Training such as First Aid and Safeguarding Adults Awareness (POVA) training
  • Frequent updates on new initiatives in health and physical activity,
  • Support with publicity and marketing of your classes
  • Occasional opportunities for additional work such as demonstration classes at Senior Safety and Diabetes Awareness events
  • Signposting new members to your classes
  • Help with arranging holiday cover
  • Opportunities to start new classes around the county and to recruit new members to existing classes

ASET welcomes new members. If you are a qualified exercise teacher who works with sedentary, frail adults or those with limited mobility or who are taking their first steps to fitness, please get in touch by email to Susie.hancock@community-resource.org.uk or 01743 342160.

Directory of Classes and Activities more

The Wise and Well team at Community Resource holds a database of gentle exercise classes and health walks across the county. We also co-ordinate the Association of Shropshire Exercise Teachers, for teachers who teach classes suitable for sedentary, frail adults and those with limited mobility. These classes are also suitable for people taking their first steps back into fitness.

Some classes, such as Extend, include chair-based exercise. Others such as Otago or Upright & Active, are specifically designed for Falls Prevention. Tai Chi is a form of martial arts which has been shown to also improve strength and balance and help to prevent falls. Zumba Gold is a slower version of the popular Zumba "Ditch the Exercise – join the Party" class based on Latin rhythms. The Health Walks are led by trained volunteers and offer different walks for different levels of ability. They form a sociable chance to make friends in the fresh air.

Joining in a class or a health walk is a great way to meet new friends and develop your fitness. 

 Contact Susie Hancock for more information.

 Webpage last updated October 2021


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01743 360641