Getting Active at 55+

Recently retired? New to the Village? Finally have time to do a bit more activity?  Looking to get fitter? 

East Leake and the surrounding area has lots of opportunities for you to make that change to an active lifestyle that you have been promising yourself. Take a look at what’s on offer below.   If you have any ideas for new activities, or would like to add other opportunities, then please contact via this website.

East Leake Leisure Centre

There are plenty of opportunities at East Leake Leisure Centre for over 50s to become more active. Classes like Pilates and Aquacise are great for any age group. Swimming sessions and the gym are available during the day and clubs for specific sports run on a regular basis.

East Leake Village Hall

Activities at the Village Hall include:

Zumba Fitness Gold. Dance inspired fitness class (no jumping) with alternative moves to cover everyone’s range of movement and be more gentle on the joints.
50+/Seniors Fitness Classes on Fridays at The Village Hall – from 9.30am. Details from Erika 07967 190 442.
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Afternoon Tea Dance Inspired by Strictly?  Have a go at learning some steps and have fun at the same time. Thursdays 13:30 - 17:30 Contact June Barkes    0115 911 2558 or just turn up.

Line Dancing Monday 12:15-15:30 Contact : Honkey Tonk Cliffe 01509-673597

East Leake Methodist Church.

Fitness Pilates With Lisa Twombley Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor   Ideal for beginners; limited class size (12) : Only £6.00/session or £30.00/six sessions Wednesday 10 -11am : Thursday 6.15 -7.15pm Contact Lisa Twombley  email:  mobile: 07984341655


East Leake Sports Clubs

East Leake Angling Club is always on the lookout for new members. Take a look at their website

East Leake Badminton Club plays at East Leake Leisure Centre on Thursday evenings 19.30 – 22.00. Visitors are always welcome and if you would like to see if its for you, contact the Club Secretary, Gordon Newstead  in the first instance who will tell you a bit more about the club, and ensure that a member is expecting you to explain the peg board system and club etiquette. Visitors pay a small fee for the first 3 weeks but this is refunded when joining the club.

East Leake Bowls Club The Bowls Club is located next to the Gotham Road Recreation Ground and has a full programme of bowls and social events.  There is a warm welcome at open sessions on a Monday evening from April to the end of the season.  Coaching and equipment all provided.  Contact Gill Bradley  or Sue McFarland 01509 559047

Cricket, Football, Rugby Village teams all play at Costock Road Recreation Ground. As well as players, the clubs always need referees, umpires, scorers, volunteers and supporters!

East Leake Cricket Club  If you are interested in playing or supporting , visit the ground, at East Leake, on Tuesday training nights at about 6.30pm in summer, from about the  middle of May. Visit our website 

East Leake Athletic Football Club Contact Gary Newcombe Player & Club Secretary   Email Gary Newcombe

East Leake Rugby Club New players or supporters are always welcome at East Leake rugby club. The main training night under floodlights at Costock Road Playing Fields is held on Thursday evenings from July through to the end of the season. Secretary: Nigel Kendall 07929872830  e-mail:  Nigel Kendall.

Walking Football No opportunities yet in the Village, (but if enough people ask at the Leisure Centre, maybe!) Current sessions in Loughborough.

Loughborough Leisure Centre Browns Lane LE11 3HE Mon 6-7pm Contact by phone 01509 611080 or email Christopher Andrews Nanpanton Sports Ground Watermead Lane, Nanpanton Road LE11 3TN Alternate Fri 3-4pm from 4th March   £2 Contact

The Rushcliffe Golf Club Whether you already live in the area and want to take up golf, are a member of another club and would like a fresh start or are new to the area, applications can be made for both playing (Full, Flexi or Academy) and Clubhouse Membership. The Club is on Stocking Lane, opposite British Gypsum further information is available on their website. Lessons are available with Chris Hall the golf professional at the Club.  Tel: 01509-852959 #4    Website :

Tai Chi 

East Leake Leisure Centre, Wednesdays 12- 1pm.   Tai chi, combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements.   Studies have shown that tai chi can help people aged 65 and over to reduce stress, improve posture, balance and general mobility, and increase muscle strength in the legs. Interested?   Contact Lisa on 07854 506451

Tennis There isn’t a Tennis Club in East Leake, but there are courts at the Leisure Centre if anyone would like to start a recreational tennis group!    The nearest clubs are:

Sutton Bonington and District Tennis Club Four all weather courts and floodlighting are available at the club with opportunities for all levels and all ages to play.  Club nights are on Tuesday and Thursday at Landcroft Lane, Sutton Bonington.  Contact Rod Roulstone 01509 856592 / 07785263152 or just go along to open night on Tuesday and join in! Gotham Tennis Club  Gotham Recreation Ground, Gotham. 2 Floodlit Courts.  Contact 01159 831094 for more details.

Triathlon  4 Life Tri Club has members aged 7 -70 and welcomes new members.  Call in on a Tuesday evening at East Leake Leisure Centre between 7pm and 9pm to find out if it is for you!


Walking Fancy a stroll in Meadow Park?  Informal walking group meets 1.30pm on Thursdays at the Millstone near the Recreation Ground entrance to Meadow Park.  Walks are a gentle 30 minutes along the paths and an opportunity to get some regular exercise in the fresh air, followed by a cup of tea.  Just turn up!

Friends of Meadow Park arrange occasional bird watching and seasonal guided walks. There is also a map of walks and footpaths around the Village on this website here  There are also Walking for Health walks at Rushcliffe Country Park, Cotgrave Country Park and Burton on the Wolds. Full information can be found on the Walking for Health website.

Other local opportunities

Friends of Meadow Park Is a “not for profit” voluntary organisation, and its objectives are to promote Meadow Park and improve its facilities, both as a friendly habitat for wildlife and as a leisure area to be enjoyed by the public of East Leake. Activity mornings each month are on the second Saturday, 10 am till 12 noon to help with conservation and development of the Park.

Club 55+ at Sutton Bonington Sports Centre (University of Nottingham) Club 55+ is a great opportunity for the local community to stay active, improve fitness levels and build muscle tone. £3.50 per session for non-members and includes refreshments! Circuit Class - Tuesday 10.30-11.15am : Circuit Class - Thursday 10.30-11.15am Check the website for details.

Soar Valley U3A The Soar Valley U3A runs a variety of physical activity groups, including Walking, Table Tennis, Line Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, Tai Chi, Snooker, Barn Dancing, Bowls, Croquet, Cycling, Scottish Country Dancing.   Activities happen at a variety of venues around the local area.  See the website for details.
Formula 4 Fitness    'Something for the Seniors' a fitness class tailored to suit an older age group.  Tuesdays 9.00 am - 9.45 am at Sutton Bonington.  Contact Una Lacey for details. 07979 188997
Silver Swans Ballet  a class specifically for the over 55's. Learn something new or  re-ignite your passion for ballet. Beginners very welcome.  The Silver Swans classes are an initiative launched by the Royal Academy of Dance in September 2017 (Angela Rippon is the Ambassador) in order to give older people the opportunity to become more active, learn (or refresh) a skill & make new friends.  A local class is held weekly in Wysall & Thorpe in the Glebe Village Hall on Wednesday afternoons  2.00 -3.00 pm.  More details from Vanessa Burzynski at Nelliebeeballet  07765 407323
PhysioNeeds have a new studio in the village offering a range of classes including Pilates and Yoga.  Details on their website  or telephone  01509 856274.

East Leake Leisure Centre

There are plenty of opportunities at East Leake Leisure Centre for over 50s to become more active. Classes like Pilates and Aquacise are great for any age group. Swimming sessions and the gym are available during the day and clubs for specific sports run on a regular basis.

This information has been compiled in support of the East Leake Community Plan.  If you know of other opportunities, or would like to amend any of the opportunities above, please use the contact link at the foot of the page or click here.