Active West Lancs

Countryside WalkersActive West Lancs gives people of all ages the opportunity to embrace a healthier lifestyle.

Building on existing projects, this service includes gym-based programmes, swimming, health walks, school activities, family workshops, after-school clubs, weight management programmes, community farming/allotments, taster and physical activity sessions.

We run a wide range of activities across various settings such as leisure centres, community centres, parks & outdoor facilities, schools & community allotments in a bid to get our community more active.                             

Who is the scheme for?

Active West Lancs provides varied activities for a wide age range, with certain criteria for individual programmes. 

How do I access the scheme? 

Three options:

Active Weight courses

Discover the benefits of:

  • improving your health
  • making better food choices
  • becoming more active

Average weight loss last course was at least half a stone!

Sign-up to our new free Active Weight courses: New Summer 2019 course dates/venues coming soon!

Booking is essential - limited places available. Please contact Sally Adams on 01695 555804.


Active Gym courses

We run free 12 week gym courses from four leisure centres across the borough. We offer supervised sessions and a discounted 6 month gym membership at the end of the course if interested. Our programme is open to residents of West Lancs, aged 18yrs and over. The criteria for the scheme is that you are currently 'inactive' and have at least one health condition.

Referrals can be made via your GP/medical practitioner or self referral. Please visit the Active West Lancs (external link) website for more information.

Couch to 5K

Currently running our Westhead Couch to 5k course, finishes July 2019

Keep checking here for our next Couch to 5k course:

Day: Monday and Wednesdays evenings each week

Time & Venue: tbc

Cost: Free of charge

Just wear comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear/trainers. We will encourage you along the way - give it a try!

Please register online prior to attending the first session at run together (external link). Participants must be over the age of 12.

Active Line Dancing

No booking required, open to all!

Location: Greenhill Hub, Beech Close , Skelmersdale WN8 8DL

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Cost: £3

Active Tai Chi

Come along to our Tai Chi class were you will be introduced to an easy and effective Tai Chi form proven to regulate blood insulin levels, improve balance, coordination, and well-being and alleviate stress and anxiety.

Please wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled footwear (soft trainers); bring a bottle of water for the break.

Day: Tuesday

Location: Burscough Methodist Church Hall, Burscough, L40 0SG

Time: 11.00am-12.00pm

Cost : £4

Limited spaces available - booking essential.  Please contact Sally Adams on 01695 555804.


Day: Wednesday

Location: Parbold WI Hall, Station Road, Parbold

Time: 10.30am - 11.30am

Cost: £4

Limited spaces available - booking essential. Please contact Sally Adams on 01695 555804.


Day: Saturday ( 2nd in the month)

Location: Tai Chi in the Park - Coronation Park, Ormskirk

Time: 10.00am - 11.00am

Cost: Free of Charge

No booking required - just turn up!


Active Yoga

Start 2019 with Health & Wellbeing in mind with our Free Hatha Yoga sessions.

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 10.00am - 11.30am

Location: Chapel Gallery, St Helens Road, Ormskirk L39 4QR

Cost : Free of charge until April 2019

Booking Required - please contact Chapel Gallery, Tel: 01695 571328

Health Walks

We run various 'weekly health walks' across the borough. These are aimed at beginners and those returning to exercise.  Please see our Health Walks page for more information on times and locations.

Nordic Walking

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Cost: £3 ( plus additional £1 pole hire)

Location: Meet at Burscough Racquet & Fitness Centre, Bobby Langton Way, Burscough L40 0SD

Booking Required - Please contact Sally Adams on 01695 555804.




Your West Lancashire

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Emma Davies

Leisure Services
Robert Hodge Centre
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