What is an ActivHub?
ActivHubs are held weekly at venues that can be found across Ipswich and Suffolk and provide a place for people to meet, socialise and take part in activities that can help to improve health and wellbeing.
The activities vary slightly from ‘Hub’ to ‘Hub’ but all ActivHubs offer the opportunity to socialise with others over refreshments or a lunch club providing a freshly cooked meal. The Activhubs also focus on providing various Falls Prevention Activity Sessions, ‘Better Balance, OTAGO and ActivSteps’ – see our timetable for more information.
These ActivHub sessions are ideal if you would like to improve your balance, muscle strength, flexibility and mobility. This can help you to stay steady on your feet, improve confidence, reduce the risk of falling and enable you to carry out your day to day tasks easier.
All sessions are fun and informal and include time to socialise with others over refreshments.
Where to find us:
To find out if there is an ActivHub near you, click here for our latest timetable with venues, dates and times.
What if I have no transport or there is no ‘ActivHub’ nearby?
Then give us a call and we will see if we can help provide information on bus routes, lift share or help booking Community Transport.
Call ActivHubs on 01473 345350
News from ActivHubs
In light of the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, ActivLives is following strict government guidelines. Our main office at Brightspace closed on Monday 23rd March 2020, with all staff working remotely and continuing to do so until it is safe to...
In light of the UK lockdown, we unfortunately won't be bringing our usual bright and colourful newsletter to you this quarter.However, here's an electronic version with the added benefit of bigger photos! We're hoping to bring you our next newsletter in July...
All hubs to close until further notice amidst the Coronavirus outbreak.
BETTER BALANCE, OTAGO AND ACTIVSTEPS – Falls Prevention sessions
Better Balance, Otago and ActivSteps classes are designed for people aged 55+ providing a fun way to improve your health and well being as well as making new friends over tea and coffee in the process. Your qualified instructor will show you how to perform a combination of seated and standing exercises depending on your ability level. We may also do some resistance band exercises for muscle and bone strength. The exercises we focus on increase strength in the upper and lower body and stability exercises to improve overall balance, posture & gait. Session lasts approximately an hour.
ActivHubs Project Coordinator
I have been working for ActivLives since May 2015 and I enjoy my job because I can make a difference to the quality of peoples lives. Before that I worked in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer at DW Sports and Gym and Trim. Other jobs have been as a Post-lady and a Support worker for Mencap . My hobbies are watching Ipswich Town and keeping fit. My claim to fame is that I was one of the first triplets born at Ipswich Hospital in 1972.
Growing up I had a huge passion in art and photography and had always envisioned my career going in that direction. After studying at UCA in Canterbury, Kent I decided not to continue in university and went back to work instead. I have had various jobs such as a body piercer and key worker for young adults before coming back to my childhood routes and fell in love with fitness again. Due to health conditions I turned to exercise and managed to improve my symptoms and health. I knew that I wanted to help others do the same so I decided to become a personal trainer 5 years ago.
From then I have worked in several gyms, taught classes and trained clients. I found I enjoyed helping people improve their health more than the standard weight loss journey so while working at my previous job at Christ Church University I got my qualification in exercise referral. I was teaching a class each week aimed at those aged 50+ and wanted to do more. I saw that there was an opportunity to work at ActivLives and was drawn in by the variety of activities they offered and how socialising was just as important as the activities.
In my spare time I love to keep fit, go rock climbing, play video games, visit museums and do photography.