Exercise and Fitness



If you fancy something that will tone muscles and improve flexibility as well as improving posture then Pilates might be for you. Teresa Tinklin runs Pilates classes in Dore Old School on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9:15am. Pilates is a form of exercise that helps you to tone muscles and improve your flexibility, improve your posture, increase your core strength, and release stress and tension. Classes start with a warm up with the emphasis on releasing tension, then a harder bit focusing on strengthening, finishing with a short relaxation. Classes are small and friendly with a maximum of 12. Beginners and those with experience are equally welcome. A block of six classes will cost you £51 and missed classes can be made up at other times.
For more information get in touch with Teresa on 0114 235 0826 or email her at teresa.tinklin@btinternet.com

There are also ladies-only evening EquipilatesTM classes in Dore Old School on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm and 7pm until 8pm run by Kate Mackintosh, a chartered physiotherapist. You can contact Kate on 07813 659 449 or by email at kate@ride-ability.org.uk or visit her website http://www.ride-ability.org.uk
Kate charges £54 for six weekly sessions. 

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a gentle Chinese exercise that is practised by millions for their health and well-being. Gentle movements are performed in a slow rhythmic manner making you feel calm and relaxed. Despite its slow, easy, appearance Tai Chi has been shown to be beneficial for circulation, blood pressure, heart disease, balance and stress reduction. 

People practising Tai Chi report improvements in physical health, flexibility, posture, balance, and strength. 

Tai Chi in Dore takes place in the Christ Church hall on Townhead Road on Thursdays from 2pm to 3pm. Newcomers are welcome and the cost is £4.50 per session.

Contact: David Barrow on 0114 235 1188 or email at drs.barrow@virgin.net 

Wyvern Walkers

Wyvern Walks have been going for over eleven years and take place about every three weeks, providing an opportunity to explore the local countryside and keep fit. The walks follow a gentle pace, covering about five or six miles and usually start at 9:30am from the Old School car park, returning to the village around 1:30pm. 

Walks are arranged on different days of the week so that the whole week is covered during a typical batch of walks, and car sharing is organised for any walks which involve a car journey to the start of the walk. 

Walks are advertised on the village noticeboards and the DVS website

For more information please contact Stephen Willetts on 0114 236 2821 or at sfwilletts@gmail.com 


Yoga classes are held in Dore Old School on Monday nights from 6:45 to 8:15. These are organised by Therése Nilsson, a qualified Satyananda Yoga Teacher who has been running classes in Dore since 2011. Although principally for beginners they are suitable for everyone, regardless of age, ability or fitness level. Therése presents practices in a traditional way: asanas (postures) to balance the body and mind through the physical body, pranayama (breathing practices) to work on the energy body, and meditation to calm and focus the mind. She also takes a broader outlook by teaching and encouraging yogic lifestyle. 

Therése’s groups are small (maximum eight people). She charges £7 per class (paid in five week blocks) and each class lasts an hour and a half. A yoga mat, blocks and a blanket can be provided; soft comfortable clothing is recommended. 

During 2014 there will be the possibility of joining mother and toddler yoga as well as additional daytime classes. One-to-one sessions are also available on request. 

For more information contact Therése on 07835 049 872 or email her at S17yoga@gmail.com