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Balance and Mobility Classes coming to Madeley

Everybody Health and Leisure, who have recently started to manage the Madeley Centre, are looking forward to providing more health and wellbeing opportunities for the local community.

Everybody Health and Leisure are delighted to share the launch of their balance and mobility classes coming to The Madeley Centre this May!

Donna Williamson, Senior Manager of Health Innovation, at Everybody Health and Leisure shares;

“Be Steady Be Safe is a gentle exercise class suitable for people with poor strength, mobility and balance, wanting to reduce falls, increase social interaction and improve overall wellbeing.

Our Be Steady Be Safe classes are already held at a number of locations across the area, delivered by our qualified Otago Exercise Instructors. We very much look forward to delivering these classes at The Madeley Centre and meeting the community at our free taster session or our weekly classes.”

The classes will be held weekly and will include low level, simple exercises focusing on leg muscle strengthening and balance retraining, each attendee will receive a home exercise booklet and information reducing the risk of falling.

The classes will be in a friendly, welcoming environment and are suitable for anyone that has poor mobility, strength and balance, and could be at risk of falling.

Everybody will be delivering a bookable free taster session on Monday 16th May 11am -12pm for the community to come and try these sessions and thereafter, a weekly session will take place from 23rd May 11am -12pm.

Booking is essential for both the free taster session and the weekly chargeable sessions (£5 per class) which can be paid for at The Madeley Centre reception on the day. To make a booking, please visit The Madeley Centre or call 01782 751808 or email:

Free taster class:

Weekly class:


Everybody Sport and Recreation provide enhanced health and wellbeing opportunities for the people in and around Madeley

Everybody Sport and Recreation provide enhanced health and wellbeing opportunities for the people in and around Madeley

Everybody currently operates the Taste for Life café which is an integral part of the Madeley Centre and its users. Everybody is really excited to be a part of the local community, and to work together to build on the great foundations that are already in place. Everybody’s plan is to increase footfall of this well used site and to provide more community use and are keen to work with current and new users to do this.

Mike Brereton chair at the Madeley Rural Community Charity shares

 “For the Centre to realise its full potential it needs management with the knowledge and ability to discharge satisfactorily responsibilities in areas which include: finance, employment law, health and safety, marketing, data and other regulatory compliance, facilities management.”

 He continues

The Trustees are outsourcing management to Everybody Sport and Recreation an experienced and highly professional health and wellbeing charity rather than directly employing part-time management staff. The Trustees remain in total control of the use and future of the Centre.

It will take some time for Everybody to increase the income of the Centre and the Trustees expect to incur a loss in the first year of Everybody’s management. However, it is anticipated that by the end of the proposed three year period increased income will result in the Centre being profitable. It is the extra reserves which the Centre has built up over the period of the pandemic which enable this opportunity to be grasped. The Trustees see this as an exciting chance to provide the Centre with all the professional skills needed for the Centre to achieve its full potential as a thriving community and leisure centre.”

Everybody has extended the opening hours of the facility to Monday to Friday 9am – 9pm, and Sunday 9-5pm, with a member of staff on site at all times.

Thomas Barton, Executive Director of Everybody, says :-

“Through the challenging times of the last two years of working within the Madeley Centre, we have found that our values and ethos are very much aligned. A position of already being part of the community in Madeley with our Taste for Life Cafe, and our experience of operating similar community centres, has enabled us to recognise what a vibrant and well used centre it is and how we can work more closely together to ensure that we can build on the already strong foundations with enhanced health and wellbeing opportunities for the people in and around Madeley.” 

Mike Brereton chair at the Madeley Rural Community Charity shares:-

“The Trustees are in no doubt that this is the right way forward for the Centre and brings closer the possibility of the Centre achieving its full potential for the benefit of the whole of the village.”

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