People who want a bit of support to get more active will be able to sign up for free weekly sessions in Taunton, Glastonbury and Bridgwater libraries from next month.

A huge variety of fun activities will be on offer over a ten-month programme, with ‘taster sessions’ which may include gentle stretching, Tai Chi, Yoga and some top tips on getting more active with confidence, so you can improve at your own pace with some useful and realistic targets. Each session will be designed to be practical, friendly and geared to the needs of people coming along.

There will be opportunities to try out some fun interactive technology such as virtual reality and simple video gaming and participants will even be able to borrow activity tracker watches for free, to help monitor progress.

  • Taunton Library sessions will be every Wednesday from 2pm-3pm (starting 3 July)
  • Glastonbury Library sessions will be every Friday from 3pm to 4pm (starting 5 July)
  • Bridgwater Library sessions will be every Monday from 2pm to 3pm (starting 8 July)

The sessions are funded via Sport England and led by professional coaches from Nova Sports, experienced in supporting less active people who may not be keen on going to gyms or other more formal indoor or outdoor settings.

To book a place, visit Free Low Impact Activity and Movement Sessions ( or simply go along to the library and speak to staff who will be happy to reserve your place – we will ask a few simple questions to help the coaches understand people’s needs.


Poster showing the activity sessions at Somerset libraries

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June 11, 2024

Debbie Rundle


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