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Team Beds & Luton - new website and newsletter


We have had a busy few months updating our team BEDS&LUTON website and we are now excited to say that it's live.

Please explore our range of services to see how we are helping the people of Bedfordshire to get active.

Active Adults - September 2019 Programme


Online Bookings for the next ‘Active Adults’ programme will open at 9am on Monday 12th August 2019.

Courses will begin week commencing Monday 23rd September 2019.


Courses include Yoga; Pilates; Golf; and Tennis, but new to the programme this September are Clubbercise; Dance Yourself Fit; Fit in the Park; Just Play Football; and Yoga in the Evening. To see a list of the courses click here


In order to book online you will need to register and set up an account with Bedford Borough Council. Click here to register for an account.  If you already have an account, then log in using your account details using this link.


Please book and pay early to ensure you secure your place and remember courses may be cancelled if they fail to recruit the minimum numbers to ensure there financial viability

The 28th Bedford Junior Aquathlon - Robinson Pool / Bedford Park - 6th October 2019


The Bedford Junior Aquathlon is a continuous swimming and running event for children in school years 3 to 11 (with varying lengths and laps according to age).


Please click here to find out the full distances each age group will be required to swim and run.


Over 100 participants took part in the last event(April 2019)


If you would like to book on please follow this link


Entries will close at 5pm on Tuesday 24th September.


NO ENTRIES will be accepted on the day.


Important information for participants:

For more information about the Bedford Junior Aquathlon please contact Amy Stevens on 01234 718827 or email 

Stand Up Paddleboarding at Priory Country Park

The minimum age for our group sessions is 12.  We offer family sessions too, for those under 12 - or if they would just like a more private session.


GP Exercise Referral Vacancy


Fusion Lifestyle, operators of the Borough Councils Leisure Facilities are looking to urgently employ a Level 3 qualified Exercise on Referral specialist at Kempston Pool.


For further information CLICK HERE

Mental Health First Aid Workshop


Friday 4th October 09:30-13:30 - £30

We know that mental health problems can isolate people from the world and can be very difficult to talk about. Through specialist mental health awareness training and mental health first aid we want to make sports clubs, leisure centres and physical activity sessions places where people suffering from mental health issues can feel comfortable asking for help and advice. To book a place Click Here

Venue: Bedford Central Library, Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1PG

For further Information: Call Alison Brightman 01234 718823 or email

Limited places, so first come, first served, further courses may be offered