“Joining a gym can be expensive and transport can also be costly and time consuming if you don’t have a car” 


The Reach Fitbus service runs a minibus twice a week, which picks up people at various points in Gleadless Valley, Lowedges, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe, and takes them to a local gym and pool in Heeley. People have an hour to use the gym or go for a swim before returning home. Reach staff and volunteers are on hand to provide advice, encouragement and support, and gym instructors are able to provide a personalised training programme for people to follow. This service offers a great way to exercise, socialise and make new friends. Instructors are on hand to give advice about using the equipment and the service is also a great way to meet new people. The service costs just £4.50, which includes both the transport and the admittance cost to the gym or pool


“It’s great having fun, keeping fit and making new friends” 


Our Fitbus operates on the following days:

Mondays: pick-ups start at 9:30am for the 10:15 to 11:15am gym and swim sessions

Wednesdays: pick-ups start at 12:30pm for the 1:15pm to 2:15pm gym and swim sessions

For more details, contact Kim Hinchliffe on 0114 239 8946 or email