Weekly Nordic walking club launched at the retirement village

A weekly Nordic walking club has been launched at the new Richmond retirement village at Aston-on-Trent.  The group meets every Tuesday at 11am, and offers guided walks around the beautiful grounds of the village before venturing further afield around the idyllic South Derbyshire countryside.

Ready for the off: residents Peter Bryan, Bobby Westwell,
Ann Taylor, John Middle, Karen Garnett and Stella Place
pictured with instructor Donna Holden.

Richard Ash, Peter Higham, and Bobby Westwell
stride out with personal trainer, Donna Holden.

Open and free to join to residents of Richmond Aston-on-Trent and members of the Wellness Spa - please see note below about membership, the walking club is the brainchild of Donna Holden, a personal trainer at the spa.

Talking about the group Donna said: “Nordic walking is fantastic exercise for young or old alike and - particularly in the summer months - is a great way to enjoy the beautiful area we live in.  I’m a keen Nordic walker myself and have led various groups in the past so, once I realised there was interest from the residents, I jumped at the chance to set something up.”

Joanne Wilson, village manager at Richmond Aston-on Trent, added: “We really try to come up with new and different activities for our residents and encourage our staff to ‘go the extra mile’ to deliver interesting things for them to do.  With some 16 people participating in this first walk, I think they have excelled themselves!”

Note: Spa membership is open to the public at a cost of £80 per month or £800 for annual membership paid in advance. This includes full use of the swimming pool, fitness suite, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, all classes plus 15% off any beauty or hair treatment.  Call 01332 794300 for information.


Notes to editors

About Richmond Villages
One of the pioneers in bringing the retirement village concept to the UK, Richmond Villages has been designing, building and operating its own villages for almost 20 years.  The company already operates seven luxury retirement villages located in Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.  Its new village at Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire opened recently, and its eighth village at Wood Norton in Worcestershire is now under construction.

Richmond Villages is one of the leaders in the retirement living sector and has an established reputation for the provision of quality service and care and won numerous awards.
For further information about Richmond Villages, please visit or telephone 0800 0987 094

About Bupa UK
Bupa Care Services: Bupa has some 130 care homes, as well as seven Richmond Villages with four new care homes and a new retirement village under construction.
The business also comprises: Bupa UK Insurance, the leading health insurer in the UK with 2.3 million customers; Bupa Dental UK, a major dental provider operating more than 430 practices; Bupa Health Services, health clinics and wellness centres; and Bupa Cromwell Hospital a complex care hospital in London.
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Ref: RV38/2018