There are lots of resources available that will help you to understand more about your pain, here’s a selection:


Understand Pain in less than 5 minutes and what to do about it

Tame the beast

Retrain pain – science based 1 minute slide show lessons

Brainman videos explaining pain

10 facts about exercise and back pain

10 facts about the link between sleep and back pain

Why your knees click

Low back pain explained

Why do we hurt? TED talk website has some great resources


Pain Heroes by Alison Sim

A free book to explain pain to children (scroll down for English version)

A free book explaining pain for adults from a Canadian practitioner


There is a great choice of local exercise opportunities from personal training to group classes, dancing, walking, kettlebells, football – all available locally.

Click the tabs below to find an exercise solution that suits you.

What exercise should you do? The one you enjoy and will continue to do regularly…

Nicola Rayner Fitness

Activity Full range of Classes – Pilates, HIIT circuits, legs, bums & tums, Boot camp, Men’s core fitness and Boxworx (boxing based exercise)

Location Classes at Silsoe Village Hall and Flitton & Greenfield Hall




Activity Group fitness, touch rugby, Nordic walking

Location Wrest park in summer, Rufus Centre, Flitwick in winter



Littles Freedom Fit

Activity Personal training, kettlebells, circuits, boxit

Location Station Road Industrial Estate, Ampthill

Details Katie Little, pay as you go or monthly



Total Body Bootcamp – Natalie Lawrence

Activity Bootcamp, Boxercise, Kids bootcamp – 3-5yrs

Location Barton Rovers FC, Sharpenhoe Road

Details Classes from £4, personal training £25




Activity STEP, PureStretch, Pilates, Intervals, Fitsteps, Circuits classes, Small group personal training

Location Station Road, Flitwick



Ballroom and Latin Dance and Pilates

Activity Ballroom& Latin, ballet and pilates classes, dance nights on Fridays

Location Wrest Park, Silsoe



Seated Exercise Class

Location Barton le clay, Gale court, Hexton Road

Details Free, Tuesdays 2-3pm

Contact 01525 220835


Barton Rovers, Sharpenhoe Road

Adult and youth teams


Walking Football

Monday 8-9pm, Barton Rovers


Flitwick Eagles

All age teams from 3 years upwards, including walking football.



Ampthill Rugby

Various teams from mini to seniors, male and female



Barton Tennis Club

Location: Arnold Recreation Ground, Old Road



Walking netball – all ages, all abilities

Silsoe Community Centre

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30



Location Local cycling group, meeting in Barton le clay




Silsoe Runners – 5K Programme

Group doing regular running training

Facebook group


Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers

Running training for all levels.



Walking for Health

Location Fortnightly walks starting from Royal Oak pub in Barton le Clay

Contact Geoff or Jenny on 01462 711205 for details.


Nordic Walking

Activity Beginners to advanced Nordic walking training and walks

Location Ampthill park


Dom’s Gym

Activity Gym and personal training

Location Faldo Industrial Estate, Barton-le-clay

Details Pay as you go and monthly memberships. Personal training only £10 per session

Contact www.


Practical Fitness

Activity Personal and small group training

Location Ion Farm, Lower Gravenhurst

Details Pay as you go and monthly memberships. Personal training only £10 per session

Contact www.

Activity Personal training and gym training

Location Personal training any location, gym training in Luton

Contact www.



Activity Personal training sessions

Location New Inn Farm, Silsoe

Contact Dan Kidman

There are many groups for social activities and support in the area, this is just a selection that might be of interest.

Silsoe Offers Support

SOS Tea rooms

1st Tuesday of the month 2-4pm



Bedfordshire Flute Ensemble

Monday 7:30-9:30

St Nicholas Church Hall, Church Road, Barton le Clay


Barton Community Choir

School Hall, Ramsey Manor Lower School

Monday 7:30-9:00

Silsoe Village Hall

Various activities and events, see their facebook page

Slimming World


St Nicholas Church Hall, Church Road, Barton-Le-Clay

Thursdays 5:30 and 7:30pm


Silsoe Community Sports Centre

Tuesdays 5:30 and 7:30

Weight Watchers

Mandy Roberts

Barton Village Hall

Wednesday 7pm

Womens Institute

3rd Tuesday 7:45pm

Silsoe Horticultural Centre

Rotary Club

Jolly Coopers Wardhedges


St James Guild of Bell Ringers

Monday 7:45pm

There are many organisations that support people with their mental wellbeing. This is just a small selection.


Black dog explanation of depression from the World Health Organisation


Mind – local mental health support charity

CHUMS charity – support for children after bereavement and for mental well-being, support for adults and families after baby loss

Opening up Cricket promoting mental wellbeing through Cricket

116 123 (UK), 24 hours a day
email: web:

Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

If you have questions about the meaning and purpose of life and want to find out more about the Christian faith these resources may help you:

Free Pain Puzzle health booklets – Finding solutions, Solving problems

All about Osteoporosis - reducing your risks

Download your free Pain Puzzle booklet

Click to download:

Osteoporosis booklet

All about Sleep - a fact sheet to help you have better nights

Download your free Pain Puzzle fact sheet

Click to download:

Sleep tips factsheet