Page Last Updated: 26/10/2023



FUNFIT classes with Peter Stennett are held at Benenden Village Hall on Tuesday mornings (09:30 – 10:30).

Workouts are suitable for all levels and designed to be fun and engaging whilst developing agility, balance, co-ordination and strength. 

FUNFIT classes are different from many of the other fitness classes available elsewhere. Rather than using expensive and complicated gym equipment, we use a range of individual equipment to ensure you have fun while increasing your skills and fitness. 

We will introduce you to new exercises and equipment including:

  • flexibility testing;
  • balance bars;
  • solo jumpers;
  • ankle skippers;
  • digital ropes;
  • juggling;
  • speed stacking;
  • speed bounce.

We are able to offer reasonably priced classes without the expense of a traditional monthly gym membership.

Prices start at just £5.00 per class with the first class being free.

Peter Stennett

A former primary school teacher and athletic coach, Peter Stennett has been running fitness classes for men and women for over 40 years.

Please contact me for further information and to book your place at our next class. 



Since starting the classes at Benenden Village Hall, the following feedback has been received from one of our students:

Wow, what can I say! I went along this Tuesday not knowing what to expect and came away feeling energised, empowered and excited about this fantastic exercise class with a range of excellent facilities. Peter is a mind of information when it comes to fitness of all levels and took myself and those able to make the session through a series of fun activities helping us to gain confidence and goals to aim for. I will absolutely be attending future sessions and look forward to meeting others there too. Don’t be shy – I can promise you will absolutely love it.

Wendy R. (Staplehurst) 


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Entertainment Equipment

Hire of the entertainment equipment includes use of the following equipment.

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Benenden Village Hall has a Buffalo 3kW 10 Litre Auto-Fill Water Boiler.

The boiler usually takes 15-20 minutes to reach ‘ready’ state.

Plastic Items

The kitchen has a selection of plastic jugs and colourful tumblers, bowls and plates that are ideal for children’s parties.

12 jugs

28 tumblers

29 bowls

14 baby food bowls

36 plates


The kitchen has a selection of different glassware that hirers are welcome to use.

78 glass tumblers

25 champagne flutes

31 small glasses

34 wine glasses

6 small stemmed glasses

11 glass jugs

Stage Lighting

The stage lighting is controlled by an ETC ColorSource 40 lighting console.


Please Note: This equipment is only to be operated by competent / experienced persons.


Benenden Village Hall has a Nelson SC45 WSDP commercial dishwasher.


The kitchen is well stocked with a selection of different crockery including cups, saucers, bowls & plates.

  • 78 cups
  • 178 saucers
  • 144 medium cups
  • 33 saucers
  • 100 small cups
  • 21 saucers
  • 109 plates (21.5 cm)
  • 133 plates (16 cm)
  • 62 bowls (16 cm)
  • 95 plates (25cm)
  • 28 plates (26 cm)
  • 57 assorted plates
  • 26 Bowls (17 cm)

Hearing Loop

The sound system in the main hall incorporates a PDA Range 500/2 Induction Loop Amplifier.

Main Hall Projector

The main hall has a projector mounted on the lighting bar in front of the stage. The projector is an NEC VT670 projector and is operated by a remote control.

The projector has two inputs, a VGA input with an HDMI adapter for use with a laptop; and a video input with an RCA plug (yellow) which can be used with the hall’s DVD player.

Sound System

The main hall is equipped with a sound system and speakers for playing music (recorded or live) and/or using with microphones.

The system is controlled by a Soundcraft Spirit E8 10-channel mixer (8 mono mic/line , 2 stereo line inputs). 

  • Marantz CD5400 CD Player
  • Marantz SD4040 Twin Cassette Deck
  • Audio Technics ATW-R160 UHF Receiver (microphones)
  • 2 x interM L1400 Professional Power Amplifiers

The audio input for use with mobile phones / devices uses a standard 3.5 mm jack plug with adapters for use with most mobile phones.

Benenden Village Hall has adapters for the following which may be borrowed:

  • USB-C
  • Micro USB
  • Lightning