Active ageing

Active ageing

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You can book the majority of our activities online:

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Need help with a booking? Contact us.


Advanced booking

Our active fitness members and Annual Active Chesterfield members can book eight days before playing. Annual Active Chesterfield members will pay at the time of booking.

Change4Life (Change for Life) members and non-members can book up to six days in advance and pay at the time of booking.



We have sessions specially designed to go at a more moderate pace and with lower impact, to reduce the stress on joints.

Of course, if you're over fifty you can join in any of our fitness classes or activities, and swimming is a particularly good low impact exercise.

Most sessions run at both Queens Park Sports Centre and the Healthy Living Centre at various times, we have something specially for the over 50s on most days of the week.

Our 50+ activity day takes place at Queen's Park Sports Centre every Wednesday.


Exercise classes

50+ aerobics - lower impact and aerobic workout to help you exercise and tone without the risk of injury.

50+ circuit training - moderately paced class in which you do one exercise for a short burst then move on to the next. Suitable for all levels of fitness as you can work at your own level.

50+ stretch and tone - for comfort and treatment of stiffness, stress and anxiety, to improve posture and increase flexibility.

Zumba Gold - a modified class with original Zumba moves at a lower intensity. This class focuses on all elements of fitness cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance.

Find class times and full price list.


Chair based exercise

This class is designed to help improve your strength and balance, from the comfort of a chair. 

Maintains your independence, improve mobility, and increase your strength, flexibility and balance. The exercises in this class also help you to perform everyday tasks and reduce your risk of falls.

These classes also give you the option of doing some of the exercises while standing if you prefer.

Find class times and full price list.


Preventing falls class

Our 'preventing falls' class can help improve bone and muscle strength and also improve your balance for when moving around.

Find class times and full price list.

Find out about ‘Strictly No Falling’, the falls prevention and awareness programme, on the Age UK website.


50+ activity day

Location: Queen's Park Sports Centre


There's no need to book, just turn up and join in (bookings are required for aerobics and yoga due to limited spaces).

Activities - 9am to 3pm

  • Aerobics: 11am to midday, studio 1 and 2
  • Badminton: 8.30am to 10.30am, main hall 
  • Bowls: 10.45am to 12.45pm, main hall
  • Swimming: available all day
  • Table Tennis: 12 noon to 1pm
  • Yoga: 1.15pm to 2.15pm, studio one



Price includes activity plus a swim session.



Please contact us as soon as you know that you need to cancel your session, so that we can offer it to someone else. See our cancellations page for full details.


Walk With Us

If you enjoy a stroll, why not come along to one of our free Walk With Us group walks?

The walks are friendly, sociable, suitable for beginners and end with a cuppa and a chat with your new walking friends. Find out more on our activities in parks page.

Last updated on 22 March 2024