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Active ageing

Active ageing

If you want to stay active as you're getting older, we have lots on offer for people like you.

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

Our sessions run at 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.

Don't miss our 50+ activity day at Queen's Park 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 prices.

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 prices.

Feeling unsteady when on your feet?

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

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

Walking for Health

If you enjoy a stroll why not come along to one of the free Walking for Health walks?

The walks can last from 30 minutes up to 90 minutes and end with a cuppa and a chat with your new walking friends. Find out more here.


Last updated on 02 October 2018