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Exercise Classes for the Elderly in Norfolk

Regular exercise is proven to have major benefits to physical and mental heath for the elderly, reducing falls, cardio-respiratory diseases and obesity, as well as helping to keep the mind sharp and focussed. This can be as simple as walking or gardening, but another option is to find a local exercise class for over 55s in Norfolk.

Exercise Classes in Dorset for Elderly People (Pilates)

Not only will your elderly relative get to feel the physical and mental benefits of continuing to be active, they’ll also get the opportunity to meet other local people in a fun and engaging way. Continue on to see what exercise classes are available for the elderly in Norfolk. It may also be worth taking a look at Age Space’s list of dementia friendly exercise groups in Norfolk.

Gentle Exercise Classes for Over 55s in Norfolk

Move It or Lose It

These are low cost fitness classes aimed at the elderly to improve their physical health in a variety of ways, from mobility and flexibility to strength and balance. The classes can also be a chance to socialise with other members of the community whilst keeping moving. The exercises can be done while seated or standing so they can cater to any ability.

Move It or Lose It have classes all across Norfolk in Briston, Dereham, Fakenham, Great Ryburgh, Horsford, Norwich and Swaffham.

You can visit the Move It or Lose It website here for more information on your closest one.

Your Health Norfolk: Strength & Balance Classes

Your Health Norfolk believes that a healthy and contented lifestyle should be accessible to all and they aim to reflect this in their fundamental principles or teamwork, respect, fairness, influence and satisfaction. In aiming to inspire people in the community to pursue a healthier lifestyle, they offer gentle exercise classes to over 55s in Norfolk with the aim of fall prevention.

You can find more details and contact information for these classes below:

  • Where? Oakfields Road, Norwich, England, NR4 6XE, United Kingdom
  • When? Tuesdays, 10:00am - 11:00am
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  • Where? High Street, Hunstanton, England, PE36 5AF, United Kingdom
  • When? Mondays, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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King's Lynn
  • Where? County Court Road, King's Lynn, England, PE30, United Kingdom
  • When? Wednesdays, 10:30am - 11:30am
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West Norfolk Deaf Association: Gentle Exercise Class

The West Norfolk Deaf Association believes that being active is important for everyone, even if they struggle to participate in mainstream exercise classes. They offer a regular, Gentle Exercise Class which is suitable for all abilities and ages. The focus is on safe and fun activities to create an enjoyable experience. They can also offer communication support for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

  • Where? The Salvation Army Hall, 71 Bridge Street, Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 9DW
  • When? Wednesdays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Telephone: 01553 773399
  • Email: [email protected]
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Longevity Exercise: Tone, Strengthen & Mobilise

Longevity’s classes combine movement with a strong central core and body strengthening exercises. Their focus is on developing good posture and correct body alignment, whilst lengthening and strengthening muscle groups to encourage full ranges of movement. The aim is for people to become more body aware, feel stronger and be more mobile.

Exercise Classes for the Elderly in Dorset

Classes are suitable for participants of all abilities and ages and are taught to music in a fun and friendly environment. Due to the classes’ popularity, Longevity recommend you get in contact well in advance of wanting to attend a session to secure a place or get on their waiting list.

  • Where? Cromer Parish Hall, 65 Church Street, Cromer, NR27 9HH
  • When? Fridays, 9:30am - 10:30am
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  • Where? Erpingham Village Hall, Erpingham, Norwich, NR11 7QD
  • When? 9:30am - 10:30am
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  • Where? Hempton Memorial Hall, The Green, Hempton, Fakenham, NR21 7LG
  • When? Wednesday, 10:00am - 10:45am (for those with mobility difficulties) & 10:45am - 11:45am (regular Longevity class)
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  • Where? Coronation Hall, 26 Cromer Road, Mundesley, Norwich, NR11 8BE
  • When? Thursday, 11:30am - 12:30am (Ladies) & 1:15pm - 2:15pm (Gentlemen)
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  • Where? Sheringham Community Centre, Holway Road, Sheringham, NR26 8NP
  • When? Friday, 11:30am - 12:30pm
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Sports Sessions for Over 55s in Norfolk

Walking Football

Walking Football is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game that aims to get older players involved in the sport. There are plenty of walking football sessions held across Norfolk, so take a look at the details below, dust off your boots and get back on the pitch!

Norfolk FA
Norfolk City FC

Walking Cricket

To increase participation and make cricket more accessible to people across the county, Norfolk Cricket Board have started delivering free walking cricket sessions in Norwich. There are no upper or lower age limits, although they are intended as adult sessions and fully inclusive to anyone of all abilities.

The aim of the sessions is to get people back into playing cricket, or for people who want to try it for the first time.  They games are fun, not too serious and an ideal opportunity for people to meet old friends or make new ones.  After, a coffee and a chat will be encouraged.

Sessions will operate on varying timescales, originally running for a six week block, so it’s worth getting in touch to see when the club is operating.

Walking Tennis

Walking Tennis is for anyone that wants to play tennis, but at their own pace. No running or jumping and you can let the ball bounce twice. Less speed but just as much fun! Ideal for anybody looking to build their confidence, returning from an injury, or just needing a little bit more time getting to the ball.

  • Where? Wortham Lawn Tennis Club, Long Green, Wortham, IP22 1PT
  • When? Thursdays, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Telephone: 07730 600492
  • Email: [email protected]
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