Exercise Classes for the Elderly in Berkshire

Exercise Classes for the Elderly in Berkshire

Regular exercise plays an important part in maintaining physical, mental and social well being in later life. For more information on the benefits please see our Age Space guide to keeping healthy in old age.

Exercise classes Berkshire

Across Berkshire, there is a huge variety of exercise groups specifically designed for the elderly. This means for every interest and ability level, there is sure to be something to suit your elderly relative.

Aside from improving physical health, exercise groups provide a great way to meet people and socialise. If you are worried your elderly relative is lonely, you may also be interested in befriending services in Berkshire.

Age UK Badminton in Reading

A friendly session to improve badminton skills taken by a qualified coach. All levels are welcome and equipment is provided. There is no need to book and a cost of £5 per session.

  • Where? Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ
  • When? Tuesdays, 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Telephone: 0118 959 4242
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Age Concern Day Centre Exercise Classes

Age Concern run two day care centres in Berkshire, each of which put on a number of activities for attendees, including exercise classes and pilates. For more details on this, please get in contact with whichever one would be most convenient to you, using the details below.

Bracknell Forest Day Care Centre
  • Address: Age Concern Bracknell Forest Companion Centre, 27 World's End Hill, Bracknell, RG12 0XH
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Telephone: 01344 422048
  • Email: [email protected]
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Old Windsor Day Care Centre
  • Address: Age Concern Day Care Centre, 27b Straight Road, Old Windsor SL4 2RW
  • Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Telephone: 01753 854117
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Ever Active Classes in Reading and West Berkshire

Reading and West Berkshire councils work together to provide Ever Active classes. Exercise sessions are low to moderate intensity and designed so people can take part at their own pace. Sessions are delivered in a friendly and inclusive environment by a qualified instructor.

There is the opportunity to socialise with new friends before and after exercising and equipment is provided. These take place all across the county, so for further information on venues and timings, please visit the website and contact Kate Wiggins using the details below.

Move It or Lose It! Classes Near Reading

Move It or Lose It Exercise Classes reading

Movie It or Lose It! are specialised exercise classes designed by experts to improve flexibility, aerobic health, balance and strength in older age. They are popular across the UK as have proved to result in weight loss. Classes can be carried out seated or standing, depending ability.

There are multiple Move It or Lose It! classes on offer in the surrounding areas to Reading, costing £5.00 each.

Follow this link to the Move It or Lose It ‘Find a Class’ map to see more details and see which club would suit you!

Age UK Tai-Chi Sessions in Berkshire

Tai-Chi originates from ancient China and is a popular form of exercise amongst older people around the world. It focuses on slow and gentle movements to improve balance and posture. It is also renowned for its positive impact on mental well being and reducing stress.

Sessions are available at four locations in Berkshire. They have varying price points, but the first session is always free! Refreshments are included in the price.

Visit each location’s respective webpage below for more details:

For more information contact Age UK Berkshire on 118 959 4242 or [email protected].

Walking Football in Reading

Walking football is a less physically intense version of the ‘beautiful game’. It comes with all the same rules as football except you’re not allowed to run! This provides a fun, sociable and safe environment for older people looking to be more active.

Sessions run across Berkshire on every weekday – you can find the one that suits you the best and get in touch with the organiser through the Walking Football page on Berks & Bucks FA.

Age UK Walking Tennis

Age UK Berkshire run sessions of a fun, relaxed and slower version of tennis for elderly people to enjoy. Two bounces and no running! They welcome all abilities, including those living with dementia or those who need more time getting to the ball. 

There are sessions in Newbury, Wargrave and Crowthorne:

Newbury
  • Where? Newbury Tennis Club, Poplar Place, Newbury, RG14 1NA
  • When? Wednesdays, 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Telephone: 07920 487360
  • Email: [email protected]
Wargrave
  • Where? Wargrave Lawn Tennis Club, Recreation Road, Wargrave, Reading, RG10 8BG
  • When? Thursdays, 2:00pm
  • Telephone: 07788 248028
  • Email: [email protected]
Crowthorne
  • Where? Wellington Health and Fitness Club, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, RG45 7PT
  • When? 07753 416450
  • Telephone: 07753 416450
  • Email: [email protected]