It’s a great idea to seek out exercise classes for seniors in Dorset. Exercise increases energy, improves memory and can be a great means through which to socialise. Keeping moving by attending exercise classes also helps people to maintain their independence.
In Dorset there are a range of exercise classes and clubs, suitable for people with all sorts of mobility needs. We have compiled a list below of useful resources for finding the right exercise class or club for your elderly relative in Dorset.
Exercise Classes for Seniors across Bournemouth & Poole
Melodies in Motion
Musical exercise classes to suit all ages and abilities in Bournemouth and Poole. Chair-based sessions and more active sessions.
Brendoncare Pelhams Energisers
Enjoy gentle circuits and exercise with a qualified coach, followed by refreshments and a swim. Cost is £4.50 weekly subscription. The club is run by volunteers.
Bournemouth Blind Society – Sports Clubs
Bournemouth Blind Society run sports clubs for people with visual impairments.
Dorset Blind Association Bowling Club
An indoor bowling group for people with a visual impairment in Bournemouth and Poole.
Disability Cricket – Broadstone
Fun and enjoyable cricket sessions for people with physical or learning disabilities. Any age and experience welcome. The club runs outdoor sessions May to September. £3 per session.
Better Balance Classes
Exercise classes run by Age UK in Bournemouth, Poole and East Dorset.
Exercise Classes for Seniors in East Dorset
Body Balance Over 60s Dance
Gentle and fun exercise class aimed at bettering posture, strength and stability, reducing the risk of falls and improving balance!
Health and Wellbeing Programme Ferndown
Various fitness and disabled swim sessions held at the Leisure Centre throughout the week which are also open to people with dementia. Contact them for more information on the latest classes.
Tel: 01202 877468
Fun and enjoyable indoor cricket sessions for people with physical or learning disabilities. Any age and experience welcome. £3.75 per session. For people in Ferndown, West Moors and West Parley.
Exercise Classes for Seniors in Weymouth & Portland
Sunshine Fitness Weymouth
A gentle and fun seated exercise class for those wishing to improve their physical mobility and wellbeing in a welcoming, safe and friendly setting. Classes take place at the Emmanuel Church in Southill. Contact Sally Claire for more information:
Mobile: 07738 987280
Osteo-cise Exercise Class
A mixture of seated and standing exercises, stretching, stamina and core strengthening work run by Island Community Action on Portland. Osteo-cise is ideal for those suffering from joint problems including arthritis and osteoporosis. Classes take place at Girt Hall, St George’s Centre in Easton. Contact them to find out more about upcoming classes.
Tel: 01305 823789
Get-Together Club Seated Exercise Class
A gentle class especially for people over 50 to improve your fitness, strengthen joints, increase inner core strength, keep you moving and improve stability to prevent falls. Classes take place at the YMCA, Reforne, Portland. Contact for details on upcoming classes and availability.
Tel: 01305 823789
Wellbeing Walks – RSPB Weymouth
A free fortnightly event at Radipole Lake in Weymouth. This is a sociable event great for a healthy body and mind. This event is particularly suitable for anyone wanting to lose weight, recovering from illness or wanting to improve their mental health and wellbeing. The walk is also dementia friendly.
Find out about this class and more on the RSPB website.
Exercise Classes for Seniors in West Dorset
Briantspuddle Keep Fit Group
“Exercise for the over 50’s” is open to men and women and meets at 9.30am on Thursdays at the Village Hall for a one hour session. Our aim is to help members of any age and physical condition to reach and maintain their fitness potential.
Chair-based exercise Martinstown
Everybody, of all abilities welcome to these chair based exercise sessions.
Find out about more clubs and activities, including this one, on the Martinstown Website.
Better Balance Classes Dorchester & Weymouth
A low-impact exercise class designed to reduce the risk of falls run by Age UK Dorchester.
Exercise Classes for Seniors across North Dorset
Moving Gently Together
Sessions offering an opportunity for relaxation and movement whilst socialising and enjoying the company of others. Classes take place at Blandford Community Centre on Heddington Drive. Contact for more information.
Younger for Longer – Exercise Classes for Older People
A variety of exercise classes for older people in East Dorset, Purbeck, Weymouth, Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole. There are classes to suit more able people as well as those with reduced mobility.