Keeping fit in later life is extremely advantageous for physical, social and mental health. Age Space have outlined the best exercise classes for seniors that Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have to offer.
Visit Age Space’s National Guide for Keeping Healthy for more information on getting out and about in old age.
Steady & Strong, Hampshire
Strong & Steady are exercise classes for older adults run by Hampshire County Council to help develop strength and balance with the aim of preventing falls. The movements are designed to help the elderly to remain living independently by strengthening the muscles used for everyday actions such as getting out of the bath and walking up and down the stairs.
Each class lasts between 45 minutes and an hour and are structured as a mix of seated and standing exercises. There are venues across the county that offer Steady & Strong classes, so follow the link below to find the one most convenient for you, as well as further information and contact details.
Move It or Lost It!, Hampshire
Move It or Lose It! are a network of exercise classes for older people serving thousands across the UK. The classes aim to bring local elderly people together in their communities to enjoy exercising, socialising and keeping fit for life in their own homes.
There are over several Move It or Lose It! classes across Hampshire. You can Find a Class by entering your elderly relative’s postcode in the search bar. You will then be able to see the contact details of the instructor, location and class times.
Classes are affordably priced and often the first class is free.
Walking Netball, Fareham
Walking Netball is a slowed down version of the game designed so that anyone can play, regardless of age or fitness levels. Sessions are designed to be full of fun, laughter and camaraderie. You must register interest over 48 hours before a session to guarantee a space!
Find more information or get in touch through the details provided below.
Chair Yoga with Sandy, Isle of Wight
The focus of chair based yoga classes is on maintaining or improving functional mobility and provides the means to manage ageing and chronic conditions, such as anxiety, pain, insomnia. The class also provides a safe place to connect with others and be part of a group.