Exercise Classes for the Elderly in Hertfordshire

Exercise Classes for the Elderly in Hertfordshire

Chair based exercises for older people in Hertfordshire

Exercising and keeping fit is vitally important for older people in order to look after their health, and stay mobile into old age. You can discover more about the health benefits of elderly exercise in Age Space’s Guide to Healthy Ageing. Attending exercise classes or joining sports groups is also a great way for older people to make friends and stay sociable.

In Hertfordshire there are plenty of exercise classes for older people to help keep fit and mobile. From walking sports to pilates, dance to chair exercises, your relative will be able to find a Hertfordshire exercise class or group that suits them.

Exercise Classes for Seniors in Hertfordshire

Active Herts

Active Herts is an organisation that offers a diverse range of exercise classes for over 50s in Hertfordshire, provided by their own instructors as well as by external partners. Their exercise classes are centred in four locations: Broxbourne, Hertsmere, Stevenage and Watford. They have over-50s dance, zumba, swimming, Fellas Fitness, walking football and more. Use the links below to find timetables of the exercise classes provided by Active Herts.

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Extend Exercise Classes in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Extend Exercise Class

Extend provide exercise classes for older people throughout the country, and their classes are organised by their own trained specialists in elderly exercise. All of their sessions are at least in part seated exercises. You can find below more details of the Extend exercise classes that run for older people in Hertfordshire, based in Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City.

Extend Exercise Hatfield
When: Wednesdays at 2 pm
Where: Roe Hill Hall, Hatfield, AL10 8EY
Telephone: 01707 891789


Extend Exercise Welwyn
When: Fridays at 10 am
Where: Community Centre, Woodhall, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3XD
Telephone: 01707 260352

Extend Exercise Hatfield
When: Mondays at 2 pm
Where: Welham Green Community Hall, Station Road, Hatfield, AL9 7PG
Telephone: 01707 891789

Extend Exercise Welwyn
When: Mondays at 10 am
Where: Campus West, Roller City The Campus, Welwyn Garden City
AL8 6VX
Telephone: 01707 260352

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HILS’ Active Ageing Service

The Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS), in collaboration with Sport England, offers an Active Ageing service which provides personalised exercise support to Hertfordshire’s older residents. The service can include one-to-one sessions in an older person’s home, or local group activities. The service is for over-55s and completely free, other than some small fees for group sessions.

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Email: active.ageing@hertsindependentliving.org

Move It or Lose It! Classes in Hertfordshire

Move It or Lose It Exercise Class Hertfordshire

Move It or Lose It! run sociable exercise classes for older people throughout the country, including in Hertfordshire. Move it or Lose it! classes are delivered by experts in seniors exercise, and are targeted at improving flexibility, balance and strength. Most of their classes can be done either standing up or sitting down.

Usually your relative will be invited to stay on for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat afterwards. You can find details of Hertfordshire’s Move It or Lose It! classes below.

Move It or Lose It! Bengeo
When? Fridays from 11.30am – 12.30pm
Where? Bengeo Parish Church Hall, Duncombe Road, Bengeo, SG14 3DA
Contact: 07977581146

Move It or Lose It! Ware
When? Thursdays from 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Where? Leaside Church High Street Ware SG12 9BT
Contact: belinda.nuttall@moveitorloseit.co.uk

Move It! or Lose It! Tring
When? Mondays from 9.30am – 10.30am
Where? Nora Grace Hall, Faversham, Close Tring , HP23 5BA
Contact: 07988 649275

Move It or Lose It! Berkhamsted
When? Thursdays 10:45am – 11:45am
Where? All Saints’ Church, Shrublands Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 3HY
Contact: 07988 649275

Move It or Lose It! Berkhamsted
When? Tuesdays 1pm – 2pm
Where? St Mary’s Church Hall, 93 High Street, Northchurch Berkhamsted HP4 3QN
Contact: 07988 649275

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Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living’s Positive Movement Classes

Yoga as part of positive movement classes in Hertfordshire

Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living runs Positive Movement classes which are designed for older people in Hertfordshire, including those who are at risk of falls, have mobility issues, or are frail. Their classes are run by fully-qualified Yoga instructors, and tend to take place in groups of around 10. These Positive Movement classes take place throughout Hertfordshire, and you can find the full class list with times and locations here.

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Telephone:  01462 678804

Home Fitness Hertfordshire

Home Fitness Hertfordshire offer a range of chair-based exercises for older people. These sessions are specifically designed to improve balance, stability and strength. These classes are based in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield. Classes tend to cost between £3 and £5.

Welwyn Garden City Classes

Chair-Based Class at Barndicott Hall
When?
Mondays from 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Where? Barndicott Hall, Moors Walk, Welwyn Garden City, Herts. AL7 2BS

Chair-Based Class at Christchurch Baptist Church
When? Tuesdays from 10.15am – 11.15am
Where? Christchurch Baptist Church, Indigo Court, 20 Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1LG

Strength and Balance Class at King George Playing Fields
When? Fridays from 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Where? King George Playing Fields, Beehive Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL7 4BP

Chair-Based Class at Christchurch Baptist Church
When? Thursdays from 10.15am – 11.15am
Where? Christchurch Baptist Church, 110 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6HN

Hatfield Classes

Strength and Balance Class at Hatfield Leisure Centre
When? Tuesdays from 1.30pm – 2.30pm and Thursdays from 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Where? Hatfield Leisure Centre, Travellers Lane, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 8TJ

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Telephone: 07930 302 102

Hertfordshire U3A Sport Groups and Exercise Classes

Hertfordshire has a fantastic number of active University of the 3rd Age (U3A) groups. These groups offer a range of social activities, sports groups and exercise classes, and are also a great way of older people getting to know other seniors in their community. You can use this List of Hertfordshire U3A Groups to find your relative’s nearest groups, from which you will be able to look through all the classes they offer. They have chair exercises for those who are less mobile, a range of walking sports, and even white water rafting for older people!

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Active East Herts

Swimming for older people in Hertfordshire

Active East Herts, alongside Herts Sports Partnership, provide strength and balance classes for older people in the Bishops Stortford area. The classes are focused on reducing the risks of falling for people who still walk and stand. The classes are carried out standing up, and cost £4 per session.

When? Mondays from 11:15am – 12:00pm and Wednesdays from 10:30 – 11:15pm 
Where? Bishops Park Community Centre, Bishops Stortford, CM23 4DA

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Telephone: 07956 667434

Hertfordshire Sports Village

Hertfordshire Sports Village in Hatfield has a fantastic programme of exercise for older people in Hertfordshire. Their offering includes Get Active classes for the over 60s, and seniors pilates classes, which can be beneficial for the mobility and good posture of older people.

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Telephone: 01707 284466 

WelHat Sports

WelHat Sports run a variety of sport and exercise classes for older people living in Welwyn Hatfield. These classes and groups include seated exercises, swimming for older people, and postural stability. You can find out where and when each class is from the WelHat Sports Classes for Older People Timetable.

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Hertfordshire Health Walks

Hertfordshire Health Walks

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise for older people, and is also a way of enjoying the company of friends, and immersing yourself in the Hertfordshire countryside! Hertfordshire County Council organise over 65 health walks per week for residents throughout the county. Your relative can be sure to be find a walk near them, and one that meets their mobility needs.

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Telephone: 01992 588433
Email: healthwalks.cms@hertscc.gov.uk

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