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Over 70s

 

Are you over 70 years old and fancy giving our gentle activity sessions a go? All abilities are welcome and you will receive coaching in a friendly atmosphere.  You do not need to book and for £4.00 you will also receive a tea/coffee voucher for after the session. Classes are at Bedford Central Library, and Bedford Athletics Stadium with a choice of three different days a week at various times.   Sessions include different activities such as Fitness Pilates, Chair-based Pilates, various sports, line dancing, stretch and balance, and movement to music.  Please see the timetables below:- 

 

Bedford Central Library - Gentle Exercise Classes

  • Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1PG
  • Mondays* 11.15am to 12.15pm 
  • £4 per session, no need to book!
  • All abilities welcome!

* Except Public Holidays or when notified

Date Activity
Monday 8th  January Fitness Pilates
Monday 15th January Fitness Pilates
Monday 22nd January Line Dancing
Monday 29th January Line Dancing
Monday 5th February Stretch and Balance
Monday 12th February Movement to Music
Monday 19th February Stretch and Balance
Monday 26th February Stretch and Balance
Monday 5th March Stretch and Balance
Monday 12th March Line Dancing
Monday 19th March Line Dancing
Monday 26th March Line Dancing

 

Bedford International Athletics Stadium - Gentle Exercise Classes

  • Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9SB
  • Wednesdays* 2:30-3:30pm 
  • £4 per session, no need to book!
  • All abilities welcome!

  * Except when notified

Date Sports Hall/Exercise Room
Wednesday 10th January Volleyball or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 17th January Volleyball or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 24th January Badminton or Table Tennis or  Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 31st January Badminton or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 7th February Indoor Kurling or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 14th February Indoor Kurling or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 21st February Lacrosse or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 28th February Lacrosse or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 7th March Cricket or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 14th March Cricket or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 21st March Short Tennis or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 28th March Short Tennis or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates

 

 

Bedford Central Library - Chair-based Exercise Fitness Pilates

  • Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1PG
  • Thursdays*  Two sessions - 11.15am-12.15pm & 1.30pm-2.30pm 
  • £4 per session, no need to book!
  • All abilities welcome!

  * Except when notified

Date Activity
Thursday 11th January Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 18th January Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 25th January Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 1st February Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 8th February Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 15th February Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 22nd February Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 1st March Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 8th March Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 15th March Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 22nd March Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 29th March Chair-based Fitness Pilates

What is it?

Welcome to this exciting programme of exercise classes aimed at over 70’s. The exercise sessions are aimed at those who would like to try something new in a relaxed, informal environment with other similar minded people.

The classes are ideal for adults who may never have tried sport or physical activity before and would now like to have a go at something new or for adults who might have tried an activity a long time ago and now want to return to it.

The sessions are suitable for complete beginners as well as people who may have had some experience and are run by experienced and qualified coaches.

What should I bring?

  • You should wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Bring a drink
  • All other equipment (if necessary) will be provided

 

How do I book?

You do not need to book for these sessions, just turn up on the day and pay your £4 on the door. Please arrive in plenty of time as places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

For more information please contact the Sports Development Unit on 01234 718835 or email mandy.atkins@bedford.gov.uk

 

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