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Over 70's

New Chair-based Fitness Pilates Classes

Every Thursday at Bedford Central Library

Pilates can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension.

Do you fancy giving our gentle activity session 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 on a Thursday 11.15am until 12.15pm starting from the 27th July 2017

Date Time
Thursday 27th July 11.15am to 12.15pm
Thursday 3rd August 11.15am to 12.15pm
Thursday 10th August 11.15am to 12.15pm
Thursday 17th August 11.15am to 12.15pm
Thursday 24th August 11.15am to 12.15pm
Thursday 31st August 11.15am to 12.15pm


Gentle Exercise Classes

Every Monday* at Bedford Central Library

Every Wednesday* at Bedford International Athletic Stadium with an additional  session for Fitness Pilates. This will be taking place in the Exercise Room, and running at the same time as different sports in the Main Hall - See below for details.


Bedford Central Library

  • Mondays* 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Bedford Central Library
  • £4 per session, no need to book!
  • All abilities welcome!

* Except Public Holidays or when notified


Date Activity
Monday 3rd July Stretch and Balance
Monday 10th July Yoga
Monday 17th July Yoga
Monday 24th July Movement to Music
Monday 31st July Line Dancing
Monday 7th August Line Dancing
Monday 14th August Line Dancing
Monday 21st August Movement to Music
Monday 28th August NO SESSION
Monday 4th September Stretch and Balance
Monday 11th September Stretch and Balance
Monday 18th September Stretch and Balance


Bedford International Athletic Stadium

  • Wednesdays* 2:30-3:30pm
  • Bedford International Athletic Stadium 
  • £4 per session, no need to book!
  • All abilities welcome!

* Except when notified


Date Sports Hall/Exercise Room
Wednesday 5th July Walking Football or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 12th July Walking Football or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 19th July Rounders or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 26th July Rounders or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 2nd August Volleyball or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 9th August Volleyball or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 16th August Indoor Kurling or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 23rd August Indoor Kurling or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 30th August Badminton or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 6th September Badminton or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 13th September Indoor Golf or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 20th September Indoor Golf or 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.

All sessions and are run by experienced and qualified coaches and once the activities have finished we will give you all the information you need to carry on.


When and where do the sessions take place?

Monday Classes take place in the meeting room on the third floor of Bedford Central Library, Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1PG. The classes run every Monday (unless notified or if it is a public holiday) from 11:00am-12:00pm.

Wednesday Classes take place at Bedford International Athletic Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9SB. The classes run every Wednesday (unless notified) from 2:30-3:30pm.


What should I bring?

  • You should wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Bring a drink
  • £4
  • 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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