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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 25th June Stretch and Balance
Monday 2nd July Fitness Pilates
Monday 9th July Fitness Pilates
Monday 16th July Fitness Pilates
Monday 23rd July Movement to Music
Monday 30th July Stretch and Balance
Monday 6th August Line Dancing
Monday 13th August Movement to Music
Monday 20th August Stretch and Balance
Monday 27th August NO SESSION
Monday 3rd September Line Dancing
Monday 10th September 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 27th June Indoor golf or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 4th July Indoor golf or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 11th July Short Tennis or Table Tennis or  Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 18th July Short Tennis or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 25th July Volleyball or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 1st August Volleyball or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 8th August Kwik Cricket or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 15th August Kwik Cricket or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 22nd August Indoor Kurling or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 29th August Indoor Kurling or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 5th September Tchoukball or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 12th September Tchoukball or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates

 

 

Bedford Central Library - Chair-based Exercise Fitness Pilates

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

  * Except when notified

Date Activity
Thursday 28th June Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 5th July Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 12th July Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 19th July Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 26th July Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 2nd August Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 9th August Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 16th August Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 23rd August Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 30th August Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 6th September Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 13th September 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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