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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 2nd April NO SESSION
Monday 9th April Movement to Music
Monday 16th April Yoga
Monday 23rd April Yoga
Monday 30th April Fitness Pilates
Monday 7th May NO SESSION
Monday 14th May Fitness Pilates
Monday 21st May Line Dancing
Monday 28th May NO SESSION
Monday 4th June Line Dancing
Monday 11th June Stretch and Balance
Monday 18th June Stretch and Balance

 

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 4th April Walking Football or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 11th April Walking Football or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 18th April Hockey or Table Tennis or  Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 25th April Hockey or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 2nd May Rounders or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 9th May Rounders or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 16th May Basketball or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 23rd May Basketball or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 30th May Badminton or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 6th June Badminton or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 13th June Handball or Table Tennis or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 20th June Handball 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 5th April Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 12th April Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 19th April Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 26th April Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 3rd May Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 10th May Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 17th May Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 24th May Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 31st May Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 7th June Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 14th June Chair-based Fitness Pilates
Thursday 21st June 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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