Discover Epping Forest's Wellness and Exercise Activities for Older Adults

Discover the treasure trove of wellness activities designed for older adults in Epping Forest. Find the right fit for you, from yoga and tai chi to aerobic workouts, and enjoy a more active, healthier lifestyle.

Remaining active is the secret to aging gracefully. Engaging in regular physical activities not only bolsters your physical health but also enhances mental wellness and mobility. In and around Epping Forest, a bounty of fitness and wellness activities are specifically designed for older adults.

Flex and Move with 'Move it or Lose it! Epping

Every Tuesday, from 10:30 am until 11:30 am, St John’s Loughton Church Hall comes alive with ‘Move it or Lose it!’, a class designed to get the heart pumping and the joints moving. Here, you’ll enjoy a mix of aerobic exercises and strength training that caters specifically to older adults’ needs. To book your spot, reach out to them at 07957 595072, located at 19 Church Lane, Loughton, IG10 1PD.

Get Active Sessions, Epping

Organised by the Epping Forest Council, the Get Active sessions to offer low-impact aerobic exercises on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at Loughton Lawn Bowls Club. Each session is tailored to accommodate all ages, ensuring everyone gets a good workout. For those who love Pilates, Wednesday mornings are reserved just for you! These sessions are held at various locations and cost just £3.50 per session, with your first session being free. It’s fitness made accessible!

Embark on a Wellness Journey at Over 60s Activities, Epping Sports Centre

At Epping Sports Centre, they’ve curated a programme solely for those over 60s. Here, you can gracefully sway with their dance classes, challenge your endurance with circuits, or find your zen with yoga. What’s more, they offer a discounted membership for older adults, making it easier to stay fit without breaking the bank. Contact them at 01992 565670 or visit their website for more information.

Take a Stroll Down the Pitch with Walking Football in Epping

Walking football offers a slower pace, providing a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the sport you love while maintaining an active lifestyle. Hosted at Epping Sports Centre, these social sessions occur every Thursday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. They also offer different exercise activities suitable for all ages. Check their website to find out more about their classes or you may send them an email at [email protected]

Stay Active with Walking Football at Town Mead Leisure Park, Waltham Abbey

Walking Football is a modified version of traditional football, tailored specifically for individuals who prefer a slower pace or have limited mobility. It provides a fantastic opportunity for men and women of all ages to enjoy the sport they love while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. So, grab your trainers, lace up your football boots, and head down to Town Mead Leisure Park in Waltham Abbey on Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Join the enthusiastic players, have a kickabout, and embrace the joy of Walking Football!

Dance to Wellness with Museum Movers in Epping

Every Friday, Epping Forest District Museum opens its doors to Museum Movers. These fun, informal dance sessions promote health, wellbeing, and freedom of movement. You can perform the moves seated or standing, depending on your comfort level. At just £2.50 per session, it’s an affordable way to get moving and have fun. To join the fun, call 01992 716882 or email them at [email protected].

Stretch and Relax with Yoga Crow

These yoga classes are designed for adults of all abilities who wish to improve their flexibility, strength, spiritual awareness, and mental clarity. Occurring weekly at Yoga Crow, near Epping train station, you can find the class that fits your schedule. Visit their website to see the dates and locations.

Free Lively Social Class in Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre

Experience a great way to improve flexibility and strength while enjoying a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. This Social Class will allow you to meet and socialise with new people of all ages while enjoying a free hot drink after class. You may register your interest through call/text at 07963090537 or by sending an email to [email protected].

Side by Side Community Dementia Initiative Class at Ongar Leisure Centre

Discover the empowering Side by Side program at Ongar Leisure Centre, guided by lead instructor Nick Rainbird. Tailored for older individuals living with dementia, this community initiative provides engaging activities and a supportive environment for participants and their loved ones. Join us in fostering connections, promoting wellbeing, and enhancing the quality of life for those affected by dementia.

Epping Forest offers an extensive selection of activities, each aiming to provide an active lifestyle for older adults in a fun, supportive and welcoming environment. No matter your fitness level or preferred activity, there’s something to help everyone feel stronger, healthier, and happier. So why wait? Get out there and enjoy all that Epping Forest has to offer. Your body and mind will thank you!

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