You can keep fit AND have fun!

Exercising is always easier as part of a team; we’ve researched classes from Godalming to Pulborough to help you find the right fit to support you to maintain your mobility

It’s really important as we age to keep moving and work our muscles so that we can keep our mobility, and therefore our independence, for as long as possible.
We may not be quite up to a Zumba or ‘Legs, Bums and Tums’ at the local gym, but there are a lot of options in our area that will do the job.

As well as the health benefits, there’s no better way to meet like-minded people and expand our social circle!
Our team have rounded up our favourites across Surrey and West Sussex.

If you love to walk it’s much more fun, and safer, to go with a friend or a group.
Age UK run regular local walks that vary from 3.5 to 8.5 miles for all abilities and speeds.
There is always someone there to greet you and lead the walk so you don’t need to book; just turn up with appropriate clothing, a bottle of water and a snack, and off you go!
The walks are completely free, although a £2 donation is appreciated to maintain the programme. You can find the walks’ calendar here GO50 Walks Calendar

Horsham District Council also organise Guided Wellbeing walks across West Sussex, with their ‘Level 1’ walks all being under 1.5 hours and designed with the older adult or those with long term health conditions in mind.
Again, no need to book, just turn up! Find out the planned walks here
Guided Wellbeing Walks

If you’re local to Godalming, Godalming Leisure Centre run classes suitable for the older adult.
On Tuesdays at 1030am there are chair-cased exercises in the Studio, and Thursdays at 1030am there is an exercise class for over 50s, also in the Studio.

In Billingshurst, at Jubilee Fields Community Centre, there is a Ladies Gentle Exercise class, held in the field in good weather, on Thursdays 1100am-1200pm.

There are a wealth of classes and activities available, not always easily researchable on the internet.
Have a look at local community centre noticeboards and you’ll be surprised at what is out there to suit.
If you’d rather don your lycra in private, the NHS website links gentle and appropriate exercises and videos for you to try to your favourite motivational song list at home. Have a look through the options here
NHS – Exercises for older adults

If you’d like some one-to-one support with your mobility and strength, our care pros can support with walks, accompany you swimming or even work with you to complete you physio-prescribed exercises from home