Move It or Lose It Exercise Classes

We're delighted to announce that we have joined up with Moor Therapy Solutions physiotherapy team to run Move it or Lose it fitness classes across Ilkley and Skipton. These classes are recognised nationally to help older people remain active in later life. They can be done seated or standing, depending on your ability, which is ideal for older people in our community.

Maintaining exercise into later life not only helps improve aerobic health and prevent certain diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, but it can also support mental health and cognitive function. In addition, it can help build flexibility and strength which in turn reduces the risk of falls. Move It or Lose It classes can be a great way to support physical and mental health, as well as providing an opportunity for social interaction with others, which has been severely limited for older people over the past year.

At the end of each session, there will be an opportunity to meet like-minded people for refreshments. “We wanted fitness classes with a built-in social event afterwards,” said Paula owner of Moor Therapy Solutions.

Kathy, the Community Representative for Home Instead Ilkley, has acknowledged the benefit of these classes “people have not had the chance to meet up during the last 14 months and this seemed the ideal opportunity to combine keeping fit with conversation!”

With lockdown restrictions lifting, we are delighted to now be able to launch these classes. Registration for these classes is taking place on 2nd June with the classes starting on 16th June. They will be held every Wednesday:

  • 1pm at the 5th Skipton Scout Hut (formerly the Dump), The Ginnel Mews, Skipton 
  • 3:30pm at the Clarke Foley Centre, Ilkley.

    For further information about these classes, please contact our office team on 01943 662188.