It can be challenging to stay fit and healthy as we age, but in Northumberland there are plenty of fun activities to help older people to stay active.
It’s well known that regular exercise helps keep our bodies and minds healthy, however as we get older it can become more difficult to stay active.
It can be hard to find something that you enjoy, which also keeps you moving. That’s why we put together a list of just some of the fun activities in Northumberland to help keep you healthy.
Aqua Fit at leisure centres across Northumberland
Active Northumberland offers Aqua Fit classes at their leisure centres acros the county – from Morpeth and Cramlington to Bedlington, Ashington and Blyth, wherever you live you can find a class to suit you.
This low-impact class gets you moving in time to music, and with the water taking 90% of your weight, you’ll get a workout without any unnecessary straining.
You can book classes on their website, or visit your local leisure centre to find out more.
Yoga Den, Morpeth
Located Wellwood House on Dark Lane, right by Morpeth Motorcycles, Christie Harley’s Yoga Den offers a wide range of different classes, from Vinyasa to Yin Yang yoga and more. She also offers yoga retreats and private tuition, so there’s plenty on offer, whether you’re a total beginner, or an experienced yogi.
Gentle Exercise, Blyth
Blyth’s New Hartley Community Centre offers a weekly gentle exercise class at 10:30am on Mondays. Designed for older people to get moving in a social setting, it’s a great way to make friends while getting some light exercise.
Chair Based Exercise, Ponteland
Age UK now offer chair based exercise classes every Wednesday at 10am at Ponteland’s United Reform Church. For people who want to get some exercise, but find standing up for too long challenging, this exercise class could be perfect.
On Thursdays at 6pm, Bedlinton Community Centre offers a Zumba class. This dance-based aerobic workout is a super fun way to move to music, whatever your age or ability.