2nd Dec 2020

Exercise for Seniors

Holly Smith

Discover our favourite activity sessions for older adults

As you age perhaps exercise doesn’t always come to the forefront of your mind and things such as socialising with friends and family take priority.

Being active not only helps you to stay physically fit but it can also decrease your chances of depression, dementia, falls and also improve your immune function (UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines, 2019).

Below we have compiled a list of our top four favourite providers who offer sessions for older adults, to get active at your own pace and incorporates socialising and fun too!

Silverfit

Silverfit is a charity for older people led by older people. They aim to promote happier and healthier ageing through physical activity, whilst also combating isolation. Silverfit help you make new friends, feel more confident and enjoy life as you age. You will find a range of activities such as Nordic walking, yoga and walking football all in a range of local parks close to you.

What we like about them 

Silverfit are always looking for new ways to make exercise fun, and most recently, ran their Silverfit 10 Challenge encouraging intergenerational exercise. 

Join a Silverfit session now

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10 Today

10 Today provide you with daily 10 minutes of enjoyable and easy exercise to help increase your physical and mental health live via radio. You can also watch these routines back in your own time in case you missed the live session!

What we like about them 

These sessions can be done at any time, whether standing up or sitting and are adaptable for different fitness levels. You can also stay in touch with fellow exercisers via social media helping to reduce loneliness. 

Try your first 10 Today session now

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Move it or Lose it

Move it or Lose it bring communities together to enjoy exercising and socialising with each other. Become a member to access online classes and easily find sessions close to you using their simple activity finder.

What we like about them 

Each exercise class has been developed by experts to improve your flexibility, aerobic health, balance and strength. All exercises classes can be done seated or standing making them suitable for all abilities.

Get started with Move it or Lose it now

Open Age

Open Age is a charity for older people that provides a range of helpful resources not only for getting active but also for 50+ recruitment and learning courses. They run over 380 activities every week including bowls, ballet, Tai Chi and boxing. Activities are location based so find sessions close to you.

What we like about them 

The wide range of activities means you can try as many as you like until you find your perfect match! They also provide step by step easy to follow guides on how to use Zoom allowing you to connect with more people reducing isolation and increasing opportunities.

Find an Open Age activity now

THINKING ABOUT GETTING ACTIVE?

Being active is about finding out what works for you. We can help you find loads of great activities to choose from, however fit (or unfit) you think you feel.