Over 50s Activities

If you are over 50 and want to keep active there is a wide range of classes across the town for you to join in with.

Physical inactivity is a known risk factor for a range of chronic diseases and conditions that threatens the population’s health. Exercising at moderate intensity for 30 minutes at least 5 days per week has been linked with important physical and cognitive health benefits for older adults. There are many benefits of living an active lifestyle such as:

  • Helps maintain the ability to live independently and reduces the risk of falling
  • Reduces the risk of health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, colon cancer, and diabetes
  • Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression and fosters improvements in mood and feelings of well-being
  • Helps maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints
  • Helps control joint swelling and pain associated with arthritis

See below for details of the many classes that are available.

Independent Living exercise classes

Chair based exercises - Mondays and Thursdays

The classes are fun, varied and progressive. They include a range of exercises that are safe, but challenging and within everyone’s ability level. All exercises are based on or around a chair so there is always the option to rest or skip an exercise. The aim is to get each person taking part at the correct level for them so the exercise is fun, safe and effective.

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Monday Grosvenor Court
Filey Close
12.15pm - 1pm £1 01438 242666
Monday Gladstone Court
Spring Drive
1.45pm - 2.30pm £1 01438 242666
Thursday Highfield Court
Grace Way
12noon - 12.45pm £1 01438 242666
Thursday Truro Court,
Canterbury Way
1pm - 1.45pm £1 01438 242666

Walking Football

A slower version of the game aimed at over 50s or people returning from injury.

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Monday Stevenage Football Academy 8pm - 9pm £5 01438 223223
Tuesday Marriotts Sports
Centre
8pm - 9pm £1 01438 317525
Wednesday Stevenage Football Academy 10am - 11am £5 01438 223223

Leisure 50’s (Dance based classes)

Dance class designed for people aged 50+

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Monday Stevenage Leisure Centre 11am - 12noon £4.20 01438 242605
Tuesday Stevenage Leisure Centre 11am - 12noon £4.20 01438 242605
Thursday Stevenage Leisure Centre 11am - 12noon £4.20 01438 242605

The H.O.P.E Project

Over 60s project helping older people exercise

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Monday Marriotts Sports Centre 10.30am - 11.30am £5
Over 60s £2
01438 317525

Keep Fit / Keep Well

A gentle introduction to exercise for the over 60's run by our local qualified Physiotherapist. Give it a try 'Live a Brighter Life'

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Monday The Bragbury Centre 1.45pm - 2.30pm 01438 812258
Wednesday The Bragbury Centre 1.30pm - 2.15pm 01438 812258

Carpet Bowls

A small friendly club, where newcomers are always welcome. There is no need to have played before, someone will always show you how.

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Monday The Bragbury Centre 8pm - 9pm 01438 812258
Thursday Symonds Community Centre 8pm - 9pm 01438 361859

Positive Movement

Positive Movement is a programme designed for older people, for anyone who is frail and/or at risk of falls, for those who experience mobility issues or a physical disability, for people living with a limiting long-term illness and for carers.

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Tuesday Bedwell Community Centre 10am - 11.30am £3 01462 678804

Easy Fitness

Exercise class aimed to improve your mobility, strength and posture while having fun.

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Tuesday Bedwell Community Centre 7pm - 8pm £5 01438 314839

Leisure 50’s Table Tennis

A table tennis activity session for adults to be more active in a fun and friendly environment.
This activity is not instructed 

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Tuesday Stevenage Leisure Centre 2pm - 4pm £2.30 01438 242605

Leisure 50 Aquacise

Water based aerobics class designed for people aged 50+.

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Wednesday Stevenage Swimming Centre 3pm - 4pm £3.50 01438 218770

Leisure 50 Swimming

Open swimming session for 50+

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Wednesday Stevenage Swimming Centre 3pm - 4pm £3.50 01438 218770

Nifty 50 (Ladies over 50 exercise class)

For ladies over 50 who want to keep fit and have a chat and a coffee after.

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Thursday Shephall Community Centre 9.30am - 10.30am 07747 868387

Introduction to exercise

A circuit based class aimed at beginners and for those that want a gradual introduction into exercise.

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Wednesday Bedwell Community Centre 10.45am - 11.45am £2.50 07766 160149
Friday St Nicholas Community Centre 2pm - 3pm £2.50 07766 160149

Health Walks

The Health Walks programme is part of a countywide scheme of free, led walks, which aim to help people get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits of being more active.

Visit our Health Walks page and find a walk to suit you.

Keep Fit for over 50’s

Gentle exercise class aimed to improve your mobility, strength and posture while having fun.

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Wednesday Bedwell Community Centre 9.30am - 10.30am £3 01438 314839

Fellas Fitness

Come and get involved in this men’s only exercise session designed to give you a workout at your own pace in a fun, friendly environment.

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Wednesday Marriotts Sports Centre 8pm - 9pm £5
Over 60s £2
01438 317525

Fit Steps 50+

A gentle step aerobics class for 50+

A fitness class using a mixture of Pilates and yoga to increase your core strength.

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Friday Stevenage Leisure Centre 10.15am - 11.15am £4.20 01438 242605

Supple Strength (Pilates & Yoga)

A fitness class using a mixture of Pilates and yoga to increase your core strength.

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Friday Marriotts Sports Centre 10.30am - 11.30am £5 or
Over 60s £2
01438 317525

Love to Dance

Come along to Love to Dance and discover a whole new way to get fit while having a fantastic time! You’ll learn a new style of dance every couple of weeks, and no matter what your experience, you’ll love it!

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Friday Stevenage United Reform Church 1pm - 3pm £2 02036 757215

Walking Netball

A slower version of the game aimed at over 50s or people returning from injury.

Day Venue Time Cost Contact
Sunday Nobel School SG2 0HS 11.30am - 12.30pm £4 07834 500189