Classes to help older people keep active

New classes have been added to Active Leeds‘ programme in South Leeds for older people and those with health conditions.

Staying active has many benefits, improving both your health and mental wellbeing. This range of classes is designed to help anyone who wants to be a little more active, improve their movement, self confidence and meet new people.

Keep Moving is a low level, low impact exercise class suitable for people with health conditions who want to become more active and improve their wellbeing.

Tuesday & Thursday 9:45–10:45am at John Charles Centre for Sport

Wednesday 10–11am at Middleton Leisure Centre

Mind & Body

Yoga: Tuesday 10–11am at Middleton Leisure Centre

Pilates: Thursday 12–1pm at Middleton Leisure Centre

Active Life activities are designed for people aged 50+ who want to be more socially active. Sessions consist of two activities, such as an hour of an exercise class followed by an hour of a specific activity such as badminton. There is also an opportunity for a social meet up after each session.

Tuesdays 11:15am–1:15pm Legs, Bums & Tums followed by Walking Netball at Middleton Leisure Centre

The Strength & Balance postural stability programme is perfect for those older adults who want to participate in activities to increase strength and balance, or those who feel like they have lost some confidence. Each session includes a coffee/tea and chat. A women only session runs at the Hamara Centre in Beeston on Thursday mornings, mixed sessions take place in other venues across the city.

Tony’s story

Meet Tony, one of our Strength and Balance ‘Graduates’. Tony has always led an active lifestyle and is a qualified Nordic walking instructor. Following a health scare, a fall which left him with a broken hip, as well as two knee replacements, Tony knew his mobility and balance had deteriorated. However, he was determined to get back to being active. The Strength and Balance programme began his journey back to health and fitness. He gained confidence and his fear of falling has reduced.

Tony recently attended a charity event in which he walked 10 times round the track at South Leeds Stadium, a total of 4,000 metres. Tony told us:

“I was determined to walk round the track and do as many laps as I could.”

Well done Tony!


For information on any of our session please get in contact on (0113) 378 3680 or email