Regular exercise has proved to be beneficial in reducing the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes or having a stroke and can improve flexibility and balance. bpha’s Fit@Sixty project encourages our older residents to join in games, activities and exercise, socialise with other attendees and best of all have fun.
Our chair-based exercise classes, currently funded by Sport England via NHS Active Bedford, are delivered by a qualified instructor. The weekly classes are held in a variety of venues within Bedford Borough. These sessions help to improve mobility and help reduce the risk of falls through gentle exercise that the trainer adapts to suit different abilities.
Weekly afternoon games sessions take place in several venues within Bedford Borough and Luton. Residents are supported to play a variety of games such as ten pin bowling, carpet bowls, boccia or their choice of many other games.
A weekly line dancing class, also funded by Sport England via NHS Active Bedford, is delivered by a qualified instructor on Thursday mornings at Tavistock Court, Bedford.
Dancing is a great way to stay mobile, strengthen joints and help reduce the risk of falls. It’s also an opportunity to make friends and is a lot of fun both to watch and to join in.
Download our class timetables to find out more.
Chair based exercise sessions
For more information please contact Janet Cook, Sports & Learning Co-ordinator, on 0330 100 0272 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org