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Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 virus, we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend all our Fitness & Friendship Clubs.  

The health of our members, volunteers and staff is our first priority.  

As soon as the situation changes we will update the website.  

Fitness and Friendship Clubs run across the county providing an opportunity for the older adult to spend around 2 hours doing informal and formal activity, seated or standing, that is designed to help maintain independence and promote balance.

They are social clubs with an emphasis on keeping active and staying healthy.

After enjoying a cup of tea and delicious biscuits, the exercise is followed by an indoor game, such as skittles, quoits or indoor curling (no ice required!). The afternoon concludes with a session of gentle tai chi and a guided relaxation.

People who come to the clubs say that they enjoy the club because the exercises help with mobility, in particular where arthritis can result in a stiffening of the joints.

  • the exercises help release tightened muscles so that shoes and socks can be put on more easily
  • the clubs provide an opportunity to spend time with others who may be facing similar life challenges
  • last but absolutely not least, there is a lot of laughter.

New Clubs Coming in 2020

Clubs in your community

If you like our Fitness and Friendship Clubs, then you might be interested in popping along to the Live Well sessions in Corsham, Pewsey or Salisbury.  These sessions offer social daytime opportunities for older people in your local community. 

Find out more