Fitness and Friendship Clubs

Age UK Wiltshire have established several Fitness and Friendship Clubs that run across the county. The clubs provide an opportunity for the older adult to spend around 50 minutes doing gentle exercise that is designed to help maintain independence and promote balance.

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.

Club Locations

  • Devizes

    Alternate Wednesdays in the Nursteed Community Centre between 2:30pm – 4pm.
  • Corsham

    Alternate Thursdays in St Aldhams Church Hall, Pickwick Road, between 2pm – 4pm.
  • Chippenham

    Alternate Wednesdays in St Paul’s Church Hall, between 2pm – 4pm. From the 18th October,the address will be: Kingsley Road Community Hall, Kingsley Road, Chippenham, SN14 0AS
  • Winsley

    Alternate Wednesdays in Winsley Village Hall, Bradford Road (next to the Bowls Club ), between 2pm-4pm
  • Warminster

    Alternate Tuesdays in the Civic Centre, between 2pm – 4pm
  • Trowbridge

    Alternate Tuesdays at St James Church, Union Street, between 2pm – 4pm.
  • Calne

    Every other Thursday at Marden House Centre, New Road, between 2pm – 3:30pm.