About the service
We promote both physical and mental health and wellbeing and support older people to remain independent for longer by helping them to stay fit and active in later life.
Exercising at Home
To keep you fit and active our partners have created some short exercise videos and a downloadable guide to help you get started.
Not all the routines will be suitable if you have health conditions or joint problems so please only do what is comfortable for you. If you are unsure or would like a regular call from one of our trained Fitness Instructors please contact us.
If you have not been a regular member at one of our Fitness and Friendship clubs, please check with your GP before starting an exercise programme.
By clicking on the link below, you will be taken to our You Tube channel where you can view all the Home Exercise Videos in the comfort of your home.
You can download our illustrated Home Exercise guide below. There are lots of exercises for you to try at home.
Fitness and Friendship Clubs
*** Update - October, 2020 - our Fitness & Friendship Clubs will remain closed until early 2021 ***
Our popular Fitness and Friendship Clubs run across the county. They are social clubs for older people with an emphasis on keeping active and staying healthy. The Clubs offer around 50 mins of Low Impact Functional Exercises followed by time to socialise and wind down with tai chi.
For more information about the Clubs, details of current locations and how to join, go to:
Making ageing a positive experience
Our Fitness and Friendship team also work to promote the health and well-being of those in our community by:
- Offering support and advice on the value of exercise and activity to those making general enquiries.
- Collating a list of alternative gentle exercise and activity classes throughout Wiltshire
- Providing free information guides from Age UK on elements of healthy ageing. You can download these below.
Other Useful Information
Useful information guides
Age UK produce a range of useful information guides and factsheets that can be viewed and downloaded from the Age UK website. In particular there are information booklets on elements of healthy ageing including:
Alternatively you can order hard copies by phoning Age UK's national advice line on 0800 169 65 65.