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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.

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:

Fitness and Friendship activities and events page

Members of the Warminster Fitness and Friendship Club, 2016

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 

Download our Local exercise and fitness classes for over 50s list

  • 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:

Healthy Living

Staying Steady

Bladder and Bowel Problems

Home Safety Checker

All Age UK guides and factsheets

Alternatively you can order hard copies by phoning Age UK's national advice line on 0800 169 65 65.

This service is supported by Sport England and Wiltshire and Swindon Sport

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