Keeping Active

Staying mobile and physically active is central to self care as we get older. It can be tempting to decide that we cannot be very active any more. This is an out-dated idea as more and more older people are taking up new sports or other activities. Walking groups have never been more popular, which is unsurprising given they can improve everything from blood pressure to mental health.

There are a number of activities available to older people in Bracknell Forest that can help to keep you fit and active.

FallsFree4Life Well Balanced classes

These strength and balance classes are available free of charge to any resident aged 65 and over in Bracknell Forest who is at risk of falling. The classes last for 12 weeks and are continuous throughout the year, meaning no waiting to start! A falls risk assessment needs to be undertaken by a member of our FallsFree4Life team before starting classes. For more information:

 Back to Fitness

FREE exercise classes are now available for adults of any age who want to get fit in a supportive and beginner friendly environment. The 8 week classes aim to help people gain the confidence and fitness to be fit at a pace that suits them and to then access further exercise. 

For the latest courses visit our Year of Self Care website.

Fit for Life at Bracknell Leisure Centre

Fit for Life is a multi-activity programme running Monday to Friday, except bank holidays. It offers a wide variety of fun sports and exercise sessions, all for one great price. These friendly and social classes aim to increase mobility, stamina and flexibility as well as improve balance.

For more information on classes, timetable and prices visit the leisure centre's dedicated fitness pages for people over 50.

Health Walks

Walking is a great way to improve fitness levels at a gentle pace. There are a number of health walks in Bracknell Forest which can be found on our Community Map but a selection are listed here:

  • The Sandhurst Health Walks group meets every morning from Monday to Friday at 9.30am at Sandhurst Community Centre. For more information call Colleen Pidgeon (Volunteer Scheme Coordinator) on 01344 774754 or email colleen.pidgeon@lineone.net

  • South Hill Health Walks at South Hill Park. One, two and three mile walks with a visit to the cafe afterwards. Second and fourth Saturday of the month at 10.30am. Call 07443499207 for more information
     
  • Ranger-led walks. From short accessible rural routes to longer walks that take you across the borough and beyond, there are walks available for those of all interests and abilities. For more information visit Parks and Countryside Events page
     
  • Nordic Walking Courses. Beginners 4 week programmes held throughout the year, starting at The Look Out (Nine Mile Ride, RG12 7QW). For information about upcoming courses call Ruth Aaron on 07961 356207 or email ruthaaron24@googlemail.com