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.

Age UK Seated Yoga

Gentle and relaxing chair based yoga class.
Every Thursday, 1.30pm -2.30pm at Great Hollands Community Centre. First session FREE (£3 per session thereafter) with refreshments provided.

Age UK Tai Chi

Gentle exercises to improve balance, coordination and muscle strength.
Every Tuesday, 11am – 12noon at Great Hollands Community Centre. First session FREE (£5 per session thereafter) with refreshments provided.

Fit for All

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  • Mondays, 10am – 11am at Priestwood Community Centre (First session FREE, £3 per session thereafter. Refreshments provided after the class)
  • Tuesdays, 6pm – 7pm at The Parks Community Centre (First session FREE, £3 per session)
  • Wednesdays, 10.30am – 11.30am at Sandhurst Baptist Church (First session FREE, £3 per session thereafter. Refreshments provided after the class)
  • Thursdays, 10.30am – 11.30am at St Mark’s Church, Binfield (First session FREE, £3 per session thereafter. Refreshments provided after the class)
  • Thursdays, 12noon – 1pm at St Mark’s Church, Binfield (First session FREE, £3 per session thereafter. Refreshments provided after the class)
  • Fridays, 10.30am – 11.30am at Great Hollands Community Centre (First session FREE, £3 per session thereafter. Refreshments provided after the class)
  • Fridays, 12noon – 1pm at Great Hollands Community Centre (First session FREE, £3 per session thereafter. Refreshments provided after the class)

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:

    • 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