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.

Seated Exercise

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

Fit for All Seated Exercise
Gentle movement in a supported and beginner friendly environment.
Every Monday, 10 – 11am at Coopers Hill Youth and Community Centre. First session FREE (£3 per session thereafter) with refreshments provided. Sign up via the Fit for All registration form.

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

Get fit in a supported and beginner friendly environment. Sign up using the Fit for All registration form!

  • 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, 11.30am – 12.30pm at Owlsmoor Community Centre (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 free health walks in Bracknell Forest which can be found on our Community Map but a selection are listed here:

    • 3 Mile Walk from South Hill Park with shorter option. Visit to the cafe after the walk. Every Saturday, meeting at 10.25am at South Hill Park car park. For more information call Brian on 07443 499207
    • Sport in Mind Thursday Wellbeing Walk. Fun, gentle drop-in walk to promote mental wellbeing. Come and get a breath of fresh air and explore the local area, all you need to do is wear weather appropriate clothes and shoes and a bottle of water. Meeting outside main reception, South Hill Park, every Thursday 2 – 3pm. Feel free to join them for a cup of tea afterward in the cafe too!

    • 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