Home Forums Hobbies, Sports & Leisure Hello all , hope your keeping well, i have 3 lovel...

Deleted User Posted 1 year ago
Hello all , hope your keeping well, i have 3 lovely grown up kids and a lovely sister, i like to keep active but finding ways in which to do this is difficult. Can anyone suggest something , as there doesn’t appear to many over 50 keep fit anymore
1 like & 16 replies
    • Vixster 7th April 2021 at 11:54 am

      Hi I expect there’s not much doing for another few weeks but soon I’m sure. My local council has over 50s exercise classes at all the leisure centers. The university of the third life seems to have a range of activities but again nothing doing until we’re allowed to open up again but worth checking what might be happening in your locality. Also if you go on http://www.do-it.org you can find voluntary activities that include active things like gardening, maintaining forests etc. The Ramblers meet up regularly for walks and finally, what about a dog?? Just a few ideas for you.

      • Deleted User 7th April 2021 at 2:29 pm

        Thanks for the above, my local council have been closing community centers , only interested in building flats..there’s not a lot going on in billericay…ur lucky to have a good council

        • Vixster 7th April 2021 at 2:52 pm

          Our council is rubbish – they gave £10million to the bloke who ran the local football team (supposedly to redevelop the land around it) and he’s now bankrupt. I really hope they get voted out in May!

    • Selsdon 7th April 2021 at 5:04 pm

      Hi Onthehill, I wouldn’t worry about finding an over 50s fitness club, most advertise as suitable for all fitness levels and the instructor will offer different versions of exercises for different ability levels. They will also take into account any injuries or other problems you may have.
      I started Pilates aged 60 (to help with a lower back problem) and then went on to yoga, strength and cardio.
      Are you looking for online classes or face to face (when allowed)?

      • Deleted User 7th April 2021 at 5:20 pm

        Hi andy, looking for face to face need interaction..been doing on line exercises they have been my main stay during these covid times..

    • Selsdon 7th April 2021 at 8:01 pm

      I think face to face is going to be possible from 17th May so not too long to wait.
      Maybe find somewhere you think would be suitable from 17th May and see if they’re running online at the moment. Quite a few have had to to survive.
      I’ve added a link to a website I’ve used to find classes near me. Hope this is useful.


    • Deleted User 8th April 2021 at 9:19 am

      I started HIT training aged 54- wasn’t sure if I was to old but loved it, small groups so it’s very similar to personal training, work at your own level. Classes always varied so enjoyable albeit you do work hard. Mind you on saying all that I haven’t been for 12 months.

      If you google cross fit/HIT training in your area then you may be surprised at what’s out there.

      • Deleted User 8th April 2021 at 10:14 am

        Thanks, but I tried hit with Joe wicks, found it quite hard, i follow a lady on youtube over 50s she does loads of different exercises,, her name is schellea fowler mainly aimed at women but men can do these too. I am looking to do exercises outdoors in a group that are manageable

    • Deleted User 8th April 2021 at 10:16 am

      It would depend on the relationship you have with your children…but , you have supported them .. a mother is unique in this world, its their turn and it includes you. Have a chat with one of them?

    • Eve Forbes 8th April 2021 at 2:49 pm

      Hello. If you would like to try /or have done yoga, I can recommend two groups. They work on line as well as in indoor/outdoor meetings. They are Kaleidoscope Yoga, Newcastle, UK and The Modern Yoga, Newcastle, UK. If you google them you will find time tables and prices. All you need is a mat at home. The Modern Yoga has all types of yoga including beginners classes. Like you, I have grandchildren and yoga, gardening and cooking keep me as active as I want to be at 71. Good luck.

    • TracieB 8th April 2021 at 8:52 pm

      Lucy Wyndham Read on you tube. 7 mins of exercise that give great results. We all have 7 mins!

    • Deleted User 8th April 2021 at 9:03 pm

      Yes i do 5, 10 and 15 mins i follow schelea fowler she’s brilliant, , i mostly want towirk out with others outdoors in my area

    • Chi 8th April 2021 at 11:00 pm

      I started running during lockdown#1. Always used to find excuses to stop (still do now!) but followed the Couch to 5k program (BBC app) and now try to do 5-10k every 2-3 days. Joined a local running group and really enjoy the small group runs we can now do. Great for mental and physical wellbeing. If your knees can’t take the pounding then active walking is brilliant, again now OK for small groups or bigger if organised like with the Ramblers.