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Over 70's

Gentle Exercise Classes

Every Monday* at Bedford Central Library

Every Wednesday* at Bedford International Athletic Stadium with an additional new session to include Fitness Pilates, Stretch & Balance, and Low Aerobics. These will be taking place in the Exercise Room, and running at the same time as sports in the Main Hall - See below for details.


Bedford Central Library

  • Mondays* 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Bedford Central Library
  • £4 per session, no need to book!
  • All abilities welcome!

* Except Public Holidays or when notified


Date Activity
Monday 24th October Movement to Music
Monday 31st October Line Dancing
Monday 7th November Line Dancing
Monday 14th November Stretch and Balance
Monday 21st November Stretch and Balance
Monday 28th November Yoga
Monday 5th December Yoga
Monday 12th December Yoga
Monday 19th December No Session
Monday 26th December No Session
Monday 2nd January No Session
Monday 9th January Stretch and Balance


Bedford International Athletic Stadium

  • Wednesdays* 2:30-3:30pm
  • Bedford International Athletic Stadium 
  • £4 per session, no need to book!
  • All abilities welcome!

* Except when notified


Date Sports Hall/Exercise Room
Wednesday 26th October Walking Netball or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 2nd November Cricket or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 9th November Cricket or Fitness Pilates
Wednesday 16th November Golf or Stretch & Balance
Wednesday 23rd November Golf or Stretch & Balance
Wednesday 30th November Rounders or Stretch & Balance
Wednesday 7th December Rounders or Low Aerobics
Wednesday 14th December Unihoc or Low Aerobics
Wednesday 21st December No Session
Wednesday 28th December No Session
Wednesday 4th January No Session
Wednesday 11th January Unihoc or Low Aerobics


What is it?

Welcome to this exciting programme of exercise classes aimed at over 70’s. The exercise sessions are aimed at those who would like to try something new in a relaxed, informal environment with other similar minded people.

The classes are ideal for adults who may never have tried sport or physical activity before and would now like to have a go at something new or for adults who might have tried an activity a long time ago and now want to return to it.

The sessions are suitable for complete beginners as well as people who may have had some experience.

All sessions and are run by experienced and qualified coaches and once the activities have finished we will give you all the information you need to carry on.


When and where do the sessions take place?

Monday Classes take place in the meeting room on the third floor of Bedford Central Library, Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1PG. The classes run every Monday (unless notified or if it is a public holiday) from 11:00am-12:00pm.


Wednesday Classes take place at Bedford International Athletic Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9SB. The classes run every Wednesday (unless notified) from 2:30-3:30pm.


What should I bring?

  • You should wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Bring a drink
  • £4
  • All other equipment (if necessary) will be provided


How do I book?

You do not need to book for these sessions, just turn up on the day and pay your £4 on the door. Please arrive in plenty of time as places are allocated on a first come first served basis.


For more information please contact the Sports Development Unit on 01234 718835 or email mandy.atkins@bedford.gov.uk


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