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Over 70's

Gentle Exercise Classes

Every Monday* at Bedford Central Library

Every Wednesday* at Bedford International Athletic Stadium

Bedford Central Library

  • Mondays* 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Bedford Central Library
  • £3 per session, no need to book!
  • All abilities welcome!

* Except Public Holidays or when notified

Date  Activity
Monday 18th August  Line Dancing
Monday 25th August  BANK HOLIDAY (no session)
Monday 1st September  Line Dancing
Monday 8th September  Line Dancing
Monday 15th September  Stretch and Balance
Monday 22nd September  Stretch and Balance
Monday 29th September

 Movement to Music

Monday 13th October  Yoga
Monday 20th October  Yoga


Download the promotional leaflet for the Over 70's Gentle Exercise Classes


Bedford International Athletic Stadium

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

* Except when notified

Date  Activity
Wednesday 20th August  Indoor Kurling
Wednesday 27th August  Indoor Kurling
Wednesday 3rd September  Indoor Golf
Wednesday 10th September  Indoor Golf
Wednesday 17th September  Archery
Wednesday 24th September  Archery
Wednesday 1st October  Short Tennis
Wednesday 8th October  Short Tennis
Wednesday 15th October  Badminton
Wednesday 22nd October  Badminton


What is it?

Welcome to this new and 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
  • £3
  • 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 you £3 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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