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Activities for adults

We offer a range of sporting activities for adults. This enables you to increase your fitness and enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Active Adults - April 2019 - Bookings now closed

The September 2019 programme of Active Adult sessions will be starting week commencing Monday 23 September.

Bookings open Monday 12 August at 9:30am.

Active Adults is a sports programme aimed at over 35 year olds. It is ideal for those who wish to try a particular activity or have a go at something new. It is also aimed at those who have previously tried a sport and want to return to it in a relaxed, informal environment with other like-minded people.

The September 2019 programme booklet and course list will be here soon and shown below in July.

All sessions are held at local venues situated within the Borough. The sessions are run for adults, by experienced and qualified coaches. All required equipment will be provided.

If you like the sport and want to continue with it after the course has finished you will be provided with the information to enable you to do so.

The current programme started week commencing Monday 29 April 2019:

  • All courses run for 8 weeks
  • All courses start week commencing 29th April 2019, unless stated below
  • All courses are aimed at over 35 year olds
  • All courses are aimed at beginners unless specified
Code Course Day Time Venue Cost

B50

Badminton aimed at over 50s

Thursday

19:30-20:30

John Bunyan Sports and Fitness Complex

£42

C1

Cardio Tennis

Monday

9:15-10:15

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

C2

Cardio Tennis

Wednesday

18:00-19:00

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

C3

Cardio Tennis

Saturday

06:55-07:55

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

FS1

FitSteps ® Beginners

Tuesday

14:30-15:30

ARA, Manton Lane

£37

FS2

FitSteps ® Intermediates

Wednesday

14:00-15:00

Oakley Village Hall

£37

GM1

Golf Beginners

Wednesday

18:00-19:00

Mowsbury Golf and Squash Centre

£53

GM2

Golf Improvers

Wednesday

19:00-20:00

Mowsbury Golf and Squash Centre

£53

GS1

Golf Beginners

Tuesday

18:30-19:30

Bedfordshire Golf Club (Stagsden)

£53

GS2

Golf Improvers

Monday

13:30-14:30

Bedfordshire Golf Club (Stagsden)

£53

GS3

Golf Improvers

Wednesday

18:30-19:30

Bedfordshire Golf Club (Stagsden)

£53

GS4

Golf Improvers

Saturday

14:00-15:00

Bedfordshire Golf Club (Stagsden)

£53

GS5

Golf Improvers Plus

Thursday

18:30-19:30

Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden

£53

GID1

Golf in a Day - 28/5/19, 22/6/19, 13/7/19

Saturday

10:00-15:00

Colmworth Golf Club - Book direct

07979 500199 or email info@adrienne.golf

£48

IB1

Indoor Bowls

Wednesday

12:30-14:30

Bedford Borough Bowls Club

£37

IB2

Indoor Bowls

Thursday

14:00-16:00

Kempston Park Indoor Bowls Club

£37

MA1

Martial Arts – Tang Soo Do, Traditional Korean MA

Thursday

18:30-20:30

Clapham Methodist Church Hall

£48

NW1

Nordic Walking

Tuesday

10:00-11:00

Bedford Park & Priory Country Park

£37

NW2

Nordic Walking

Saturday

11:00-12:00

Bedford Park & Priory Country Park

£37

P1

Pilates Beginners - starts 9/5/19

Thursday

18:30-19:30

St Mary's Church

£37

P2

Pilates Beginners

Friday

14:00-15:00

Robinson Pool

£37

P3

Pilates Intermediates

Monday

14:00-15:00

Robinson Pool

£37

P4

Pilates Shortstown – starts 9/5/19

Thursday

14:30-15:30

Shortstown Village Hall

£37

SD1

Swingstercise Dance Fitness

Wednesday

13:30-14:30

Shortstown Village Hall

£37

SD2

Swing Dance Beginners

Wednesday

19:30-20:30

Shortstown Village Hall

£37

T1

Tennis Beginners

Wednesday

10:30-11:45

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T2

Tennis Beginners / Intermediates

Thursday

20:30-21:45

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T3

Tennis Intermediates

Tuesday

13:30-14:45

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T5

Tennis Beginners / Intermediates

Tuesday

20:30-21:45

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T50

Tennis aimed at Over 50s

Thursday

13:30-14:45

Riverside Tennis Club

£42

WF1

Walking Football – starts 13/5/19

Monday

20.00-21.00

University of Bedfordshire, Polhill Avenue Campus

£42

Y1

Yoga (COURSE FULL)

Monday

10:00-11:.00

Tavistock Community Centre

£37

Y2

Yoga Beginners – starts 9/5/19

Thursday

10:00-11:00

Wootton Village Hall

£37

Y3

Yoga Intermediates – starts  9/5/19

Thursday

11:15-12:15

Wootton Village Hall

£37

Y4

Yoga

Friday

09:15-10:15

Tavistock Community Centre

£37

Courses may be cancelled if they are not financially viable due to low numbers. You will be notified a minimum of seven days prior to the start date and offered an alternative or a full refund.

Online bookings

In order to book and pay online you will need to register and set up an account with Bedford Borough Council. Having an account will open up more ways to communicate with the council and allow you access to other services. It will also speed up the process of booking and paying for your course.

Over 70s - Gentle exercise classes and activities 

A range of exercise classes for the over 70s, including different sports sessions, table tennis, chair-based pilates and yoga, stretch and balance and movement to music.

Classes are every Monday and Thursday at Bedford Central Library, Tuesdays at John Bunyan Sports and Fitness and Wednesdays at Bedford International Athletic Stadium.

No booking required and for £4 you will also receive a tea/coffee for after the session.

Wear comfortable clothing and footwear, and bring a drink.

All other equipment will be provided.

Bedford Central Library

  • Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1PG
  • Mondays* 11:15am to 12:15pm
  • £4 per session, no need to book
  • All abilities welcome

*Except Public Holidays or when notified. 

Date

Activity

27th May

no session

3rd June

Chair based yoga

10th June

Stretch & Balance

17th June

Stretch & Balance

24th June

Chair based yoga

1st July

Stretch & Balance

8th July

Stretch & Balance

15th July

Chair based yoga

22nd July

Movement to Music

29th July

Movement to Music

5th August

Exercise to music

12th August

Chair based yoga

John Bunyan Sports and Fitness

  • Mile Road, Bedford, MK42 9TS
  • Tuesdays* 11:30am to 12:30pm
  • £4 per session, no need to book
  • All abilities welcome

* Except Public Holidays or when notified

Date

Sports Hall

Exercise Room

28th May

Badminton & Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

4th June

Badminton & Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

11th June

Volleyball & Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

18th June

Volleyball & Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

25th June

Indoor Archery & Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

2nd July

Indoor Archery & Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

9th July

Indoor kurling & Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

16th July

Indoor kurling & Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

23rd July

Short tennis & Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

30th July

Short tennis & Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

6th August

Hockey & Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

13th August

Hockey  & Table Tennis

Chair based Yoga

Bedford International Athletics Stadium

  • Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9SB
  • Wednesdays* 2:30pm to 3:30pm
  • £4 per session, no need to book
  • All abilities welcome

* Except Public Holidays or when notified

Date

Sports Hall

Exercise Room

29th May

Indoor Archery & Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

5th June

Indoor Archery & Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

12th June

Tchoukball &Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

19th June

Tchoukball & Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

26th June

Indoor Golf & Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

3rd July

Indoor Golf  & Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

10th July

Kwik Cricket & Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

17th July

Kwik Cricket & Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

24th July

Indoor kurling & Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

31st July

Indoor kurling & Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

7th August

Rounders & Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

14th August

Rounders & Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

Bedford Central Library 

  • Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1PG
  • Thursdays* - Two Sessions at the following times:-
    • 10am to 11am
    • 11:15am to 12:15pm
  • £4 per session, no need to book
  • All abilities welcome

* Except Public Holidays or when notified

Date

Activity

30th May

Chair-based Pilates

6th June

Chair-based Pilates

13th June

Chair-based Pilates

20th June

Chair-based Pilates

27th June

Chair-based Pilates

4th July

Chair-based Pilates

11th July

Chair-based Pilates

18th July

Chair-based Pilates

25th July

Chair-based Pilates

1st August

Chair-based Pilates

8th August

Chair-based Pilates

15th August

Chair-based Pilates

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