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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

Bookings are now open for the next programme which starts week commencing Monday 27 January 2020.

Active Adults booking form

Find the list of courses and updated booklet for January 2020 below.

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

Download our booklet (PDF) for more information about the courses.

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, we will give you information to help you to do so.

Code

Course

Day

Time

Venue

Price

B50

Badminton aimed at over 50s

Tuesday

7.30-8.30pm

John Bunyan Sports and Fitness Complex, Main Sport Hall

£42

C1

Cardio Tennis

Monday

9.15-10.15am

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

C2

Cardio Tennis

Wednesday

6-7pm

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

C3

Cardio Tennis

Saturday

6.55-7.55am

Riverside Tennis Club in the bubble

£48

Club

Clubbercise ®

Wednesday

8.30-9.30pm

John Bunyan Sports and Fitness Complex, Studio 2

£37

DYF

Dance Yourself Fit (Cancelled due to low numbers) 

Wednesday

7-8pm

Cauldwell Community Centre

£37

FP1

Fit in the Park

Saturday

9.30-10.30am

Harrold-Odell Country Park

£40

FS1

FitSteps ® Beginners

Starts 11/02/20

Tuesday

2.30-3.30pm

ARA Manton Lane

£37

FS2

FitSteps ® Intermediates Oakley

Starts 12/02/20

Wednesday

2-3pm

Oakley Village Hall

£37

GM1

Golf Beginners (Mowsbury)

Wednesday

6-7pm

Mowsbury Golf and Squash Centre

£53

GM2

Golf Improvers (Mowsbury)

Wednesday

7-8pm

Mowsbury Golf and Squash Centre

£53

GS1

Golf Beginners (Stagsden) (Cancelled due to low numbers)

Tuesday

6.30-7.30pm

Bedfordshire Golf Club (Stagsden)

£53

GS2

Golf Improvers (Stagsden) (Course full)

Friday

11am-12 midday

Bedfordshire Golf Club (Stagsden)

£53

GS3

Golf Improvers (Stagsden)

Wednesday

6.30-7.30pm

Bedfordshire Golf Club (Stagsden)

£53

GS4

Golf Improvers (Stagsden) (Cancelled due to low numbers) 

Tuesday

11am-12 midday

Bedfordshire Golf Club (Stagsden)

£53

GS5

Golf Improvers Plus (Stagsden) (Cancelled due to low numbers)

Thursday

6.30-7.30pm

Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden

£53

GID1

Golf in a Day

29/02/2020

28/03/2020

Saturday

10am-3pm

Colmworth Golf Club - Book direct by calling 07979 500199 or email info@adrienne.golf

£48

GID2

Golf in a Day
26/03/2020

Thursday

10am-3pm

Bedfordshire Golf Club, Stagsden

£50

IB1

Indoor Bowls (Cancelled due to low numbers) 

Wednesday

12.30-2.30pm

Bedford Borough Bowls Club

£30

IB2

Indoor Bowls

Thursday

2-4pm

Kempston Park Indoor Bowls Club

£30

JPF

Just Play Football

Monday

8.30-9.30pm

John Bunyan Sports and Fitness Complex, Main Sport Hall

£24

MA1

Martial Art - Tang Soo Do (traditional  Korean) (Cancelled due to low numbers)

Monday

6.30-8.30pm

Clapham Methodist Church Hall

£48

P2

Pilates Beginners

Starts 14/02/20

Friday

2-3pm

Robinson Pool

£37

P3

Pilates Intermediates

Starts 10/02/20

Monday

2-3pm

Robinson Pool

£37

P4

Pilates Shortstown

Starts 13/02/20

Thursday

2.30-3.30pm

Shortstown Village Hall

£37

SD1

SwingStreetJazz Solo Dance Fitness
Starts 12/2/20

Wednesday

1.30-2.30pm

Shortstown Village Hall

£37

SD2

Swing Dance Beginners (Cancelled due to low numbers)

Wednesday

7.30-8.30pm

Shortstown Village Hall

£37

T1

Tennis Beginners - Course Full

Wednesday

10.30-11.30am

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T2

Tennis Novice/Beginners (Cancelled due to low numbers) 

Thursday

8.30-9.30pm

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T3

Tennis Intermediates

Tuesday

1.30-2.30pm

Riverside Tennis Club in the bubble

£48

T5

Tennis Beginners / Intermediates

Tuesday

8.30-9.30pm

Riverside Tennis Club

£48

T50

Tennis aimed at over 50s (Cancelled due to low numbers) 

Thursday

1.30-2.30pm

Riverside Tennis Club in the bubble

£48

TW1

Tennis Women only (Advanced)

Tuesday

9-10.30am

Riverside Tennis Club in the bubble

£48

WF1

Walking Football

Wednesday

8-9pm

University of Bedfordshire, Polhill Campus

£35

WF2

Walking Football

Monday

7-8pm

Gordon Fields

£35

WF3

Walking Football

Monday

8-9pm

Gordon Fields

£35

Y1

Yoga Tavistock    

Monday

10-11am

Tavistock Community Centre

£37

Y2

Yoga Beginners Wootton

Thursday

10-11am

Wootton Village Hall

£37

Y3

Yoga Intermediates Wootton

Thursday

11.15am-12.15pm

Wootton Village Hall

£37

Y4

Yoga Tavistock    

Friday

9.15-10.15am

Tavistock Community Centre

£37

YE

Yoga in the Evening (Cancelled due to low numbers) 

Thursday

6.50-7.50pm

St Mary's Church

£37

Courses may be cancelled if numbers are low. You will be notified a minimum of seven days before the start date and offered an alternative or a full refund.

Online bookings

To book and pay online please 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.

Online booking form

Over 70s - gentle exercise classes and activities  

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

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

No booking required and for £4 you will also receive a tea/coffee 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

27 January

Movement to Music

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

21 January

Indoor Kurling and Table Tennis

Chair-based Yoga

28 January

Indoor Kurling and Table Tennis

Chair-based Yoga

Bedford International Athletics Stadium

  • Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9SB
  • Wednesdays* 2.30 to 3.30pm
  • £4 per session, no need to book
  • All abilities welcome

* Except Public Holidays or when notified

Date

Sports Hall

Exercise Room

22 January

Short Tennis and Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

29 January

Short Tennis and Table Tennis

Chair-based Pilates

Bedford Central Library

  • Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1PG
  • Thursdays* - two sessions at:
    • 10 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

23 January

Chair-based Pilates

30 January

Chair-based Pilates

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