Live Longer Better - Bedford

Live Longer Better - Bedford is a programme of exercise and physical activity sessions aimed at 60 year olds and over.

Please come along and join us at any of our sessions, no need to book, just turn up and pay cash on the day (except the bowling and the swimming which is card payment only).

Moving forward, If you would like to see an activity included in our program or to find out more information, please email Whilst we will consider all suggestions, we cannot guarantee to include them all.

Live an active live and stay healthy longer!

Mondays and Wednesdays at Harpur Suite

The activities in the below table take place every Monday & Wednesday and will run from week beginning 17 April to week beginning 26 June 2023. There there will be no sessions on Bank Holidays.

Hot drinks are available after the class.


Harpur Suite, Harpur Square Bedford, MK40 1LE


£4 for one activity or stay for two on the same day and pay £7 for two sessions.

Date Time Activity
Mondays from 17 April to 26  June 10am - 11am Exercise with Jane and Marion
Mondays from (dates as above) 11:45am to 12:45pm Gentle dance and stretch to your favourite tunes (standing or seated)
Wednesdays from 19 April to 28 June 10am to 11am Beginners line dancing
Wednesdays from (dates as above) 11:30am to 12:30pm Chair yoga (chairs can be used for balance or stay seated - no floor work)

Tuesdays at John Bunyan Sports and Fitness Centre

The activities in the below table take place every Tuesday and will run from 18 April to 27 June 2023 

Please note – due to tutor holidays Chair Yoga will re-start on 25 April.


John Bunyan Sports and Fitness Centre, Mile Road, Bedford, MK42 9TS.


£3.50 for one activity or £6 for the whole morning.

Time Activity Location
9:30am – 10:30am Walking Football Sports Hall
10am – 11am Stretch, Strength & Balance Class with Camille  Small studio upstairs
10:40am – 11:30am Short Tennis / Badminton  Sports Hall
10:30am –  12:30pm Table tennis (not led - play your own games) Balcony
11:30am – 12:30pm Chair Yoga (session also be streamed online) Small studio upstairs

Wednesdays at Bedford International Athletics Stadium

The activities in the below table will take place every Wednesday from 19 April to 28 June 2023.


We will meet in reception at: Bedford International Athletics Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9SB.


£3.50 one session or £6 for two

Time Activity
1:15pm - 2pm Stretch, Strength & Balance with Camille
2:30pm - 3pm Couch to 1K (or 5K if you want to aim high) - brisk walk or jog building stamina at your own pace.  (outside with Camille )
2:315m - 3:30pm Table Tennis
2:30pm - 3:30pm Badminton, Short Tennis or Kurling (depending on numbers)

Please note on the 17 and 24 January the Walking Football and the Short Tennis and Badminton will take place at the same times at the Athletics Track in Barkers Lane , the other classes will stay at the Bunyan centre.

Activities at other venues

Date Time Activity Location Cost
Mondays ongoing (check Bank Holidays opening times with Fusion)



Gentle swim - Fusion session no lanes Kempston Pool, Hillgrounds, Kempston, MK428SZ £3 (card only)

Mondays from 17 April (not Bank Holidays)

12pm - 1pm

Gentle Stretch and Exercise with Marion – seating if required

The Community Centre, 147 Church Lane, Goldington, Bedford, MK41 0PW

£3.50 (cash only)

Mondays starting 17 April January - 6 weeks come and try sessions



Indoor bowls (flat soled shoes please) Bedford Bowls club, Goldington Road, Bedford, MK40 3NF (parking on site) £3.50 (card only)
Wednesdays re-start 19 April 12:30-1:30pm Beginners Line Dancing with Mike Brickhill Community Centre, Avon Drive, MK41 7AF £3.50 cash only
Thursdays ongoing (check Bank Holidays opening times with Fusion) 2:45pm - 3:45pm Gentle Swim - Fusion session, no lanes  Kempston Pool, Hillgrounds, Kempston, MK42 8SZ £3 (card only)
Thursdays restart 27 April 5:45pm - 6:30pm Gentle Yoga - Tutor will wait by the door to direct you in. Parking available in Pure Gym car park

Verve Wellness Studio, Bedford Heights. 

Head towards Pure Gym (or the vaccination centre), the entrance to the studio is to the left of the vaccination centre.

£3.50 (cash only)
Fridays restart 21 April 1:45pm - 2:45pm Dance and Move to your favourite tunes - informal, fun dance and movement activity Clapham Village Hall, 118 Hight Street, Clapham, MK41 6BS £3.50 (cash only)
Fridays ongoing (check Bank Holidays opening times with Fusion) 11am - 12pm Tai Chi (mixed class for all ages)  John Bunyan Sports & Fitness, Mile Road, Bedford MK42 9TS £3 (card only)