Older People

Older adults walking in a group

Being physically active is extremely important in helping to keep your independence by building strength and maintaining balance into your later years. It’s never too late to start and it doesn’t mean that you have to get your lycra on and start lifting huge weights at the gym……it means using your own body weight to keep your strength by doing activities such as walking, playing walking sports and some low impact classes that will help to keep your body and joints mobile. Another great aspect of doing new activities is the social side if you join a group. Members of these groups can help motivate you to keep going and perhaps you can go and have a cup of tea and a cheeky piece of cake afterwards….you’ll have deserved it! Information and activities are given below which may be suitable for you and for local opportunities, you can visit our directory and check out the activities in the low impact and low intensity categories using the button below.


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Steady steps plus class

Steady Steps Plus

Steady Steps Plus classes are ongoing weekly exercise classes for those that would like to improve and maintain their strength, balance, and fitness.

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Steady Steps Falls Prevention

Steady Steps is a 24-week course of weekly classes and home-based exercise aimed at adults age 65+ who feel unsteady on their feet. These programmes are delivered by specialist Postural...

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Health Walks

The Active Blaby team co-ordinate and sometimes lead a series of walks designed to get people moving. These Health Walks are quite short in length, relatively easy in pace and...

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Adults playing Walking Cricket

Walking Sports

One of the great things about sport is that it can be played at any level, from the professionals that you see on the TV down to the teams playing...

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Stronger My Way

Do the physical and mental symptoms of your health condition vary from day to day? Does the unpredictability of how you feel make it difficult to stay motivated? Gradually getting stronger can help you feel more in control and reach your goals. Follow our physio-approved, reliable advice to get started.

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a moving meditation in the form of a series of gentle exercises that create harmony between the mind and body. Regular practise will improve your wellbeing.

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NHS Choices – Falls

Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition.

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Steady Steps Support Videos

Welcome to the Steady Steps video support pages. Here you will find a range of videos to support you through the Steady Steps programme.

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Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking

Nordic walking is an enhanced walking technique that uses specially designed poles (not to be confused with trekking poles) to work your upper body as well as your legs. The...

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Fit to Dance

Our Fit to Dance classes are aimed at people aged 55+ who want to improve/maintain their health and fitness. Fit to Dance combines routines from various dance styles including line dancing, contemporary and ballet to offer a varied but fun exercise class.

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NHS Sitting exercises to do at home

NHS – Sitting Exercises

These gentle sitting exercises can be done at home and will help improve your mobility and prevent falls. Do not worry if you have not done much exercise for a while, these seated exercises are gentle and easy to follow.

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NHS Strength Exercises

NHS – Strength Exercises

Strength exercises like these can be done at home to improve your health and mobility. Do not worry if you have not done much for a while, these strength exercises are gentle and easy to follow.

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Balance exercises by the NHS

NHS – Balance Exercises

These simple balance exercises can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility. Do not worry if you have not done much exercise for a while, these balance exercises are gentle and easy to follow.

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Group of Seniors looking at Kurling target

New Age Kurling

For those of you not familiar with New Age Kurling, it was while watching an Ice Curling World Championships that John Bennett was asked by his son to think of...

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