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Get active in Bridgwater with Age UK Somerset

Local charity, Age UK Somerset, is launching a brand-new exercise class for people over 60 in Bridgwater in 2023. Flexercise is a lively chair-based exercise class which uses fun props and laughter to get you moving in a relaxed, informal way. This new class is coming to the YMCA, Friarn Avenue, starting Thursday 2nd February, 10am. This weekly class costs just £3 per session- pre-booking is essential to secure your place. Age UK Somerset delivers a number of exercise and activity sessions for people over 60 in the Bridgwater area, there’s something for all tastes.

If yoga is more your style, then you could join a yoga-themed class at Sydenham Community Centre. Combining breathing and relaxation movements to balance the mind and improve flexibility, this yoga session can be enjoyed using a yoga mat, seated on a chair or in standing. The sessions are at 10:30 on Wednesday mornings and cost £5 – pre-booking is advised but drop ins are welcome.

In Pawlett, you can join the Mature Movers session for some lively movement to music at Pawlett Village Hall, Tuesdays at 2:30pm, £5 a session. And if for any reason you can’t get out and about, you can join an online class. Specially designed for people over 60, choose from Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates. For more information or to join a session call the Ageing Well service on 01823 345626.

If you are feeling less steady and confident on your feet, why not try a Strong and Steady strength and balance class? These follow a specially devised, evidence-based programme that helps prevent damaging falls. To find out more contact the Falls Prevention team on 01823 345614. If you would like more information visit: