50+ Activities

Sport and physical activity opportunities for people aged 50 and over are available around the city.

Activities take place at:

  • local leisure facilities
  • community venues
  • in parks or outdoor spaces

Walking football

A slower paced version of 'the beautiful game'.

Day Time Venue Cost Contact
Monday 10am to 11am Burnholme Community Sports Hub, Bad Bargain Lane, York Y031 0GW £5 York City Football Club Foundation
01904 559508

Chair-based exercise

Chair-based exercise can help to improve mobility and improve strength. Sessions take place at:

Day Time Venue Cost Contact
Tuesday 10.30am to 11.30am Oaken Grove Community Centre, Reid Park, Oaken Grove, Haxby, York YO32 3QW £3.50 Michelle Willsher 07941 371921

For more informartion about chair-based exercise in your home, visit the British Heart Foundation website.

50+ multi-activity session

The 50+ multi-activity session begins with 50 minutes of aerobics/circuits, followed by refreshments and concluding with 50 minutes of badminton or table tennis.

Day Time Venue Cost Contact
Monday 10am to noon York Railway Institute, Queen Street, York YO24 1AD £4.50 York Railway Institute
01904 624383

50+ Rackets Programme

We're offering you a chance to re-discover your racket skills with a variety of racket sport sessions:

Activity Day Time Venue Contact
Rusty Rackets Badminton Tuesday 10am to 11am York Railway Institute, Queen Street, York YO24 1YA York Railway Institute 01904 624383

Each week a qualified coach will be on hand to improve your game and you'll be able to enjoy some friendly competition whilst learning and improving your skills.

Pilates

Pilates classes, specifically for the over 50s, take place at various locations across York. All classes are £5 per session with payment taken in rolling block bookings of 4 weeks to secure your place.

Day Time Venue Contact
Tuesday 9.30am to 10.30am St Aelreds Community Centre, York YO31 0PN Lou Cooper  
07587 182683
Lou Cooper Fitness

Tai Chi

Tai Chi classes take place at various locations across the city. Tai Chi is perfect if you are over 50 as it is a low-impact exercise which helps you improve your stability, posture and balance. It helps you relax both the mind and body.

Day Time Venue Cost Contact
Monday 10.30am to 11.30am

St Oswalds Church Hall, Fulford Road, York YO10 4HG

£5

Betty Sutherland 0777 1850129
UK Taichi website

Tuesday 8pm to 9pm Poppleton Road Memorial Hall, Oak Street, York YO26 4SE £5 Fran Haggerty
0789 6253214
Wednesday 10.30am to 11am Advanced Tai Chi Class, Poppleton Road Memorial Hall, Oak Street, York YO26 4SE. £4 Fran Haggerty
0789 6253214
Wednesday 11am to noon Beginners' Tai Chi, Poppleton Road Memorial Hall, Oak Street, York YO26 4SE. £4 Fran Haggerty
0789 6253214
Thursday 10.30am to 11.30am Heworth Without Community Centre, Applecroft Road, Heworth, York YO31 0HG £4 Fran Haggerty
0789 6253214
Thursday (Tai Chi for health) 11.45am to 12.30pm Heworth Without Community Centre, Applecroft Road, Heworth, York, YO31 0HG £4 Fran Haggerty
0789 6253214

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold brings Latin fever to the over 50s. It is a fun, physical activity session for the older adult, modifying the moves of Zumba Fitness whilst keeping the fun party atmosphere!

Day Time Venue Cost Contact
Thursday 9.30am to 10.15am Heworth Without Community Centre, Applecroft Road, York YO31 0HG £3.50 Angela Roberston  
07887 570590
Friday 10.00am to 11.30am Strensall Village Hall, York YO32 5XW  

Ann Marie Jeffery  amjzumba@gmail.com
07739 104783

Further information

For further information and to book the classes above, please contact the revelvant instructor directly. For more information about general health and wellbeing for those aged 50+, please contact fiona.barker@york.gov.uk on tel: 01904 555720.

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