Gentle Exercise Class for Older Adults
  • Haslingden Community Link
    Bury Road,
    BB4 5PG
A new gentle exercise class for older adults is starting at Haslingden Community Link at the end of month – come along and take part in a FREE taster session on Thursday 27 February.

It’s never too late to improve physical fitness, to start exercising and reap the rewards that being more active brings.

Strength and balance exercise is a programme for older adults, centred around falls prevention and rehabilitation from falls. The aim to improve and build core strength and balance, so that people can remain active, mobile and independent for as long as possible.

Supportive, fun and social, sessions are delivered in a relaxed and informal group setting – a great way to exercise and socialise, meet new people and make friends.

About sessions...

Sessions incorporate a mix of chair based, standing and movement exercises using bodyweight, exercise bands and light hand weights. All tailored to individual abilities, and modifiable so that people can work within their capabilities – with no pressure. If people need to sit down the whole way through, that’s OK too.

Benefits of exercise…

  • Improve and build strength in core and lower body.
  • Improve balance and coordination, reducing risk of falls.
  • Improve health, fitness and general well-being.
  • Improve mental health.
  • Build confidence and self-esteem.
  • Stay active, mobile and independent for as long as possible.
  • Socialise, have fun and form new friendships.

Class information…

Day: Thursday’s - starting with a free taster session on 27 February 2020.

Time: 1pm-2pm - we will do around 40-45 minutes exercise, including a warm-up and cool-down.

Cost: £3.50 pay per session - from 5 March 2020.

Location: Haslingden Community Link, Bury Road, Haslingden, Rossendale, BB4 5PG.

Booking: Maximum numbers of 15 per class. Pre-booking preferable, so that equipment and chairs can be set-up ready, and health questionnaires can be sent and completed before you attend your first class (but don’t worry… these can be completed at your first session too).  

Delivered by Kate Brooks - Level 3 Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor. Kate is a friendly and sociable soul, passionate about helping people to improve their health and fitness. Supportive, fun and friendly, Kate creates a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere in all her classes, ensuring people work within their capabilities and enjoy each session.  

To find out more about classes and to book your spot, visit:, email:

Future dates
  • Thursday 13th August 1:00pm until 2:00pm
  • Thursday 20th August 1:00pm until 2:00pm
  • Thursday 27th August 1:00pm until 2:00pm
  • Thursday 3rd September 1:00pm until 2:00pm
  • Thursday 10th September 1:00pm until 2:00pm
  • Thursday 17th September 1:00pm until 2:00pm
  • Thursday 24th September 1:00pm until 2:00pm
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