Free Exercise Classes – Open Day For Over 55’s

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A free open day is being held at Cantley Park in Wokingham for people who have not yet tried our over-55s SHINE activities.

The aim of the day, which will run on Thursday June 23 from 9.30am to 6.30pm, is to introduce people to SHINE and encourage them to sign up after trying out a variety of exercise classes. The event is for those over 55 who are not currently SHINE members.

Free Exercise Classes

There will be plenty of indoor and outdoor options throughout the day, including Zumba, seated exercise, yoga, tennis, Pilates and Nordic walking. The full timetable is as follows:

TimeAshridge Room (inside)Hockey Astro turf (outside)Cantley Park (outside)
9.30amSeated exerciseYogaNordic walking
11.30amAG YogaPilatesTennis
1.30pmCircuitsPilatesNordic walking
2.30pmZumba Tennis

Pre-booking is required, but you can sign up for as many classes as you wish.

Email shine@wokingham.gov.uk or call (0118) 974 3728 and let us know which classes you would like to join.

Due to the open day, all member classes scheduled for 23 June will be suspended and resume the following day.

Cllr Ian Shenton, executive member for environment, sport and leisure, said: “It is very important to us to offer opportunities to all our residents to lead happy and healthy lives.

“Being physically active can make a huge difference to your quality of life, no matter how old you are. Maintaining an active lifestyle as you get older is even more important. Not only does it lower your risk of developing a serious health condition, but it also improves your mental health.

“The SHINE programme is a great example of how you can still find ways to keep active and meet new people in the process. I would highly recommend people give these sessions a try and see if they can reconnect with an old hobby, or find something new to enjoy.”

SHINE offers residents the chance to take part in activities every week, with a packed timetable offering something for different abilities and interests.

The current timetable of classes includes seated exercise, Tai Chi, aquafit and low impact aerobics. There is also standing exercise to music, cycling and ballroom dancing.

SHINE Member

You must be a SHINE member to book one of these classes. Email shine@wokingham.gov.uk to receive a membership and consent form. Once this is completed, you will be able to register and book through the SHINE booking system.

Membership options include pay as you go at £5.20 per session or £43 for a pack of 10 sessions. The only way to pay is online via the booking system under the memberships tab. You will need to purchase credits to be able to book a class.