Older adults

Low impact classes and social networking for older adults

Line Dancing 

Available at Putney Leisure Centre only

Learn shorter, easy-to-follow repeating dance routines of a variety of styles in a fun, upbeat class set to great music with not a cowboy hat in sight (although you are welcome to wear one!).

Line dancing is a great option for anyone looking for a fun, social dance class that gives a gentler way to exercise. Best For: anyone who has some basic dance experience or has perhaps attended line/dance/fitness classes previously and wishes to return after an absence.

Learn or recap the steps and simple dances of a beginner to improvers level all set to great music in fun and friendly weekly classes. You'll make new friends and be learning a social skill that you can use at social dances anywhere to boot! Although you don't need a dance partner to join us, you won't be dancing alone; you'll be dancing with friends.

  • Wednesday 11.30am - 12.30pm 
  • Putney Leisure Centre 

Aquafit Senior 

Available at Balham Leisure Centre and Latchmere Leisure Centre 

Our popular Aquafit classes run regularly. These classes have a wide range of benefits including:

  • less stress on your joints due to the support from the water
  • build strength in your body
  • water pressure helps put less strain on the heart by moving blood around the body
  • the impact of gravity is less in the water allowing a greater range of motion

This class is designed to improve your cardiovascular health, muscle strength/endurance, balance, mobility, range of motion, pain, social engagement, coordination, flexibility, bone health and stamina.

  • Mondays 10.15am - 11.15am at Balham Leisure Centre
  • Wednesdays 12.15pm - 1.00pm at Latchmere Leisure Centre 

 

Falls prevention classes

Available at Balham Leisure Centre, Roehampton Sports and Fitness Centre and Putney Leisure Centre 

Fallls prevention class is designed to help older adults reduce their risk of falling and maintain their independence. Led by experienced instructors, evidence-based program combines physical exercise, education, and practical strategies to enhance balance, strength, and confidence in everyday activities.

Designed to improve risk of falls, balance, stability, core stability, mobility strength, co-ordination, flexibility, confidence of performing Everyday activities.

  • Wednesdays 11.00am - 12.00pm at Roehampton Sports and Fitness Centre 
  • Thursdays 1.15pm - 2.15pm at Putney Leisure Centre
  • Fridays 1.15pm - 4.00pm at Balham Leisure Centre 

 

Over 65 Gym

Available at Balham Leisure Centre, Latchmere Leisure Centre, Putney Leisure Centre and Tooting Leisure Centre

Boost your confidence in using the gym with the support of our friendly gym staff. The weekly session is an open gym session where you can learn how to use the machines and receive guidance on which exercises will be best for you.

Designed to improve your strength, endurance, balance, mobility, coordination, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness.

  • Mondays 3.00pm - 4.00pm at Latchmere Leisure Centre
  • Wednesdays at Balham Leisure Centre
  • Wednesdays 2.45pm - 3.45pm at Putney Leisure Centre 
  • Fridays 3.00pm - 4.00pm at Tooting Leisure Centre 

Pickleball

Available at Tooting Leisure Centre only. 

Pickleball Play Session, where fun meets fitness on the court! Pickleball is an easy-to-learn sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, making it perfect for players of all ages and skill levels.

Join us for an exciting and energetic session filled with rallies, volleys, and friendly competition.

  • Sundays 2.00pm - 4.00pm at Tooting Leisure Centre

Forever Active

Available at Balham Leisure Centre, Latchmere Leisure Centre, Putney Leisure Centre and Tooting Leisure Centre

Dynamic and inclusive wellness class designed to empower older adults to maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. Led by experienced instructors, this program offers a holistic approach to fitness, focusing on physical activity, social engagement, and mental wellbeing to promote vitality and longevity.

Designed to improve cardiovascular health, muscular strength, balance, flexibility, mobility, social connection and mental and social wellness.

  • Mondays 1.15pm - 2.15pm at Putney Leisure Centre
  • Tuesdays 11.30am - 12.30pm at Balham Leisure Centre 
  • Tuesdays 12.30pm - 1.30pm at Latchmere Leisure Centre
  • Thursdays 12.30pm - 1.30pm at Latchmere Leisure Centre
  • Thursdays 12.30pm - 1.30pm at Tooting Leisure Centre

Functional Strength Exercise

Exercise On Referral participants only. 

Available at Tooting Leisure Centre 

Training within a group, performing exercises that attempts to mimic the specific physiological demands of real-life activities. More simply, it means using the body the way it was designed to be used. This type of training can make everyday activities easier.

Designed to improve Cardiovascular health, muscular strength/endurance, balance, coordination, flexibility, and stamina.

  • Mondays 12.00pm - 1.00pm at Tooting Leisure Centre

Mary's Corner

Available at Tooting Leisure Centre only. 

Whether you're seeking stimulating discussions, new friendships, or simply a relaxing afternoon, Mary's Corner is the perfect place to unwind and socialise. So, come on in, grab a cup of your favourite brew, and join us for a delightful time at Mary's Corner – where every moment is infused with warmth and camaraderie.

Designed to friendship, social groups and networks for older adults.

  • Mondays 1.30pm - 2.30pm at Tooting Leisure Centre
  • Wednesdays 1.00pm - 2.00pm at Tooting Leisure Centre 

Find your local centre 

Balham Leisure Centre
0208 772 9577 

Latchmere Leisure Centre
0207 207 8004

Putney Leisure Centre
0208 785 0388

Roehampton Sports and Fitness Centre 
0208 785 0535

Tooting Leisure Centre
0208 333 7555

Wandle Recreation Centre
0208 871 1149