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Exercise Classes for Over 50s in Oxfordshire

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Class Descriptions

Big Bold and Balance *

Aimed at people with Parkinson’s. Big, bold movements to open up posture and includes evidence based exercises to improve balance and strength. Medium intensity and low impact.

Movement and Strength *

Exercise session for people with MS. Uses various equipment to improve strength, flexibility and range of movement. A supportive group and very welcoming of new members. Mixed intensity and low impact.

Zumba Gold

Choreographed moves that have their roots in Salsa, Meringue and Cha cha, done to Latin American music. No partner needed! Higher in intensity than Chair based and low impact.

Dance to music / Exercise to music

Standing routines, with chair option, working on general fitness, coordination, flexibility, balance and strength. Ideal for people who like to, and are able to, move to music. Higher in intensity than Chair based, and mixed impact.

Pickleball

A fun, aerobic, game that is a cross between short tennis, badminton and table tennis. It is usually played in doubles and is great for cardiovascular fitness and co-ordination. Mixed intensity and mixed impact.

Walking Football

A slowed down, sociable version of the beautiful game. Mixed intensity and low impact.

Strength and Balance *

Therapy style evidence based exercise class focusing on strength, balance, flexibility and mobility. Option to practice going down and up from the floor (or kneeling). Uses chair as a support and a range of equipment. Ideal for people who are worried about their balance. Medium intensity and low impact.

Supported gym session OXSRAD *

Adapted gym ideal for people with disabilities. Linked with Oxford Health Neurodisability physiotherapy team, you will receive an individualised gym programme and then be supported by GG to maintain your goals. The session is aimed at people with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, Stroke and MS. Mixed intensity and no impact.

Chair-based exercise to music

Mainly performed sitting down and often with a short (optional) standing section to practice balance. These classes work on improving strength by using resistance bands, body weight and sometimes hand weights. Other equipment such as batons, scarves or pom poms may be used to improve coordination. Low intensity and low impact.

Tai Chi

An ancient form of Chinese exercise that combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow gentle, easy to follow graceful movements. Improves balance and strength and reduces stress. Sometimes done using music, usually performed standing. Low intensity and low impact.

* Part of GG Pathway Programme – sessions focusing on specific health conditions, led by specially qualified instructors

Most classes are £4 per session - your first session is free


Generation Games Exercise Classes: Cherwell

Class Suitable for Venue Day Time
Chair-based exercise to music People who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength and balance Piddington Village Hall
Ludgershall Road, Piddington, OX25 1PU
Monday 2.00 - 3.00
Strength & Balance exercise class People who have had a fall Bicester Methodist church Monday 1.30 - 2.30
Dance to music People who enjoy dancebased, choreographed moves Holly Tree
Horsefair, Deddington, OX15 0SH
Monday 1.00 - 2.00
Creative Moves dementia-friendly, chairbased class Holly Tree
Horsefair, Deddington, OX15 0SH
Monday 2.00 - 3.00
Tai Chi People who want to improve and maintain strength, balance and coordination Bicester Methodist Church
Bell Lane, Bicester, OX26 6JQ
Tuesday 2.00 - 3.00
Strength & Balance People who have had a fall Grimsbury Community Centre
Burchester Pl. Banbury
Tuesday 2.00 - 3.00
Chair-based exercise to music People who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength and balance Saxon Court
Wessex Way, Bicester, OX26 6AX
Thursday 10.30 - 11.30
Big Bold & Balance People with Parkinson’s Banbury Methodist Church
Marlborough Road, Banbury, OX16 5RZ
Thursday 12.00 - 1.00
Zumba Gold People who like to dance Bicester Health & Wellbeing Centre
Launton Road, Bicester, OX26 6DJ
Friday 2.00 - 3.00

Generation Games Exercise Classes: City

Class Suitable for Venue Day Time
Chair-based exercise to music People who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength and balance East Oxford Community Centre
Princes Street, Oxford OX4 1DD
Monday 2.00 - 3.00
Gentle Exercise to music People who enjoy dancebased choreographed, moves. West Oxford Community Centre
Botley Road Oxford, OX2 0BT
Tuesday 10.00 - 11.00
Chair-based exercise to music People who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength and balance Donnington Community Centre
Townsend Square, Donnington OX4 4BB
Tuesday 9.45 - 10.45
Chair-based exercise to music People who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength and balance Northway Community Centre
Dora Carr Close, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9RF
Tuesday 11.30 - 12.30
Supported Gym session * People with neurological conditions OXSRAD Sports & Leisure Centre
Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Oxford, OX3 ONQ
Wednesday 10.00 - 12.00
Exercise to music People who enjoy dancebased choreographed, moves. East Oxford Community Centre
Princes Street, Oxford OX4 1DD
Wednesday 11.00 - 12.00
Zumba Gold People who like to dance Rose Hill Community Centre
Carole’s Way, Rose Hill, OX4 4HF
Wednesday 10.00 - 11.00
Exercise to music People who enjoy dancebased choreographed, moves. Rose Hill Community Centre
Carole’s Way, Rose Hill, OX4 4HF
Thursday 10.15 - 11.15
Strength & Balance exercise class * People who have had a fall. Transport provided Cutteslowe Community Centre
31 Wren Road, Oxford, OX2 7SX
Thursday 1.30 - 2.30
Creative Moves Dementia-friendly chairbased exercise session Shotover View Sheltered Housing
Craufurd Road, Horspath, Oxford, OX4 2RA
Thursday 11 - 11.45-
Strength & Balance (PSI) People who have had a fall Marston Scout Hut Thursday 11:00 - 12:00
Exercise to music People who enjoy dancebased choreographed, moves. St Nicholas Church Hall
Elsfield Road, Marston, Oxford, OX3 OPR
Friday 10.00 -11.00
Strength & Balance exercise class People who have had a fall. Jericho Community Centre,
33A Canal St, Oxford OX2 6BQ
Friday 10.30 - 11.30
Big, Bold & Balance - Parkinson's Class For people with Parkinson's disease WI Hall
North Hinksey Lane
Friday 11:00 - 12:00

Generation Games Exercise Classes: South

Class Suitable for Venue Day Time
Strength & Balance (PSI) For people who have had a fall Storton Lodge
Goring
Monday 10:30 - 11:30
Tai Chi People who want to improve and maintain strength, balance and coordination The Greet Hall
Thame Road, Warborough, OX10 7DH
Monday 11.00 - 12.00
Chair-based exercise to music People who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength and balance Henley YMCA
2 Lawson Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1NZ
Tuesday 11.15 - 12.15
Chair Based For people who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength, and balance St Joseph's Catholic Church
Thame
Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00
Pickleball People who like to play a slower shorter version of tennis. Played in doubles Willowbrook Leisure Centre
Bowmont Water, off Avon Way, Didcot, OX11 7AF
Wednesday 1.00 - 3.00
Walking Football People who want to play football, without running Willowbrook Leisure Centre
Bowmont Water, off Avon Way, Didcot, OX11 7AF
Wednesday 11.00 - 12.00
Big Bold & Balance* People with Parkinson’s All Saints’ Youth and Community Hall
Roman Place, Didcot, OX11 7ER
Wednesday 10.30 - 11.30
Strength & Balance People who have had a fall Long Wittenham Village Hall Wednesday 3.30 - 4.30
Zumba Gold
Standing only
People who like dancing Masonic Hall
Goldsmith’s Lane, Wallingford, OX10 0DU
Thursday 1.30 - 2.30
Strength & Balance exercise class People who have had a fall Masonic Hall
Goldsmith’s Lane, Wallingford, OX10 0DU
Thursday 11.00 - 12.00
Tai Chi People who want to improve and maintain strength, balance and coordination Stoke Row Village Hall
7 Banares Grove, RG9
Thursday 10-11am
Strength & Balance People who have had a fall Masonic Hall Wallingford
Goldsmith’s Lane
Thursday 11.00 - 12.00
Over 50s Badminton Sociable fun badminton, no expertise required Willowbrook Leisure Centre
Bowmont Water, off Avon Way, Didcot, OX11 7AF
Friday 10.30 - 11.30am

Generation Games Exercise Classes: Vale

Class Suitable for Venue Day Time
Tai Chi People who want to improve and maintain strength, balance and coordination Trinity Church
Abingdon Conduit Road, OX14 1DB
Monday 9.30-10.30
Zumba Gold People who enjoy dance-based choreographed, moves Botley Seacourt Hall
Chapel Way, Botley, Oxford, OX2 9LS
Monday 9-10
Tai Chi for Health People who want to improve and maintain strength, balance and coordination Watchfield Village Hall
Chapel Hill SN6 8TA
Monday 1.00 - 2.00
Chair-based Yoga People who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength and balance Radley Village Hall
Gooseacre, Radley, Abingdon, OX14 3BL
Monday 10.15 - 11.15
Tai Chi for Health People who want to improve and maintain strength, balance and coordination Hanney War Memorial Hall
Brookside, East Hanney, Wantage, OX12 0JL
Monday 10-11am
Chair-based exercise to music People who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength and balance Cumnor United Reformed Church
Leys Road, Cumnor, OX2 9QF
Monday 9.45-10.45 & 11.15-12.15
Movement & Strength * For people with MS White Horse Leisure Centre Audlett Drive
Abingdon, OX14 3PJ
Monday 1.00 - 2.00
Strength & Balance People who have had a fall Grove Village Hall
Main St, Grove, Wantage OX12 7JY
Monday 16:30 - 17:30
Big Bold & Balance People with Parkinson’s Preston Road Community Centre
Midget Close, Abingdon, OX14 5NR
Tuesday 10.15 - 11.15
Chair-based exercise to music People who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength and balance Botley Seacourt Hall
Chapel Way, Botley, Oxford, OX2 9LS
Tuesday 10.30 - 11.30
Chair-based exercise to music People who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength and balance Dean Court Community Centre
Oxford, OX2 9DH
Wednesday 10.00 - 11.00
Chair-based exercise to music People who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength and balance Baptist Church
41 Packhorse Ln, Marcham, Abingdon OX13 6NT
Thursday 10.30 - 11.30
Pickleball People who like to play a slower shorter version of tennis. Played in doubles Wantage Leisure Centre
Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BY
Thursday 5.30 - 6.30
Zumba Gold People who like dancing Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall
Uffington
Thursday 2.00 - 3.00

Generation Games Exercise Classes: West

Class Suitable for Venue Day Time
Dance to music People who enjoy dancebased choreographed moves Alice Marshall Hall
2 north Street, Middle Barton, OX7 7BJ
Monday 10.00 - 11.00
Chair-based exercise to music People who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength and balance Long Hanborough Pavilion
Roosevelt Road, Lond Hanborough, OX8 8JG
Tuesday 9.30 - 10.30
Strength & Balance exercise class * People who have had a fall.
Transport provided
St Kenelm’s Hall
Brize Norton Road, Minster Lovell, OX29 0SP
Tuesday 10.15 - 11.15
Big Bold & Balance* People with Parkinson’s St Kenelm’s Hall
Brize Norton Road, Minster Lovell, OX29 0SP
Tuesday 11.30 - 12.30
Low Impact Aerobics People who enjoy dancebased choreographed moves St John the Evangelist
Carterton
Tuesday 9.30-10.30
Creative Moves (Dementia Friendly) Dementia friendly chair based exercise session Fernleigh
Buttercross Lane, Witney, OX28 4DZ
Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30
Chair-based exercise to music People who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength and balance. No class first Tuesday of the month. WI Hall
Brize Norton Road, Carterton, OX13 3HN
Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00
Low impact aerobics People who enjoy dancebased choreographed, moves New Beaconsfield Hall
Shipton Under Wychwood, Church Path, Station Rd, Chipping Norton OX7 6BQ
Tuesday 11.30 - 12.30
Tai Chi People who want to improve and maintain strength, balance and coordination The Yoga Room
32 Bridge Street Mills. Bridge St. Witney OX28 1HY
Tuesday 1.45 - 2.45
Low impact aerobics People who enjoy dancebased choreographed, moves Filkins Village Hall
Brize Norton Road, Minster Lovell, OX29 0SP
Wednesday 9.30 - 10.30
Dance-based class People who enjoy dancebased choreographed moves Woodstock Town Hall
Town Hall, Market Place, Woodstock, OX20 1SL
Wednesday 11.30 - 12.30
Dance to music People who enjoy dancebased choreographed moves St Leonard’s Hall
Thames Street, Eynsham, Ox29 4HF
Wednesday 1.30 - 2.30
Low impact aerobics People who enjoy dancebased choreographed, moves Witney Congregational Church
4 Welch Way,Witney, OX28 6JF
Wednesday 11.15 - 12.15
Chair-based exercise People who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength and balance Eynsham, St Leonard’s Hall
Thames Street, Eynsham, Ox29 4HF
Thursday 14:00 - 15:00
Tai Chi People who want to improve and maintain strength, balance and coordination WI Hall
Brize Norton Road, Carterton, OX18 3HN
Thursday 1.00 - 2.00
Tai Chi (standing only) People who want to improve and maintain strength, balance and coordination North Leigh Youth Project Hall
Park Road, north Leigh, Ox29 6SS
Thursday 3.00 - 4.00pm
Chair-based exercise to music People who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, strength and balance Freeland Village Hall
Thames Street, Eynsham, Ox29 4HF
Friday 10.00 - 11.00
Low Impact Aerobics People who enjoy dancebased choreographed, moves Enstone Parish Hall
The Paddocks, Enstone, OX7 4AZ
Friday 11.00 - 12.00