Better Years – Making Exercise Inclusive and fun for inactive 55 year olds

Improving physical and mental wellbeing for people aged 55 and over is the aim of new multi-activity sessions being run in Cornwall.

Anyone who is currently inactive, new to exercise or has health conditions could benefit from the activities that will be both fun and social.

Active Cornwall is working in partnership with leisure centre providers to support the funded programme ‘Better Years’.

The clubs include activities such badminton, low level class, gym activity and swimming, in welcoming environments to ensure everyone feels comfortable.

Whether it’s a case of enjoying exercise for the first time, or returning to it after an extended break, there’s also a chance to relax and make new friends over a coffee during and after the sessions.

Centres will offer four weeks of introductory sessions for free to help individuals gain confidence and return to activity.

Sessions are currently available at the following centres:

Penzance Leisure Centre – Thursdays mornings 11am – 2pm
Bodmin Leisure Centre – Thursday 10am – 12pm
St Austell Leisure Centre – Tuesdays & Fridays 9am – 11.30am
Liskeard Leisure Centre – Tuesdays 9.30am – 12pm
Wadebridge – Friday 11th February 10:30-12:30
Camelford Leisure Centre – Fridays 2.30pm (starting January 2022)

The New Year will see further centres come online with these activity club sessions under the Better Years campaign:

  • Wadebridge Leisure Centre
  • Liskeard Leisure Centre
  • St Just Sport & Fitness Centre (Go-St Just)
  • Newquay Leisure World
  • Launceston Leisure Centre
  • Bude Leisure Centre
  • Truro Leisure Centre

Better Years is supported by the Contain Outbreak Management Fund.

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