Extend Exercise classes

What does it do?

Age UK North Yorkshire run Extend Exercise classes at Dene Park and Montpellier Court, Harrogate.  The aim is to help older people maintain a degree of physical activity in later life in both short and long term.

Dene Park - every Monday from 10.00am to 11.00am

Montpellier Court - every Tuesday from 10.00am - 11.00am, followed by a coffee morning, where often guest speakers are invited to attend.

Starting on 12 June, for 6 weeks, Taster Exercise sessions will begin at The Friends Meeting House,  Queen Parade, Harrogate at 11am - 12 noon.  Each week will offer a different type of exercise, from Tap dancing, Tai Chi, Belly dancing, music to movement, walking to health, etc, all with qualified instructors.  These sessions may also run in the Ripon area later in the summer.  For further details, please contact the office on 01423 502253.

We offer a number of Extend exercise classes on a regular basis in Northallerton, Thirsk, Knayton, Morton on Swale.  For further details, please contact the office on 01609 771624.

Tap Dancing every Wednesday at the Leisure Centre.  Beginners class will also be starting on the same day - further information 01609 771624.

Following 2  successful weeks of taster sessions in various exercise classes - further classes will be arranged - WATCH THIS SPACE!!!

Who it is for?

for older people in North Yorkshire

Where it is available?

Local service (Hambleton, Harrogate, York, Craven, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby).

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details for various activities above or contact either of the offices.

What to expect then:

Here are some of the comments -
My arthiritic joints are more moveable and useful - I can worj more quickly.
The rheumatic pains are less.  I feel ten years younger and no longer have fits of depression.
My breathing has improved - I feel younger.
I would never have believed that you could do so much exercise sitting on a chair!


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