Strength and Balance – Forever Active

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Aimed at improving confidence and mobility whilst standing and moving, Strength & Balance classes are for people who have had a fall or at risk of falling. If you want to feel steadier on your feet, then why not come along?

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • meeting other people facing similar challenges helps you feel less alone;
  • gentle movement will help you re-connect with your body;
  • led by trained instructors, your confidence and mobility will gradually improve.

 

How to contact

Where to go

Bar Hill Church
Bar Hill
Cambridge
UK

The Swifts
Haggis Gap
Fulbourn
Cambridge
UK

All Saints Community Hall
Melbourn
Royston
UK

St Mary's Over
Church End
Over
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
UK

Rampton Village Hall
Church End
Rampton
Cambridge
UK

What to expect

Forever Active deliver exercise classes for over 50s throughout South Cambs, East Cambs and Cambridge City. To find out about class times and prices, visit the Forever Active website.

Strength & Balance classes are a mixture of seated and standing exercises that are aimed at improving confidence, balance and mobility if you’ve had a fall or are at risk of falling (more information about Falls Prevention here). Every exercise can be modified to suit all abilities.

If you can’t attend Strength & Balance classes in person, there are live online classes as well as on demand classes you can do anytime. You can take a look at the online and in person class timetable here.

More information

Strength & Balance classes last for an hour.

If it’s your first time attending, please contact the enquiries team to confirm class details.

Wear something comfortable and suitable footwear such as trainers. Bring water so you can stay hydrated and don’t eat anything at least one hour before exercise. If you have asthma or angina, bring your inhaler/spray.

You’ll be asked to complete a pre-exercise health questionnaire prior to your first session.

Venues have free parking as well as accessible toilets.

The first class is free, but all classes after that are pay as you go, however  you will need to become a Forever Active member. Members receive discounted sessions and priority booking at certain classes as well as updates about new sessions.

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