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Keep active for a longer, healthier, happier life







We lose muscle as we age which is one of the reasons why staying active is vital for longer term health. Raising your heart rate for short periods several times a week can help manage or delay the onset of many conditions. Simply walking, dancing or even doing the housework and using the stairs all help; anything is better than just sitting on the sofa.

The recommendation from Public Health England is that adults should do strengthening and balancing exercises twice a week alongside aerobic exercise. This is important as we age, as poor muscle strength greatly increases the risk of falls.  Strength and balance classes can be found across Surrey.

Activities across Surrey

Click on your borough/district below, to find out what activities are happening near you. 

if you can't see what you're looking for, contact the sports development officer at your local council who may be able to help.




Otago Strength and Balance Classes

Based on the Otago exercise programme used by health professionalsotago class bourne end worldwide, these classes for older residents can help you feel stronger, improve your balance and become more mobile - and you can join at any time, subject to spaces. Just click on the link below.

otago sep 17 classWe add new course/location details to our Otago sessions sheet when we receive them from local boroughs / districts. If your area isn't listed, please contact your local council's Sports Development Officer. For more general queries, call Active Surrey's Charlotte Long on 01483 518944.


Bowls Clubs

Bowls clubs across Surrey often run open days but outside of these times they're always keen to help newcomers. Click on the links to find your nearest club (please note clubs in Spelthorne come under the Middlesex County Bowls Association).

Mens' Bowls Clubs                                                  Womens' Bowls Clubs

Mens' Indoor Bowls Clubs                                       Womens' Indoor Bowls Clubs


Need inspiration to get started?

Think you're too old for something new?  Then take inspiration from this trio, who gave a previous programme called Get active 50+ a go. Talk about This Girl Can; these ladies do: