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Cambridge City Council

Sport and fitness for active people over 50

Forever Active provides exercise, fitness and sport sessions for people returning to physical activity, but specifically for those aged 50 plus. Activities include exercise to music, pilates, tai chi, yoga, rowing and tennis and badminton, which cater for all abilities. You’re welcome to come along and try one of the sessions for free.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the sessions and classes listed here might not currently be running. Please check with the organiser before you attend, or email us for more information.

If you live in Cambridge and are 60 or older, you can swim at any of the GLL-managed swimming pools in Cambridge for £2.35 per visit. You just need to buy a Better card for £5 per year.  For information on GLL managed pools, click here.

Cambridge Gymnastics Academy runs fun and welcoming active lifestyle sessions to help you keep healthy and learn new skills. Don’t be put off by the word ‘gymnastics’ – you don’t need to be an ex-gymnast to reap the benefits of trying this!

Cambridge United Community Trust’s walking football sessions and over are provided in a relaxed, friendly and inclusive environment.

  • Cambridge United Community Trust website
  • Beginners:
    • Thursdays, 9 to 10am at Cherry Hinton village centre
    • £3 per session
  • Intermediate players:
    • Thursdays, 11am to midday at Kelsey Kerridge sports centre (winter) or Abbey leisure complex (summer)
    • £5 per session, including lunch

There are a number of indoor and outdoor bowls clubs in Cambridge. Visit Bowls Cambridgeshire to find your local club.

There are a number of free health walks in Cambridge, led by qualified walk leaders. Visit Walking for Health and search for ‘Cambridge’ to find out more.