Strength training is particularly necessary when ageing as it helps with muscular mass reduction that decreases significantly after 50. Health experts advise that strengthening core muscles will improve balance that assists with reducing the risk of falls. Our strength training classes are aimed at strengthening core muscles using weights and with our expertly trained YMCA instructors, you will feel safe and carefully guided through every exercise. According to the experts, it’s never too late, even if you’ve never picked up a weight in your life!

Strength training for over 65s helps to improve:

Balance that helps with everyday activities (e.g., climbing stairs, carrying groceries)

Bone density

Blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels

Cognitive function

Depressive symptoms

We have several classes to choose from:

Monday 8.15am, and 11.30am

Tuesday 9.30am, 12.30pm, and   7.15pm

Wednesday 8.15am

Friday 8.15am and 12pm

We also continue to offer some classes via Zoom:

Online Strength Training Classes via ZOOM


12/07/2021 8:00 am - 17/09/2021 5:00 pm
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    12/07/2021 - 17/09/2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

What you will learn

Exercises to help build core strength, prevent and relieve back pain, improve bone density, increase balance and flexibility and reduce the risk of falls.

What to bring

A drink bottle

What you get

A friendly and inclusive class with support from qualified fitness instructors

Important information

Please make sure you are familiar with the Centre's policies and Terms and Conditions. You can find these under "About" on the website.