Health and Fitness

Especially for the Over Fifties!

Age Active is a registered charity committed to providing health and fitness activities specifically for the over fifties in the South Yorkshire area.

Age Active has been running classes since 1992, and has been a registered charity since 1996. We currently have over 500 people a week attending 18 weekly classes, including  Keep Fit, Tai Chi, Line Dancing, Sequence Dancing, and Art and Craft groups.

Age Active also runs holidays, day trips, lunches and social events. Each month there is usually something gong on, whether it's a full blown jaunt in the sun, a trip to a London show, or a social dance in Sheffield.

Health and Fitness  
Regular exercise has been shown to be of immense value to everyone, but particularly to older people. Not only can it add years on to peoples' lives, but it can significantly improve the quality of that life.  
One of the main problems with getting older is the increased sense of isolation. The feeling of  being cut off from the world around you and gradually losing friends and family. Having the opportunity to meet with other people and mixing with a social group is often given as the main reason for attending the classes.  
Age Active is a user-led organisation. Several of the members are involved in the Management Committee and the    classes are largely run by volunteers; taking the register, making tea, organising trips out, raffles etc. The sense of being involved in a group and actively helping in its day to day running is invaluable to many people.