Active Ageing

Over 60? Stay young and keep agile with our Active Ageing Programme.

Keeping active is the secret to remaining fit and healthy, so you'll find a host of activities suitable for everyone aged 60 at our centres in Ards, Comber and Portaferry.

Activity

Ards

Comber

Portaferry

Gym

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fitness Classes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Swimming

Yes

 

 

Pickleball

Yes

 

 

Bowls

 

Yes

 

Walking

 

Yes

 

Tennis

Yes

Yes Yes

Fitness Classes

Why exercise alone? When you join a fitness class, all you have to do is turn up, follow the routine and enjoy the craic! Plus you'll have a fitness coach on hand throughout, offering encouragement and keeping an eye on everyone's technique, helping to avoid any injuries.

Some classes are better suited to Active Ageing such as:

  • Tai Chi
  • Chair Aerobics
  • Gently Does It
  • Pilates
  • Water Aerobics

Ards runs an Active Ageing class and Comber a Chair Aerobics clas, both are chair based, limited movement exercise classes exclusively for those aged 60 and over.

Fitness classes for Active Ageing members is £3.

Please ask at the centre for current Active Ageing class timetable.

Gym Exercise

Our gyms have equipment suitable for gentle exercise, particularly the BIOCIRCUITS at Ards. Qualified instructors are always on hand to give help and advice. Special times are available at the centres when the Gym session costs £1.50 with Active Ageing membership at the following times:

Centre Active Ageing Gym Times
Ards

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 11am to 2pm

Comber Monday, Tuesday & Friday 11am to 12 noon
Portaferry
  • Wednesday & Friday 6am to 11am
  • Saturday & Sunday from 2pm

Swimming

Swimming is a great way to exercise as water supports the joints, and is kind to the body whilst increasing cardiovascular fitness and strength.

Casual swim session costs £2.25 with Active Ageing membership.

Can’t swim or want to improve?

Swimming lessons for Active Ageing run as 8 to 10 week blocks starting in September, November, January and April. Lessons are for 30 minutes on Friday 11am to 11.30am cost £30.

The next course of lessons starts Friday 6 September for 10 weeks. Enrolment is now open.

Other activities

All the activities are available at the centres during normal centre opening hours unless otherwise stated.

  • Comber Bowls – Wednesday 10am to 12 noon
  • Comber Walking – Friday 10am

Active Ageing Prices

Active Ageing prices are only available to those holding an Active Ageing membership.

  Price
Swimming £2.25
Swimming lessons £30
Spa at Ards £7
Health Suite Comber £3.20
Gym £1.50 (at specified times)
Fitness Class £3.00
Pickleball (Ards) £5.00
Tennis (Comber) £4.00

Be an Active Ageing member

To be part of the Active Ageing Programme fill in an application form available at a centre. You will be issued with an Active Ageing card entitling you to Active Ageing and concession prices as applicable.

The Active Ageing Programme is part funded by South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and Public Health Agency.