Seated exercise to support everyday living 

*We are sorry but all of our stretch and strengthen classes are currently postponed. Please visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to find more information on how you can keep active at home
Stretch and Strengthen

Our Stretch and Strengthen classes provide participants with the opportunity to take part in gentle, low impact seated exercise whilst also meeting new people and having fun.

We have 12 week sessions running at: 

Starting 10th May 2019;

Ibstock Palace Community Centre - Friday 11.45am-12.45pm £3 per session

Starting 25th July 2019;

Castle Donington Methodist Church - Thursday 10.30am-11.30am £3 per session

For more information, and to book, contact Emily Rodbourne on 01530 454755 or email 

Please download a copy of our Stretch and Strengthen poster and help us to help the community by sharing this in your networks Stretch and Strengthen July 19 (PDF Document, 0.66 Mb)

Why should you take part?

It is an important part of the ageing process to try and stay as fit, strong and healthy as you can, and the Chief Medical Officer recommends that adults and older adults do 2.5 hours physical activity each week, as well as performing exercise that improves strength and balance on two days of the week (UK Chief Medical Officers’ Guidelines 2011). 

These seated classes therefore provide the ideal opportunity for participants to develop increased flexibility, strength and balance, which all help to promote prolonged independence.

Our Stretch and Strengthen classes are suitable for people looking to start taking part in physical activity for the first time in a while, recovering from an injury, suffering with a long-term illness, health problem or impairment, or looking to develop some strength and balance to reduce their risks of falling.

These classes also come ahead of our Steady Steps Classes upon our falls prevention pathway, so are the ideal way of developing some strength and balance ahead of taking part in one of our 24 week specific Steady Steps Classes. 

Our qualified instructors will tailor the content of these sessions to meet the needs of all participants attending so come along and see if it suits you. 

Last updated: Thu 11 June, 2020 @ 13:43