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Exercise for older adults

Exercise for older adults

Find out about the many local, low-cost exercise options for older adults within the City of Whittlesea.

Regular physical activity helps:

  • keep your weight in a healthy range
  • decrease your risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and some cancers
  • reduce the rate of bone loss, delaying the onset of osteoporosis
  • improve your balance, strength, coordination and decrease your risk of falling
  • meet new people and keep you connected to your local community

You should speak to your doctor before starting any new exercise, or if it has been a long time since you have exercised regularly.

Exercise classes and other options

You can participate in a range of exercise classes throughout the municipality, led by qualified instructors who understand the needs of older adults.

Exercise classes can help you keep physically and mentally alert, and continue to be active after occupational therapy or physiotherapy due to an accident or illness.

You can find exercise options that suit you in our Community Directory:

Leisure centre memberships for seniors

Whittlesea University of the Third Age

Membership provides activities and classes for active retirees aged 55 plus.

Classes include line dancing, meditation, chair exercises, Tai Chi, water aerobics, tennis, bocce, bike riding, yoga, carpet bowls, walking groups, golf and gardening.

Activities are held at various locations within the City of Whittlesea. There are additional costs for some activities such as coach tours.

Cost: $40 per person or $70 per couple (annual membership fee).

Mill Park Leisure Centre

Cost: For more details on casual and membership options, visit Mill Park Leisure Centre website.

Whittlesea Fitness Centre

Whittlesea Fitness Centre provides a range of classes to benefit all health and age groups, including heartmoves, yoga, pilates and over 60s classes. Membership covers the cost of all classes.

Cost: 1-month membership $150, 3-month membership $295, 6-month membership $495, 12-month membership $795 or $40 per fortnight.

Whittlesea Swim Centre

Cost: Concession $2.50.

Community houses and activity centres

Community houses and centres provide a range of services and activities including yoga and Tai Chi: