Exercise Classes

MHA Communities offer a variety of exercise classes with something to suit everyone, whilst getting you out and about meeting new people.

Regular exercise is vital for keeping you active for as long as possible. Exercise classes are a great way to improve your overall fitness and mental wellbeing whilst getting you out and about meeting new people. Our MHA Communities schemes offer a variety of exercise classes with something to suit everyone.

MHA Communities provide local groups aimed at supporting older people to maintain their independence by participating in, supporting or leading a range of different groups, clubs and activities.

Each scheme is different – with a mix of services suited to the local area and tailored to meet the differing needs within the local community. Our groups and clubs also provide various volunteer-led befriending services, offering support and companionship to older people who feel or are at risk of becoming lonely and/or socially isolated.

Why it’s important to keep fit in later life? 

Regular exercise has a variety of benefits: it strengthens your muscles which can help reduce the risk of falls, and physical activity is proven to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing, increasing energy levels, and group classes can help you make new friends.

Our classes are for all abilities. We run gentle exercise classes that can help increase your fitness levels without putting too much pressure on your joints.

What exercise classes do we run?

We run a varied selection of exercise classes at our MHA Communities groups throughout England and Wales. Get in touch with your local scheme to find out what classes are available.

Many of our schemes offer regular exercise classes such as:

Gentle seated exercise classes 

These chair based exercise classes are a great way to improve overall fitness, increase flexibility and strengthen muscles. They are suitable for all abilities.

Tai chi 

Tai chi was originally developed for self-defence, but has evolved since then to become a gentle form of exercise. It is useful for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.


Cheerleading has risen in popularity in recent years and can be a fun way to increase physical ability. The moves are gentle and suitable for most abilities. Shake your pompoms to the beat, make new friends and most of all have fun!


Walking is a great and relaxed form of exercise. Many of our MHA Communities groups run weekly gentle guided walks in local parks or areas of natural beauty. Get those legs moving whilst enjoying a good chat with other members.

MHA Active

MHA Active

MHA Active is a lifestyle and wellness app, designed to support older people who want to keep active and connected.

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