What we're about

PLEASE NOTE - MEETUP IS NOT A WAY TO SIGN UP FOR OUR SESSIONS. Please visit our website to sign up for each session. Meet Up is a means for promotion only.

About us:
Since Silverfit's founding in 2013 by now 79-year old Eddie Brocklesby, who is the UK’s oldest female Ironman triathlete, we have grown to over 2,000 members at 17 venues across 9 boroughs reaching a large number of people who weren't previously active. Each venue offers a choice of activities from Nordic Walking, to Pilates, Yoga, Walking Football, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Badminton, indoor cycling, gym/ fitness classes, Bollywood dance, which means that everyone should be able to find an activity to enjoy, regardless of ability or experience.

By promoting happier, healthier ageing through affordable physical activity and at the same time combating social isolation we aim to improve older people's quality of life and also to save the NHS and social care providers money. Members tell us their increased fitness means they attend GP’s surgeries less, or are on reduced medication. Our remarkably high retention reflects that the social element is as highly valued, if not more so, than the physical activity. We make sure no-one is excluded because of cost, all of our sessions are currently free and we are looking at bringing back an annual membership of £12 soon.

Upcoming events (4+)

Silver Tuesday in Kingston Upon Thames

Canbury Gardens

Advanced booking is required - find out more on our website https://www.silverfit.org.uk/kingston/

We currently have three sessions at Kingston on Tuesdays. Activities as follows:

Activity 1: Indoor Rowing with Su Hodgson – NEW
Bookings on Eventbrite - £3 charge from 8th November
Venue: Kingston Rowing Club, The Boat House, Lower Ham Rd, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 5AU
When: Tuesdays, 11am-11:45am

Activity 2: Nordic Walking (outdoor)
Where: Canbury Gardens (starting from Canbury Pavilion)
Instructor: Rosie Cooke of North Star Nordic Walking
When: Tuesdays 12.45pm registration, 1pm - 2pm walk
Equipment provided

Activity 3: Yoga
Where: Canbury Pavilion, Canbury Gardens, Lower Ham Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5AX
Instructor: Tanya Greig of Worcester Park Yoga
When: Tuesdays 1pm registration, 1.15pm - 2pm class

Tennis will resume again in the spring.

Price: Most sessions are free, however we do ask for donations to Silverfit via our JustGiving campaign https://justgiving.com/campaign/KeepSilverfitHealthy

Silver Tuesday in Haringey - Broadwater Farm Community Centre,

Broadwater Farm Community Centre

Advanced booking is required - find out more on our website https://www.silverfit.org.uk/haringey/

We currently have two sessions at Broadwater Farm Community Centre, on Tuesdays. Activities as follows:

Venue: Broadwater Farm Community Centre, Adams Road, Tottenham, London, N17 6HE

Activity 1: Badminton (indoor)
Time: 11am, participants should arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of the session

Impact helps the growth of the cells which form bones, making Badminton a great sport for older people and those looking to strengthen their bones and prevent fractures – it is lower impact that squash and tennis so it's a great compromise for those unable to play faster, more high impact sports.

Activity 2: Exercise Class with Move it or Lose it Instructor (indoor)
Time: 11am, participants should arrive at 10:45am.

Each exercise class helps to improve flexibility, aerobic health, balance and strength. The group sessions are delivered by a specialist instructor who encourages and motivates clients to join in and have fun whatever their age or ability. All exercises can be done standing, standing with support, or seated

Price: Currently all sessions are free, however we do ask for donations to Silverfit via our JustGiving campaign https://justgiving.com/campaign/KeepSilverfitHealthy

Nordic Walking in Crystal Palace Park (Tuesday)

Crystal Palace Park

PLEASE READ: Advanced booking is required via our website https://www.silverfit.org.uk/nordic-walking-sessions/ we do not use Meet Up as a means for sign up. Please DO NOT just turn up to this session.

Silverfit Nordic Walking in Crystal Palace Park Tuesdays

Activity: Nordic Walking in Crystal Palace Park

Where and when: Crystal Palace Sports Centre, Tuesdays - meet at 2.20pm for 2.30pm start

New attendees, after signing up on our website please call Diane to discuss meeting place:[masked]

Price: Currently all sessions are free, however we do ask for donations to Silverfit via our JustGiving campaign: https://justgiving.com/campaign/KeepSilverfitHealthy

Benefits of Nordic Walking:

The fitness and health benefits of Nordic Walking are significantly greater than regular walking, trekking or even jogging, with scientific research from Europe and the USA proving that Nordic Walking:

Activates 90% of the body's muscles
Burns up to 46% more calories than regular walking
Increases aerobic effect by up to 25% compared to regular walking
Decreases load and strain on the lower body
Tones upper arms, shoulders and back muscles
Improves lateral mobility of the spine
Develops core stability and strength
Promotes an upright posture
These benefits are achieved through the use of specially designed poles and a properly learned and performed Nordic Walking technique, whereby the poles are used as a resistance tool to engage the upper body. The result is a low impact, high results, total body exercise.

As a low impact walking exercise, Nordic Walking is something that can be done and enjoyed individually or as a group activity, anywhere a person can normally walk.

If you have any questions or issues with this session please contact [masked]

Silver Wednesday at Ashburton

Ashburton Hall & Park

Advanced booking is required - find out more on our website https://www.silverfit.org.uk/ashburton/

We currently have two sessions at Ashburton on Wednesdays. Activities as follows:

Activity 1: Yoga (indoor)
Activity 2: Nordic Walking (outdoor)
When: Wednesdays, meet at 9.15am for 9.30am start

Venue: Ashburton Hall, Lower Addiscombe Rd, Croydon CR0 6RX

Price: We are now charging £3 per session for Ashburton - payable in person on the day.

Past events (3,779)

Nordic Walking in Docklands

9 Maritime St

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