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Live Longer Better - Bedford

Live Longer Better - Bedford is a programme of exercise and physical activity sessions aimed at 60 year olds and over.

Please come along and join us at any of our sessions, no need to book, just turn up and pay cash on the day (except the bowling and the swimming which is card payment only).

Moving forward, If you would like to see an activity included in our program or to find out more information, please email Whilst we will consider all suggestions, we cannot guarantee to include them all.

Live an active live and stay healthy longer!

Live Longer Better activities 

Live Longer Better at various locations on specific dates. 

Date Time Activity Location Cost
Mondays from 5 September until 12 December
10 – 11am Exercise with Jane and Marion (hot drinks available after the class) Harpur Suite -  Bedford £3.50 (cash only)
Stay for both sessions and pay £6
Mondays from 5 September until 12 December    11:45am – 12:30pm Gentle dance with Maz, stretches and moves to some favourite tunes (seated or standing) Harpur Suite -  Bedford £3 (cash only)
Mondays from 5 September  12pm –
Gentle Stretch and Exercise with Marion – seating if required The Community Centre, 147 Church Lane, Goldington, Bedford, MK41 0PW £3 (cash only)
Mondays from 5 September
10.15 – 11:15am Gentle Swim - Fusion session, no lanes Kempston Pool, Hillgrounds, Kempston, MK42 8SZ £3 (card only)
Tuesdays from 6 September (for 6 weeks initially to gauge interest) 12:30pm – 1:30pm Gentle Aqua and Stretch - in small pool  Robinson Pool, Park Avenue, Bedford MK40 2JZ £3 (card only)
Thursdays ongoing 2:45pm – 3:45pm Gentle Swim - Fusion session, no lanes  Kempston Pool, Hillgrounds, Kempston, MK42 8SZ £3 (card only)
Thursdays from 8 September 5:45pm – 6:30pm Gentle Yoga - Tutor will wait by the door to direct you in. Parking available in Pure Gym car park Verve Wellness Studio, Bedford Heights, head towards Pure Gym (or the vaccination centre) the entrance to the studio is to the left of the vaccination centre £3 (card only)
Fridays starting 9 September (for 6 weeks initially to gauge interest) 1:45pm – 2:45pm Dance and Move to your favourite tunes - informal, fun dance and movement activity Clapham Village Hall, 118 Hight Street, Clapham, MK41 6BS £3 (cash only)
Fridays ongoing 11am – 12pm Tai Chi (mixed class for all ages)  John Bunyan Sports & Fitness, Mile Road, Bedford MK42 9TS £3 (card only)

Wednesdays at Bedford International Athletics Stadium

The activities in the below table will take place every Wednesday from 7 September to 14 December 2022.


We will meet in reception at: Bedford International Athletics Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9SB.


£3 for one activity or £5 for two sessions.

Date Time Activity Location
7 September – 14 December  12:30 - 1:30pm  Line Dancing with Mike  Upstairs room 
7 September – 14 December  2pm - 2:45pm Stretch, Strength & Balance with Camille Upstairs room 
7 September – 14 December  2:30pm - 3:30pm Table Tennis Sports Hall
Activities in the Sports Hall or elsewhere see below
7 September 2:30pm - 3:30pm Badminton & Boccia Sports Hall
14 & 21 September 2:30pm – 3:30pm Putting - meet Ciaran at the Kiosk in Russell Park at 2:30pm
 ( table tennis at the Athletics track as normal)
Russell Park - Embankment
28 September & 5 October 2:30pm – 3:30pm Short Tennis & Badminton Sports Hall
12 October 2:30pm – 3:30pm Walking Hockey & Curling Sports Hall
19 October 2:30pm – 3:30pm Walking Basketball or Boccia Sports Hall
26 October 2:30pm – 3:30pm Badminton & Archery Sports Hall
2 & 9 November 2:30pm – 3:30pm Short tennis (Coach from Riverside Tennis Club) Sports Hall
16 & 23 November 2:30pm – 3:30pm Badminton & curling Sports Hall
30 November & 7 December 2:30pm- 3:30pm Pickle Ball & Badminton Sports Hall
14 December 2:30pm – 3:30pm Christmas choice (must wear a silly hat!) Sports Hall

Tuesdays at John Bunyan Sports and Fitness Centre

The activities in the below table take place every Tuesday and will run from 6 September to 13 December 2022.

The session on 6 September will take place at the Bedford Athletics Track, Barkers Lane. Times will stay the same except for the Table Tennis which will be at 9:30am.


John Bunyan Sports and Fitness Centre, Mile Road, Bedford, MK42 9TS.


£3 for one activity or £5 for two sessions.

Time Activity Location
9:30am – 10:30am Walking Football Sports Hall
10am – 11am Stretch,, Strength & Balance Class with Camille  Small studio upstairs
10:40am – 11:30am Short Tennis / Badminton  Sports Hall
10:30am –  12:30pm Table tennis (not led - play your own games) Balcony
11:30am – 12:30pm Chair Yoga (session also be streamed online) Small studio upstairs