Get Active 50+

Get Active 50+ in Woking

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Woking Borough Council in partnership with Active Surrey and Surrey County Council Public Health Team has launched Get Active 50+ For longer, healthier, happier lives, funded by Sport England for people aged 50 or over.

The project aims to improve health amongst older adults across the county following the revelation that 40% of adults in Surrey do not achieve the CMO recommendations of 150 minutes physical activity per week. With almost one in four adults deemed physically inactive. In other words, they don't do 30 minutes of physical activity per week.

Active Surrey and its partners have developed a programme of sports and physical activities which appeal to the older adults with good reach to both men and women. Activities on offer include swimming, movement and dance, tennis, bowls, badminton, cricket, jogging, seated exercise, table tennis, squash and disability sports.

Sport England support

This project is one of over 40 projects to secure a share in 8.2 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England. Encouraging people to give sport a go, the fund empowers local communities to reach out to people who for one reason or another don't exercise. Announcing the funding, Sport England Director of Community Sport, Mike Diaper, said: "It's great to be working with innovative projects like this one in Surrey, which offer more people the chance to get active in a way that suits them best. Given the overwhelming benefits of being active, its important that age, gender, or income never prevents anyone from taking part."

How to get involved in Woking

Activity

Where and when? How to sign up
Badminton -six week essentials course

Woking Leisure Centre, GU22 9BA

Tuesdays 7pm - 8pm from 5 Sept

Call Freedom Leisure on 01483 771122 or email wokinglc@freedom-leisure.co.uk
Bowls Various clubs across Woking Please see a list of local bowls clubs here.
Jogging - couch to 5k

Sheerwater Recreation Ground, GU21 5QS

Starting Monday 25th September 12pm

Call Freedom Leisure on 01483 771122 or email wokinglc@freedom-leisure.co.uk for more details10 for 10 weeks
Disability sport - boccia

The Vyne Centre, Broadway, GU21 2SP

Mondays 11am-12pm

Call Gillian Waine on 01483 743558 or email Gill.waine@woking.gov.ukFREE
Disability sport - boccia

St Mary's Centre, KT14 7LZ

Thursdays 1.30pm - 2.30pm, starts 18 May

Call Jonny Moles on 01483 743877 or email Jonathan.Moles@woking.gov.ukFREE
Walking football

Woking Leisure Centre, GU22 9BA

Tuesdays 10am-11.30am

Fridays 10am – 11.30am

Call 01483 743804 or email sports@woking.gov.uk 2.50 per session
Swimming - adult be a swimmer - x 2 eight week courses

Pool in the Park, GU22 9BA

Starts Tues 5 September 9.30am - 10.15am

Weds 6 September 7.30pm-8.15pm

Call Freedom Leisure on 01483 771122 or email wokinglc@freedom-leisure.co.uk28 for eight weeks, includes coffee and cake at each session.Choice of time and day that suits you.
Exercise and dance - Female only Yoga

Alpha Road Pavilion, Maybury, GU22 8HA

Tuesdays 10am - 11am and 11.45am - 12.45pm

Call 01483 743804 or email sports@woking.gov.uk
Exercise and dance - various Surrey Adult Learning Centre, GU22 9PE Please click here for further details and the Woking brochure with a list of all local courses is available here.
Exercise and dance - The Fitness League

Old Woking Community Centre, GU22 9AT

Wednesday's 1pm-2pm

Call Alison Howard on 01256 327014 or email ah.fitnessleague@gmail.com
Squash

Woking Leisure Centre, GU22 9BA

Sunday 5-5.45pm or 5.45 - 6.30pm

Call Freedom Leisure on 01483 771122 or email wokinglc@freedom-leisure.co.uk2.50 per session
CageCricket

The Vyne Community Centre, Broadway, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2SP

Wednesdays 3.15pm-4.15pm, 20 September to 15 November (excl. 11 and 25 October)

Call 01483 743804 or email sports@woking.gov.uk to register your interest
Tennis Woking Park Tennis Courts (Courts 3-5), Kingfield Road, GU22 9BASat 10am - 11am To book a place please visit the Woking Park Tennis website.3 per session

Further details

The official Get Active 50+ flyer is available here.

Adult Learn to Swim Poster

Further details for the other sports will be available soon. For more information please email Matt Glazier at matthew.glazier@woking.gov.uk or call 01483 743804. For further details about the countywide project please visit http://www.activesurrey.com/over50s.