Starting new activities can sometimes be daunting, especially if you have existing medical conditions. However, Huntingdonshire District Council’s One Leisure Active Lifestyles Team offers specialist exercise classes for older adults and people with medical conditions.

The RightStart scheme offers a range of group exercise classes, including chair-based exercise, strength and balance classes and aerobic and circuit-style classes. Classes are fun, friendly and taught by qualified exercise professionals. All classes are suitable for people wanting to exercise for the first time or returning to exercise after a medical condition.

Councillor Robin Howe, whose executive responsibilities include One Leisure Active Lifestyles, said: "It’s great to know that there are a wide range of exercise classes aimed at improving the health and fitness of the older adults within our district. As well as the benefits of the exercise, exercising with others creates great social benefits too."

Classes are held weekly at various locations in Huntingdonshire and cost £3.50 per class. No pre-booking is required. If you are attending for the first time, please turn up 15 minutes before the start of the class to meet the instructor and complete a short health questionnaire. It is always advisable to check with a health professional before beginning any exercise programme.

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