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Exercise classes
and courses

Centre Activities


Church Groups
and Activities


This information has been compiled taking every care to ensure its accuracy. If you find that any of this information is incorrect or out of date, please contact NHS Guildford and Waverley CCG:

01483 405 450




Stay fit and well by taking regular exercise.


 Move It or Lose It Fitness Class – Guildford

Fitness exercise classes for 50+ incorporating Flexibility, Aerobic, Balance and Strength. A good 'top to toe' workout which can be tailored to your needs and can be done either sitting, with chair support or free standing. Challenging enough for people with a good level of fitness and yet gentle enough for those who may not have done any exercise for a while as exercise can be adapted to suit the individual.

Mondays 13.30pm – 14.30pm   Thursdays 10.30am – 11.30am
Millmead Centre, Guildford Baptist Church (Saint Nicholas Church whilst Guildford Baptist Church is being refurbished) 

Mondays 10.30am – 11.30am   Thursdays 2.30pm – 3:30pm
Fairlands Community Centre, Fairlands, Worplesdon

Wednesdays 10.30am – 11.30am
Guildford United Reformed Church, Portsmouth Road, Guildford

07831 762166 (Michele de Casanove)


 Better Balance Exercise Class

A class to help you feel stronger and more steady, improve your balance and increase your confidence for everyday activities. OTAGO is an evidence-based programme of exercise dedicated to helping maintain and improve muscle strength and balance, which is crucial to reducing risk of falls and staying independent. The class is followed by tea or coffee afterwards.

Wednesdays 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Guildford United Reformed Church, Portsmouth Road, Guildford, GU2 4BS

Thursdays 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Fairlands Community Centre, Fairlands, Worplesdon

07831 762 166 (Michele de Casanove)


  Move it or Lose it Fitness Class

Fitness exercise classes for 50+ incorporating Flexibility, Aerobic, Balance and Strength. A good 'top to toe' workout which can be tailored to your needs and can be done either sitting, with chair support or free standing. Challenging enough for people with a good level of fitness and yet gentle enough for those who may not have done any exercise for a while as exercise can be adapted to suit the individual. £5 per class.

Tuesdays 10.30am – 11.30am
Wonersh Memorial Hall, 10 Lawnsmead, Wonersh, Guildford, GU5 0PQ
07768 922 641 (Anna Pritchard)


 OTAGO Strength and Balance Class

Research has shown that those who adhere to the programme have improved their overall strength and balance alongside the psychosocial aspect as well through these structured support sessions/classes that are progressive. This class is for people who can stand up from a chair independently and stand unsupported for up to 5 minutes.

Mondays 11.30am – 12.30pm (10 week programme)
The Spike, Warren Road, Guildford

07850 779 482 (Diana Rang)



Based on great physical exercise, yoga and movement, FLexercise helps to improve posture, balance, strength and increase energy levels. If you want a class that develops with you in a fun and friendly environment, this is the perfect class for you.

This class is suitable for everyone but geared to the older person. Adaptations are made so that everyone can join in all the time. Opportunity to improve balance, body alignment, stamina, mobility and have fun.

1. Minimum participant age 50 Maximum participant age 90

Wednesdays 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Jacobs Well Village Hall, Jacobs Well Road, Guildford, GU4 7PD

2. Minimum participant age 18 Maximum participant age 85

Mondays 7.15pm – 8.15pm
St Peter's RC School, Horseshoe Lane East, Merrow, GU1 2TN

01256 327014 (Alison Howard)



Paracise is a great form of gentle exercise to music. It's beneficial for co-ordination, balance, and general mobility and it's great for the endorphins! Everyone leaves a class smiling! There is no floor work so it suits those who have difficulty in getting up and down. All abilities welcome, No pre-booking required, £5 per session.

Mondays 10.30am
Shalford Village Hall, Shalford

07711 339072 (Neila Gibson)


Tuesdays 11.30am - 12.30pm
Fairlands Community Centre, Guildford
Tuesdays 13.45pm - 14.45pm
Onslow Village Hall, Guildford

07850 779 482 (Diana Rang)



A low level Pilates class that will work through the whole body, strengthening and stretching. There is a strong emphasis on balance exercises and overall posture. The ages range from late 50’s to 90, both male and female.

Tuesdays 10.30am
West Clandon British Legion Club

Wednesdays 10.30am
St Catherine’s Village Hall, Chestnut Ave, Guildford

Thursdays 10.30am
East Horsley Village Hall

07900 242 440 (Jill Thornton)



Are you starting to feel those aches in your joints? Starting to realise you are slower off the step? As you move towards your fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties your function needs to be specifically maintained to ensure an active and rewarding lifestyle.

The WiseFit programme includes:

• Medical, lifestyle, nutrition, and fitness assessment
• 3 one-to-one coaching sessions and 3 small group training sessions
• High end personal training and premium small group training
• Different levels of functional fitness with specially-designed workouts that can be tailored right to your abilities and specific needs

01483 574 400
Turn Fit, Blenheim House, 1-2 Bridge Street, Guildford, GU1 4RY


 Exercise & Socialise

A seated, full body work out exercise class, tailored to your needs followed by a cuppa and a chat. Cost £7 per session, including refreshments.

The instructors have 20+ years of experience and are certified in yoga, pilates, personal training, neuro developmental movement programmes, care for seniors, moving and handing risk assessments and exercise for specialist populations and those with parkinsons, MS, arthritis, osteoporosis. Those who are rehabilitating and those who want to keep healthy are all welcome. The instructors are there to guide and help during the class encouraging you to go at your own pace and making sure that you are safe.

07540 139 602 (Lesley Ann)
07771 577 687 (Lou)
Lord Pirbright Hall, Pirbright, GU24 0JE


 FaME - Stronger for Longer

This is an evidence-based functional strength and balance training class that will improve your muscle strength, power, balance, and confidence in your ability to do the activities you want, to live a more active life. The programme lasts for 50 weeks, and is split in to three stages:

1.   Skilling up (weeks 1-11): where we work on starting to improve flexibility, strength, balance and confidence. Duration:  45 minutes 
2.  Training Gains (weeks 12 – 34): where you will see significant improvements in strength, power, dynamic balance and endurance, and we learn to get on and off of the floor. We also start learning some Tai Chi moves.  Duration: 60 – 75 minutes 
3.  Maintaining the Gains (weeks 35 – 50): this is where you will notice that you are able to move and do activities you have not done for a long time. Duration: 75 – 90 minutes.

People whom the class is most beneficial for, have:

• felt concerned or even frightened of falling
• felt wobbly / unsteady or off-balance on their feet
• fallen – whether you hurt yourself or not
• osteopenia / osteoporosis or a family history of either of these
• osteoarthritis

The class is led by a qualified physiotherapist with extended training specifically in strength and balance in older people, falls prevention and FaME, and a physiotherapy assistant. Each participant will have an hour-long initial assessment to ascertain their baseline strength and balance status. Cost per class is £12.

Tuesdays 11.00am - 12.00pm
07456 641 356 (Kim)
Surrey Hills Rehab, Unit 61, Smithbrook Kilns, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8JJ


 Fairland’s Walking Group

An extremely friendly, privately run walking and social group. Different pace walks from 15 to 30 minutes up to 60 and a once monthly 90 minute session. After the walk there is an optional social in the clubhouse for teas/coffees/food. 

The group organises other events such as theatre outings once a month, with or without lunch. A Monday walk with lunch, car sharing available. Non-serious putting competitions at Merrist Wood with lunch, and if the weather is bad there will be a fun quiz instead. Breaks away to various places.

There is no charge for the walks or putting/quizzes, but non-compulsory donations to Macmillan Cancer Support are welcome.

Monday lunch times
Wednesdays 9.45am (for a 10.00am start)
01483 235 695
Merrist Wood Golf Club car park


 Go50 Walking

If you've often thought about going for a walk, but had no one to go with, then this could be for you. There'll always be someone at the starting point to greet you and lead the walk, and there is no need to book, just turn up. The lengths of the walk vary from approximately 3.5 miles upwards to approximately 12 miles. All activities are free, but a suggested donation of £2.00 would be very welcome towards maintaining the Go50 programme.

01483 503 414


 Shalford Walk Group

60 minute fast and slower walks along the River Wey, towards The Chantries.

Wednesdays 9.45am (for a 10.00am start)
07714 821 159 (Georgina)
Seahorse Inn, Shalford Road


 Boxgrove Walk Group

60 minute fast and slower walks along the River Wey, towards The Chantries.

Mondays 9.45am (for a 10.00am start)
07554 423010 (Annelize)
Collingwood Crescent


 Spectrum Leisure Centre

Leisure Centres offer fun and social ways for people to keep fit and healthy. They provide a variety of sessions specifically for older people including falls prevention and strength and balance. Activities on offer will vary between individual leisure centres.

The Live Well exercise classes are specialist exercise sessions to keep you active and improve endurance, strength, balance and flexibility.

01483 443 322


 Walking Basketball

Walking basketball is low impact, great cardio and a lot of fun.

Thursdays 11.30am - 12.30pm  Fridays 12.00pm - 1.00pm
07810 122 389
Surrey Sports Park




Park Barn Social Centre, Guildford

Park Barn Social Centre is for people aged over 55 and live within the borough. It offers an opportunity for you to meet friends and socialise in a welcoming environment.

There are various services and activities available which include chiropody, hairdressing, themed quiz, bingo, arts and crafts, line dancing, pool/snooker, exercise classes and games.

 01483 458 055




Social interaction is good for our brain health and can help if you are feeling lonely or isolated. There are different ways to meet people in your community such as social groups and activities.


 Community Angels

Community Angels is a befriending project for vulnerable adults of any age. This may include those who face loneliness, isolation, illness or other personal difficulties. Volunteers visit people in their homes, providing companionship and support to reconnect with the local community.

07825 799 309


 Café Culture

Get to know others who live in your area and enjoy a weekly get-together and chat in a friendly environment by joining one of our weekly Café Culture groups. Anyone aged 50+ is welcome and no booking is required - just come along. People are welcome to come on their own or bring a carer or family members.

01483 503 414


Men in Sheds

Men in Sheds is a traditional leisure activity located in Ash. It allows men to socialise, make new friends and learn new skills. The main shed activity is woodworking, which is carried out in a well-equipped workshop, and includes hand tools, portable power tools and small machines.

01483 503 414


Computer Drop in Centre

Would you like to find information on the internet, shop online securely, send and receive emails or research family history? A friendly and experienced team of volunteers will help you to learn and improve your computer skills.

01483 503 414


 Guildford Cathedral Coffee Concerts

The Cathedral host a series of daytime Coffee Concerts, featuring a variety of musical performers from solo instrumentalists to large choirs and catering for a wide range of musical tastes.

 monthly (various dates)


Guildford Quilters, Albury Village Hall

A friendly group who share patchwork and quilting experience. At each meeting you can expect tea, coffee, cake and a friendly welcome.


Knit and Natter Guildford, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Cafe, Guildford

A friendly group who enjoy knitting or crocheting together while having a chat and a coffee. New members are always welcome, whether experienced knitters or just setting out on learning a new skill, group resources available to get you started.

 Tuesdays 10.30am – 12.00pm
01483 822 440 (Val Brayne)


U3A Guildford

U3A (University of the Third Age) is a group of retired and semi-retired people who come together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment.

If you’re wondering what we mean by the third age - it is a time after you have finished working full-time or raising your family and have time to pursue your interests or just try something new.

U3A has a ‘university’ of members who draw upon their knowledge and experience to teach and learn from each other but there are no qualifications to pass, it is just for pleasure. Learning is its own reward.

A typical U3A will be home to many activity groups covering hundreds of different subjects.

The Guildford U3A has more than 110 groups. To find out more about what groups are available, please visit their website.

07759 021326 (Sue Watson, Membership Secretary)


 West Horsley Wheel of Care

West Horsley Wheel of Care is there to help any person residing in the parish of West Horsley who is in need of assistance with transport and activities.

They have regular, friendly activities such as Scrabble, Movement to Music (keep fit), a weekly seated dance exercise class and a monthly Film Club. Please call the Duty Officer for further information and/or if you require assistance with transport to any of the clubs. Refreshments are served at all four clubs and you are ensured a warm welcome.

01483 281 703 (Monday to Friday 10.00am – 12.00pm)




The Diocese of Guildford

The Community Connectors project supports older and vulnerable people in the community to stay well and live fulfilled lives. Community Connectors act as a two-way communications channel to make you aware of the services and support available.

The Neighbourhood Connections project is a service for all residents of Guildford and Horsley. It provides a listening ear, information and advice about local support and activities, all tailored to the needs of the individual. This may include transport, groups, household help, statutory services and many other areas.

01483 790 300


Church of the Holy Spirit, New Inn Lane, Burpham

A drop in group for people in the Burpham community (mainly over 60's). Join in with trips and other fun activities.

01483 565 605


Emmanuel Church, Shepherds Lane, Stoughton

Various social activities take place such as pensioners lunch, men’s groups and women’s groups.

01483 561 603


St Francis and St Clare's Church, Guildford

Drop in café, craft in company, men’s breakfast club plus other social activities.

01483 301 349


Guildford United Reformed Church, Church Hall

Coffee mornings, lunch club, film club, walking group, bowls club, tea and dance session plus other social events.

01483 538515


The Parish of Holy Trinity and St Mary's Guildford

Coffee morning with cake, flower arranging, lunch club, walking group plus other social events.

01483 567 716


Westborough United Reformed Church, Westborough, Guildford

Coffee morning with cake and socialising, Film Club plus other social activities.

01483 578842


Guildford Park Church, Guildford Park Road

Coffee morning with cake and socialising. Make new friends. There is a different activity each week, as well as a short talk.

01483 853 994 


Merrow Methodist Church, Bushy Hill Drive

Lunch club, women’s fellowship groups, plus other activities.

01483 537 655


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