Exercise for over 50s

The New Age Games programme

New Age Games is a sport and physical activity programme for Hackney residents aged 50 and over.

It can help you increase the amount of exercise you do and sustain it, contributing to a healthy lifestyle.

The New Age Games summer 2023 programme returns in May 2023. We will share further details here soon.

To attend a session you must be:

  • a Hackney resident
  • aged 50 plus
  • registered to the scheme
  • follow the user guidance


New participants or people whose details have changed must register:


If you have any underlying health concerns which may be made worse with exercise, please speak to your health professional prior to participating.

Participant guidance

Familiarise yourself with the attached guidance. As we continue to develop our post-lockdown operation, we continually review our compliance with Covid-19 secure guidance. 

View guidance (google doc).


View timetable (PDF 507kb).

New Age Games tennis session with Hackney Tennis

View tennis session details and structure (google doc).

Cycle training

Find out about our free cycle training.


Online classes

The current term of online classes started 13 September 2022

Online sessions must be booked and are first come first served.


Tuesday, 10am-11am

Instructor: Penny

How to book onto an online class

If you’re a new participant, please register:


You must register by Thursday to be considered for the class on the following Tuesday.

Please also complete the virtual session booking form:

Virtual session booking form

If you’ve already taken part in the New Age Games you only need to complete the virtual session booking form. 

Exercise videos

See our videos of exercises to help you stay active.

Digital skills and buddies project in Hackney

Hackney residents can find help with their devices by visiting our digital skills page for video how-to guides.

There’s also a digital buddy programme which is a new social connection and support project we’re piloting in Hackney.


  • Aerobic and tone (a varied aerobic workout to music using dyna bands to improve strength, flexibility and endurance)
  • Badminton
  • Chair-based activity (gently builds up your activity levels without putting strain on your arms, legs or hips. Suitable for people who’ve had back, knee or hip surgery, mobility problems, arthritis, osteoporosis or have very low fitness levels).
  • Fit to tone (a varied aerobic fitness workout to music, focusing on improving strength, endurance and flexibility)
  • Fusion a mix of Pilates, yoga and strengthening exercises
  • Gym
  • Music movers (aerobic movement with freestyle group exercise and fitness routines)
  • Pilates 
  • Soca aerobics
  • Tennis (indoor and outdoor)
  • Water aerobics
  • Yoga

See fitness classes for more activities including our One You community-based fitness classes.

Case studies

Find out how the New Age Games programme has helped Hackney residents:

Page updated on: 27 March 2023

Physical Activity


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