Group exercise for seniors

Active Inner West Portal

Find an exercise program in your area

Active Inner West is a one-stop shop for all of the aquatic, sport and recreation activities run by or in partnership with Inner West Council. This portal provides a visual guide to the many sport and recreation offerings within the Inner West. Click here

Strength, balance and exercise programs

Find an exercise program in your area

Active & Healthy, Sydney Local Health District - You can use this website to identify exercise programs available in your local area. Search using your suburb: Click here

Healthy ageing with LiveUp and LifeCurve: The Australian Government offers access to a range of aged care services to support older people to stay independent for longer at home. LiveUp and LifeCurve are two online tools that can help you keep fit, well, and independent. Click here for more information. Take an easy online quiz to get personalised advice and see suggested services, exercise programs and support in your local area or online. Click here

Hannaford Community Centre - Rozelle 

Are you looking for fun and engaging activities to keep you healthy and busy? Look no further than the Hannaford Community Centre in Rozelle! Hannaford has a range of programs to suit everyone’s interests and needs. Click here for more information. 

Uniting Senior's Gym - Lilyfield 

Please note: The gym is currently at capacity. Waitlist available with 12month waiting period anticipated as at Oct 2024. Are you over the age of 65 and looking for a non-intimidating environment for your fitness journey? Stay active and social with our seniors' gym community. Build your strength and flexibility, manage your pain and improve your fitness. Offering: Fitness checks, exercise programs made especially for your needs, exercise activities that you can do on your own or in a group, using our equipment, tips for looking after injuries and helping them to heal, tips and help with lowering your risk of long-term health issues, general tips on how to stay healthy. Located at 1 Glover St, Lilyfield. For more information visit the Uniting Seniors Gym Lilyfield webpage or phone: 1800 864 846 or email:

Stepping On Falls Prevention Program

A free falls prevention program for people 65 years and older throughout the year. 7 weeks, 2 hours per week with follow up. Contact Trish Lynch on 9515 9063 Sydney Local health District on 9515 9805 or via email: or visit

Healthy and Active for Life

A free ten week program for people over 60 years of age. Online only.
For more information visit

Active Ageing Australia

Active Ageing Australia: Supporting active lives at any age: 

The Classics - Gentle Exercise for Seniors - Rubens Gym, Marrickville

Building Strength, Balance, Confidence and fitness. A 45 minute session with an expert trainer to regain some strength and co-ordination. We even give you the choice of the gyms music to play (classics). It is a program is to be informative and challenging but delivered in a non intimidating and fun way. If you don't use it, you lose it! A regular weekly session will work wonders for health. Only $10 pay on arrival. No membership necessary. Every Tuesday at 10:30am. Phone: 95691469 or email:
Web: Click here 

Ashbury Active Hearts 

Ashbury Active Hearts is a gentle exercise class for Over 50s which incorporates functional movement, strengthening, balance and coordination activities. Cost: $30 for 10 weeks or $5 casual. When: Tuesdays 2.30pm starting April 26. Program runs for 10 weeks during school terms. Cost: $30 per term/program. Classes also available in Campsie, Revesby and Riverwood. Contact Instructor – Michael Kline (Exercise Physiologist) 0438 823 882 Email: - or visit:

Free Seniors Exercise Class for over 65yrs

Get Up, Get Out and Get Active! Weekly group exercise class designed to help improve strength, balance, flexibility and mobility with a qualified instructor Marrickville Town Hall. 9am-10am and 10am-11am on Mondays during school terms. *CLASS CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY as at April 2023. Waitlist available. For enquiries please contact : Sydney Local Health District on 9515 1234 or email:

Daily Fuel Online

Daily Fuel is a LIVE and on-demand online program incorporating health, fitness and wellness for active over 50's. The program is recognised worldwide and links all the elements of healthy eating, education, safe and effective exercise and lifestyle activities to ensure your mental and health wellbeing. Train with friends and join and inspiring community. Access daily live workouts at 8am or access the class library and exercise at your own pace, in your own time on any smart device (smartphone, tablet, computer).  Paid membership offering a 10 day free trial. For more information go to:
Or phone Christy Simitzis - 0410 693 323.

Active and Fit, Rozelle 

A group exercise class for seniors run by SHARE at the Hannaford Community Centre, Rozelle. Mondays 9am-10am, $10 per class, bookings and term enrolment necessary. For more information contact SHARE on 8580 0628 or visit SHARE

Active Seniors

A fun filled low to moderate intensity class for non-exercisers, people at risk of heart disease and people returning to exercise from a cardiac event (post rehab). Active Seniors classes are held at all three of our major aquatic centres.

  • Cost: Please contact the centre for pricing
  • Where: Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre (LPAC), Mary Street, Lilyfield; Ashfield Aquatic Centre (AAC), 160 Elizabeth Street, Ashfield; and Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre (AKAC), Black Street, Marrickville
  • When: Find the current LPAC timetable here, the AAC timetable here, and the AKAC timetable here
  • Contact: 02 9392 5400

Seniors PCYC Programs 

PCYC offer an exciting mix of activities for people of all ages including seniors. Whether you are looking for a way to get fit, learn a new skill or make new friends, PCYC is the place for you! 

PCYC Marrickville (531 Illawarra Road, Marrickville) have a wide range of affordable sport, exercise and recreation activities for seniors including Tai Chi, Badminton, Pickleball, Walking Basketball, Table Tennis and Gentle Exercise. The full timetable of activities is available online and bookings can be made here.  NOTE: You will need to create an account/register in order to book a class. If you have any questions, access/support queries (including disability), require more information or have difficulty registering/booking a class please contact Christopher Marques (02) 9559 7722 or via email

Badminton at the DAB

Badminton shuttle

The Badminton Group at Debbie and Abbey Borgia (DAB) Centre is formed by a group of enthusiastic badminton players. Our members are of different ages and skill level. Our aims are meeting people, making friends, improving health and having fun.

  • Cost: $5 per session
  • Where: Debbie and Abbey Borgia Recreation Centre, 531 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
  • When: Wednesdays 10:30am-2:30pm and Sunday 5pm-7pm. Sessions run fortnightly.
  • Contact: Marrickville PCYC on 02 9559 7722 or visit the PCYC website

Tai chi

Hannaford Community Centre

  • Where: 608 Darling Street, Rozelle
  • When: Thursdays 9.15-10.15am 
  • Cost: $10
  • Contact: 02 9392 5869 or visit the Hannaford Community Centre webpage here
  • Open to Hannaford Members, 55+ years *Bookings essential 

Annandale Community Centre

  • Where: 79 Johnston Street, Annandale
  • When: Tuesday, 11.45am to 12.45pm
  • Contact: 02 8580 0628
  • Cost: $10 per class
  • To book a place call Share at 8580 0628 or email

Summer Hill Tai Chi Club

  • Where: In the park, maintaining 1.5 meters of distance
  • When: Wednesday, 9:00am
  • For more information and reservation please see the website link for Summer Hill Tai Chi Club

Australian Academy of Tai Chi and Qigong

  • Where: 686 Parramatta Road Croydon, NSW 2132
  • When: Monday- Friday
  • For more information please contact on (02) 9797 9355

Other Tai Chi classes run by SHARE:

Ashbury – Senior Citizen’s Centre
Thursday 9.00am

Ashfield – The Exodus Foundation
Friday 10:30am

Ashfield – Ashfield Park
Wednesday 10:00am

Burwood – Woodstock Community Centre
Thursday 10.00am (Subsidised by Burwood Council)

Dulwich Hill – Seniors Centre Intermediate
Friday 10.00am

Hurstville – Salvation Army Hall
Monday 9.30am

Leichhardt – All Souls Anglican Church
Tuesday 9.15am

Lewisham – Morton Park
Friday 9am

Marrickville – Enmore Park
Saturday 9am

Tempe – Kendrick Park
Monday 9am.

  • For more information or to book a place call Share on 8580 0628 or email

Table tennis

Volunteer led (indoor)

Ashfield and Haberfield
Practice your backhand and make new friends at this social table tennis group.
These free sessions are held in two locations during the week. No booking is required. Coordinated by volunteers. During COVID, please bring your own bat.

  • Where: Ashfield Civic Centre (Activity Room 3&4) – 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield - and now supported by CASS Care
  • When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30pm to 4pm
  • Contact CASS on: 9789 4584 
  • Where: Mervyn Fletcher Hall – opposite the Haberfield Library and Centre 81 Dalhousie Street, Haberfield
  • When: Thursdays from 9:30am to 12:30pm - just turn up - all year round.
  • Where: Meeting Room at Hannaford Community Centre –608 Darling St, Rozelle 2039
  • When: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
  • Must be a Hannaford Member ($10 yearly membership) and bookings are essential 9392 5869.
PCYC Marrickville

Run a range of affordable seniors programs including table tennis:

  • Where: 531 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville
  • When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11am-3pm and Sunday 3-8pm
  • Visit the PCYC website for more information and to book or call Ph: 9559 7722

Outdoor table tennis

  • Luna Apartments in Lewisham, just near the children's play area outside the Yanada Room on Hudson Street), provides space and a table for outside table tennis
  • Camperdown Oval has outdoor table tennis setup to play
More information

You can also contact Table Tennis NSW via their website or by phone at 02 8736 1266.


Yoga at Hannaford Community Centre - Rozelle

Traditional Hatha Yoga that fosters strength, balance and flexibility. Hatha Yoga is about balancing the body & mind and intended to create change. 'Ha' represents the sun and 'tha' the moon. Hatha classes involve a set of physical postures (yoga poses) and breathing techniques. These are typically practised more slowly than say a Vinyasa flow or Ashtanga class. Our instructors are deeply committed to modifying activities to suit class participants so that the practice is safe, effective and enjoyable. Suitable for beginners and those with previous yoga experience.

  • (IYENGAR Yoga) Mondays 3:00pm-4:15pm with Jean Leow
  • Tuesdays 8.45 to 10am with Janet Statham
  • Wednesday Yoga 8:30-9:45 with Paul Cordeiro
  • Wednesday Yoga 10am-11:15 with Kerri Hogarth
  • Friday Yoga 8am-9am with Paul Cordeiro

Cost: $10 per class + $10 annual centre membership. New members (and anyone who previously attended but has not been participating recently) please call the office before attending due to large class numbers. Bookings are essential. Contact 9392 5869.

Yoga To Go Studio - Petersham

Yoga For Seniors 60+. Yoga for Seniors follows the classical Iyengar Yoga method which can be appropriately adapted to meet the needs of seniors by use of props and modifications. Special consideration is given to limited mobility, joint problems, specific to the needs of students etc. Classes are ideal for those with no previous experience with yoga and for those that have previous experience and are conducted in a supportive and caring environment.

Classes are available In-Person & Online
Tuesday 10am to 11am In-Person
Tuesday 11:30am to 12.30am Online
Thursday 10am to 11am In-Person NEW CLASS STARTING 2 JUNE 2 2022
Thursday 11:30am to 12.30am Online
Bookings are essential and can be made online: or via the studio on 02 9569 0870 or prior to attending class

Class cost $15 per visit

Marrickville Yoga Centre - Marrickville

Have two Foundations classes on their timetable that are highly suitable for older students or those with straightforward injuries. Monday at 7.30pm and Saturday at 10am. These classes are taught by very experienced Yoga Therapy teachers. They are a bit slower-paced and feature lots of props to help modify and support those with stiffer bodies etc. They are called Foundations for this reason, rather than a Seniors class, but they have a lot of senior students in these classes. They also offer concession rates for low-income earners/pensioners/concession card holders etc. Simon and Hasu are more than happy to chat with you to discuss these classes, they can also explain a little about Yoga Therapy too and what they offer at The Centre – 9569 1776 -

For more information visit: visit:

Living Flow Yoga - Ashfield

Encourages people of all ages to give yoga a go at Living Flow Yoga. Beginners classes are a good place to start for people of 55years - The team at Living Flow Yoga just recommend each participant inform the teacher that they are new to yoga. (Same goes for any injuries!) This way each teacher can suggest alternative poses and provide support. For more information please visit:

Half Moon Yoga - Addison Road 

Yoga provides many benefits especially as we get older. It is important to build and maintain strength, flexibility and balance so one can continue to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.  Half Moon Yoga is a not-for-profit, community-based Iyengar yoga studio located in Addison Road Community Centre. We offer a welcoming, unpretentious and inclusive space to practise yoga and to help you improve your wellbeing. There are specific classes suitable for seniors, beginners, those with age-related chronic conditions and those coming back from a long break.  Both casual and term classes are available.  Free parking on-site with wheelchair accessibility. Come along and try a class!
Thursday 10.30am-11.30am Seniors & Gentle class
Friday 9.00am-10.00am Gentle class

Bookings are essential.  For more information, visit
Contact us at or 0403 047 064

Addison Road Community Centre
Building 16b/142 Addison Rd next to Fair Trade Emporium facing the car park
Marrickville NSW 2204 

Walking groups

Visit the Heart Foundation website link:

Enmore Energisers

Tuesdays, 8am

Annandale Community Centre

Wednesdays, 9am

Leichhardt Walk for Health

Mondays, 8.30am

Road Scholars - Hannaford Community Centre

Turn a leisurely bout of exercise into an enjoyable social occasion. Join in volunteer led walks around the Inner West and further afield. 2nd Monday & 4th Thursday of each month. Contact Hannaford Centre staff on 9392 5869. 

Exercise classes for Parkinson's disease

PD Warrior® at Royal Rehab in Petersham

Royal Rehab in Petersham run the PD Warrior® program, an exercise therapy designed to enhance movement in order to make everyday activities easier. Their exercise classes are tailored to each individual and delivered by certified PD Warrior® clinicians. This therapy is high energy and stimulating for both body and brain. Their Parkinson’s program can either be their Day-Only Program which is covered by private health insurance and consists of 2-3 therapies of different allied health disciplines, whereas the PD Warrior class in the Keep Moving Program is an outpatient only exercise class (i.e., no referral needed) specific for Parkinson’s disease. View electronic brochure 1 here (PDF 1.5MB) and brochure 2 here (PDF 788.4KB). And click here for more information. 

Dance for Parkinson's in Rozelle

Specialized dance classes accompanied by live music for people with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, family members and friends.  Professional teaching artists integrate movement from modern, ballet, tap, folk and social dancing, and choreographic repertory to engage participants’ minds and bodies and create an enjoyable, social environment for artistic exploration. Because Dance for PD focuses on the aesthetic movement of dance rather than acting as therapy,  participants in class are encouraged to approach movement like dancers rather than as patients. Dance for PD classes provide a social environment for participants to interact with other community members, and to share a positive, stimulating activity together with their partners. Participants report that the classes boost their confidence levels, transform their attitudes about living with a chronic illness, and help them manage some of the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. 

  • Where: Hannaford Community Centre, Rozelle 
  • When: Thursdays 12-1pm
  • Contact: Cathie Goss - 0414 067 045 or via email 

Visit Dance for Parkinson's for more information and other available classes. As seen in the ABC series 'Keep on Dancing' - click here


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Page last updated: 28 Sep 2023