Exercise & Wellbeing

logo PNG Image 2Exercise has been proven to aid both physical and mental wellbeing, here at the centre we recognize those benefits and offer some gentle exercise options for our members to get involved in.

 ‘Taitastics’

We provide Gentle Tai Chi / Qi Gong Classes. Tai Chi and QiGong are exercises of slow controlled movements using arms, legs, hands and feet, in co-ordination with the mind and breathing. Movements are easy to follow and no special clothing or equipment is required. Classes are open to everyone and no previous experience is needed. Movements can be seated if preferred. Please wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes.

The benefits Tai Chi/Qi Gong can:

  • Improve circulation
  • Calm your mind
  • Help you to relax
  • Make you more supple
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Eliminate mood imbalances
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Improve general wellbeing and health

Classes are held at Naughton Fields, Liverpool Road, Widnes on Fridays, a beginners class is held between 12:30pm–1:30pm and the more advanced “next steps” class runs from 2pm to 3pm, classes are priced at just £3 per week.

‘Stepping Out’ Walking group

We provide a friendly informal walking group designed to provide gentle exercise whilst socialising. All walks are led by trained walk leaders who are First Aid trained. All walk routes are assessed for risks to ensure safe enjoyable walks. Walkers of all levels are very welcome as our leaders are trained to support participants of all abilities from stroll to stride!  Walks take place from March until October and are usually on the first Tuesday of the month.

The benefits Walking can:

  • Make you feel good
  • Give you more energy
  • Help you to sleep better
  • Help to reduce stress
  • Help to keep your heart strong
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Help to manage weight

The walking group usually meet at the Centre in Alforde Street at 10:30am. Places need to be booked so please contact us to book your place and for further details.  The Walking Groups usually finishes sessions with a stop for refreshments (which is optional) so it’s a great opportunity to get some gentle exercise followed by a nice meal and stimulating conversation.

n.b. Some of our services such as exercise classes and art activities have a small fee.