Our Programme

Our programme includes a wide range of activities. Here is the class schedule for Spring 2024

Spring Courses start Monday 22nd of January 2024
MONDAY
Pilates 1
10:30 – 11:30
Studio 1
Dance to Fitness
11:30 – 12:30
Studio 1
Croquet / *Boules
13:30 – 15:30
Newbridge
Bridge
10:30 – 12:00
Portable cabin
Spanish Intermediate
16:00 – 17:00
Portable cabin
TUESDAY
Singing & Music
11:15 – 12:30
Studio 2
Sit & Get Fit
11:00 – 12:00
Studio 1
French
9:45 – 11:00
Portable cabin
Yoga
12:30 – 13:30
Studio 1
*Indoor Mat Bowls & *Table Tennis
15:15 – 16:45
Sports Hall
Mens Shed – Croquet / *Boules
10:00 – 13:00
Newbridge
WEDNESDAY
Tai Chi
10:30 – 11:30
Studio 1
Chair Yoga
11:30 – 12:30
Studio 1
Croquet / *Boules
13:30 – 15:30
Newbridge
Art
11:00 – 13:00
Portable cabin
 *Games / ACORN Computers
13:45 – 15:00
Library
Beginners Spanish
16:00 – 17:00
Portable Cabin
THURSDAY
Pilates 2
10:30 – 11:30
Studio 1
Pilates 3
11:30 – 12:30
Studio 1
Stronger for Longer Early Bird
09:30 – 10:30
Studio 2
Stronger for Longer 1
10:30 – 11:30
Studio 2
Stronger for Longer 2
11:30 – 12:30
Studio 2
Pickleball
15:15 – 16:45
Sports Hall
Croquet / *Boules
10:00 – 13:00
Newbridge
FRIDAY
Yoga
12:15 – 13:15
Studio 1
Photography
11:00 – 12:00
Library

Classes Marked with an asterix* are free, but numbers may be limited. You need to register for them to secure your place

Our Spring 2024 Classes

Arts and crafts

ART

Art class is a place to relax while enjoying your creative work – which in turn inspires each other’s creativity.

Boules

BOULES

This is an outdoor game that is so popular in France and is taking hold in Ireland. This is now available in Newbridge.

Senior People Playing Cards

CHESS / CARDS / BOARDGAMES

Social afternoon session. Join in a game or bring along one to play and for others to learn. Chat is encouraged when appropriate.

Singing

SINGING & MUSIC

Develops and strengthens the voice and delivers the joy of communal singing. Strengthens the voice and delivers the joy of communal singing.

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BOWLING

Indoor short mat bowls. Players score points by rolling a bowl along a flat surface to gain as many shots as possible by getting their bowls nearest to the ‘jack’ and outscore their opponents.

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CHAIR YOGA

Is a gentle and excellent way to loosen and stretch muscles, improve circulation and reduce stress. This is a wonderful option for anyone with impaired mobility or a wheelchair user.

CROQUET

CROQUET

A very popular game played with a mallet and ball-equipment is provided. This is played on the historic croquet lawn in Newbridge House.

Learning French for Seniors

FRENCH

Intermediate class building on regular usage of common verbs, and expanding vocabulary – all with an emphasis on practice. Beginners class will be subject t0 numbers.

Pilates

PILATES

A form of exercise that focuses on balance, posture, strength and flexibility, targeting the glutes, pelvic floor and lower spine.

Tai Chi

TAI CHI

We are offering a Yang style beginners’ form of Tai Chi where there are thirteen postures in the form. We warm up with Chi Gung exercises and some mobility and balance work.

Table Tennis

TABLE TENNIS

Exactly what it says on the tin!

Stronger for Longer

STRONGER 4 LONGER

Physiotherapist led to work on: Strength – light weights and resistance bands; Aerobic fitness – work heart and lungs; Balance – decrease the risk of falls; Core and pelvic floor- for lower backs and leaks!; Bone Health – weight bearing and resistance exercises to strengthen bones.

Chair Yoga

SIT & GET FIT

Dynamic chair exercise programme that improves mobility, strength and flexibility in a safe, effective and functional way. Suitable for all exercise levels and those with reduced mobility.
Active Age Yoga

YOGA

Traditional yoga mat practice with a finishing relaxation pose.

Speaking Spanish

SPANISH

Learning Spanish as a foreign language in a relaxed atmosphere.

Suitable for Upper beginners / Intermediate (A2/B1)

Beginners class available now available too

Active Age for All Pickleball

PICKLEBALL

An indoor game. combination of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton. It uses a simplified combination of tennis rules and strategies.

Photography classes for Seniors

PHOTOGRAPHY

Using any kind of camera and mobile phone. Making the most of your creativity and learn how to manage your photographic files.

Acorn Tablet Training

COMPUTERS

This class is for those who don’t have any experience or just a little experience using a tablet computer. The ACORN was designed to make using a tablet computer much easier for older people.

Please Note, the number of members that can attend a class may be limited. You need to register for them to secure your place