Get Active with Agewell!

Older people across Sandwell have plenty of opportunity to stay
healthy and active, thanks to Agewell

More than 25 Agewell exercise classes are currently running across the borough, suitable for a range of abilities and specifically designed with people aged 50 and above in mind.

One of the most recent additions to the programme is a new Pilates class at Portway Lifestyle Centre in Oldbury, run by Postural Stability Instructor Alison Pickering.

Alison launched the class, which runs every Thursday from 9.15am to 10am  as a pilot project to see what the uptake would be and she’s delighted with the response “The new Pilates class is already attracting between 12 and 15 people every week” Alison explains. 

“Some of them have come from other Agewell classes and are looking for something new to try and others have simply come through the door and liked it!  Several people have said that they find going to other Pilates classes a bit daunting because they’re often in the evening, when it’s more difficult to get out of the house.  They can also feel uncomfortable if everyone is younger.

“I think we’ve definitely proved that there’s a demand for Pilates classes for older people in our community”

If you’re interested in finding an exercise class close to you, call Agewell on 0121 796 9333 or email