Support and Inclusivity at Wickwoods
At Wickwoods, we understand that beginning or returning to an exercise routine can be daunting. But we want to be on hand to remove any hesitations or concerns you may have. Our classes and programmes are designed to be adaptable to different fitness levels and abilities, so everyone is welcome. Health and wellness have no limitations.
Our knowledgeable instructors provide individual guidance and support to help you gain strength, flexibility and balance at your own pace. Whether you're looking for gentle postnatal exercise classes, exercise classes for seniors or general keep fit classes, Wickwoods has it all.
New Member Support
For those new to a gym and fitness class environment, our comprehensive fitness reward journey aims to make every member feel comfortable and supported when starting their wellness journey with us.
Keep Fit Classes for the over 50's
New members often ask if we offer classes targeted towards their age group, such as keep fit classes for over 50s. Our classes are thoughtfully designed to support members across all life stages, experiences and fitness levels. Your goals and fitness levels are personal and unique to you. Our diverse range of classes and supportive training environment allow you to find activities that fit your lifestyle and help you maintain lifelong health.
We pride ourselves on our inclusive culture and strive to make every member feel welcome.
Injury Recovery and Mobility
For members with limited mobility or who are recovering from injury, we offer several classes that may be suitable to help you meet your fitness goals in a safe, low-impact environment. We have various classes to guide you through gentle stretches and poses designed to increase flexibility, including a variety of Yoga, Qi Gong and Tai Chi classes. We advise talking to a member of our health & fitness coaches if you are effected by your mobility or you’re recovering from an injury*.
*At Wickwoods, your health and safety are our top priority. While our classes can support injury recovery and limited mobility, you must take medical advice before starting any new exercise regime or program. The instructors at Wickwoods are not licensed medical professionals, so we cannot provide recommendations regarding your specific injury rehabilitation or mobility restrictions. Your doctor or physical therapist can help determine if you have any limitations or precautions related to exercise. Our personal trainers can work with you within the guidelines provided by your medical team. The health and wellbeing of our members are our top concern, so we always encourage speaking to a doctor before participating in classes after an injury or with limited mobility.
Exercise Classes for Seniors
We offer classes such as Restorative Pilates, Yoga & Meditation and Stretch & Mobility which are great for recent retirees and seniors looking to establish a regular exercise regime. These classes focus on building strength, flexibility and balance at an appropriate and accessible pace.
Our instructors can provide individual guidance to support members' health and fitness goals, while group exercise classes provide an enjoyable social component alongside physical benefits for older adults.
Ladies Exercise Classes
A high percentage of Wickwoods classes are led by female instructors and all of our classes are fully inclusive, meaning everyone is welcome. Our instructors ensure our classes are uplifting, secure and perfect for women seeking a safe and empowering environment, helping you to build confidence and community while working out. We also have exercises perfect for postnatal exercise, which are popular with new mothers looking to regain strength and fitness safely.
- Is there personalised assistance available from fitness trainers?
At Wickwoods, we would happily provide appropriate goal-setting advice for retirees' age and fitness levels. Our personal trainers are highly qualified and experienced to provide individual guidance, with personalised fitness training plans for those who are retired or those returning to exercise after an injury. Whatever your health goals, from losing weight to improving your strength, our personal trainers can work closely with you to create a customised plan for your goals.
- Are there options for low-impact exercises to accommodate my fitness level?
Low-impact workouts are ideal for building cardiovascular health and muscle strength without putting too much pressure on your body. These are gentle exercises and low-impact fitness routines for seniors with various abilities, involving low level resistant training that provides a full body workout to improve your strength and fitness. As part of our extensive range of exercise classes, we offer gentle exercise classes for seniors looking to improve their fitness in a low-impact way.
- Can I receive guidance on maintaining a healthy lifestyle during retirement?
If you need tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle during retirement, our nutritional coach can provide you with healthy lifestyle guidance and personalised coaching tailored to your goals. Our experienced coach can provide customised nutrition advice for retirees to help you feel your best.
- Are there social activities or group events for retirees?
We offer a wide variety of group activities and events for retired gym members looking to stay active and connected. One of our most popular offerings is social tennis classes which offers a great way to enjoy friendly games of tennis and meet other active seniors.
In addition to tennis, we host various group exercise classes such as restorative Pilates classes focused on building strength, flexibility and balance through gentle, low-impact movements, and tai chi and yoga classes which prioritise relaxation and injury prevention. Our passionate instructors ensure classes are safe, effective and conducted in a welcoming, social environment. We want to help retirees maintain active lifestyles while forming meaningful connections.
- Is there a trial or introductory period available to test the facilities and services?
We're on hand to help you make the most of your membership and the facilities available at the club. We would be happy to take you on a tour of the grounds so you can see the gym's facilities and services in person, and provide you with an information pack so you can see everything you'll have access to as a club member.
Get In Touch
At Wickwoods, your health, comfort and enjoyment are our top priorities. We are committed to making fitness accessible and rewarding for everyone in our community.
We've answered a few of our frequently asked questions here, but please don't hesitate to contact us with any other questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to helping you achieve your wellness goals.