New Age Games

The New Age Games is a sport and physical activity programme for Hackney residents aged 50 and over, which provides opportunities for older people to increase and sustain healthy levels of exercise. 

There's no need to book - just turn up at the first session. We'll make every effort to accommodate you, but participation is on a first come first served basis.

Please print and complete the registration form before attending, and give it to the instructor at the session. If you have any underlying health concerns which could get worse with exercise, they'll give you another form to take to your GP.


The new term will run from Tuesday 18 April to Saturday 29 July:

  • no sessions Bank Holiday Mondays 1 and 29 May
  • no badminton session on 25 April due to an event at Britannia Leisure Centre
  • an extra Soca aerobics session will be held at Kings Hall Leisure Centre, Thursday, 9.45am-10.45am
  • Lee Valley Regional Park Authority have kindly agreed to fund the indoor tennis sessions at the Queen Elizabeth Park (Olympic Park) indoor tennis centre on Thursday mornings - there are no sessions on 8, 15 or 22 June due to a hockey competition
  • the chair-based activity class on Mondays at Frampton Baptist Church has been extended to 11.30am-12.30pm
  • the gym session on Saturdays at Kings Hall will be held in the junior gym at an earlier time of 9.30am-10.30am

We've decided to limit the pilates and yoga classes at Britannia Leisure Centre to a maximum of 32 people per class. We know the yoga class is popular, so we're putting on a trial extra class - see the timetable for details. We want as many people as possible to enjoy the class, so please attend only one yoga class per week

Guide to activities


Archery is a low impact sport, suitable for most abilities. Sessions are held indoors. Attendees learn how to hold a bow and shoot at the target as well as learning the rules of the ancient sport. Maximum number of participants: 18.


A racquet sport played by either 2 opposing players (singles) or 2 opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents' half of the court.


A target ball sport belonging to the same family as petanque and bowls. The session is of low intensity and suitable for all abilities.

Body conditioning

High energy meets holistic approach. This session will comprise of 50% Pilates and 50% aerobic-fitness activity. Mats are provided but you're welcome to bring your own.

Brazilian dance

A dance fitness programme, which originated from Columbia. The exercises include slow and fast rhythms, as well as resistance training.

Chair-based activity

Chair-based exercises help people with mobility problems to keep active. Chair-based exercises are designed to help people build-up their activity levels without putting unwanted strain on their hips, legs or arms. This makes them ideal for people with arthritis or osteoporosis, or who have had back, knee or hip surgery. Also, because the activities gently build up a person's fitness, they are suitable for people who have very low levels of fitness.


Learn how to ride or cycle off road in the beautiful surroundings of the river Lea. All equipment is provided.

Dance aerobics

An aerobic programme to a range of cultural music to move to and enjoy. The exercises include slow and fast rhythms, as well as resistance training.  

Fit to tone

A varied aerobic fitness workout to music, focusing on improving strength, endurance and flexibility.


A facility which provides a range of equipment to help you stay physically active. Staff are on hand to provide advice and support.


A body-conditioning routine which helps improve flexibility, strength and endurance. Provides a strong focus to develop the body's core muscles and improving balance and co-ordination. Maximum 32 participants.

Swimming for beginners

Improve your confidence by learning swimming strokes in this introduction to the swimming environment. The emphasis is on development of very basic motor skills.

Soca aerobics

A dance fitness programme, which originated from the Caribbean. The exercises include slow and fast rhythms, as well as resistance training.


Indoor and outdoor.

Walking football

A minimal-contact sport with one main difference to standard football - no running. A great way to keep fit, learn new skills and socialise at the same time. 

Water aerobics

A type of resistance training done mostly vertically and without swimming, in fairly shallow water such as in a swimming pool.


An ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility, posture and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. Maximum 32 participants.

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