Healthy and Active Your Way

Lifestyle choices to keep you connected

Council-run exercise classes are available across various community venues each week. The classes encourage social connection, improve fitness and balance, increase confidence and promote wellbeing.

Over 60s chair-based exercise to music

Designed to improve balance and encourage confidence; suited to participants with restricted movement. If required, transport is provided based on availability.

  • Wednesday 10am–11am
    Carnegie Library and Community Centre — first floor, 7 Shepparson Avenue, Carnegie
  • Thursday 11.15am–12.15pm
    Bentleigh Senior Citizens Centre — 2 Arthur Street, Bentleigh

Over 60s ladies calisthenics classes

Standing and floor based exercises for ladies based on calisthenics; includes stretching and relaxation.

  • Tuesday 1.30pm–2.30pm
    Bentleigh McKinnon Youth Centre — Higgins Road, Bentleigh East

Over 60s fit active exercise to music

Standing and floor based exercises, strength training, stretching and relaxation to music. Participants need to bring an exercise mat or rug for floor exercises.

  • Monday 11am–12pm
    Bentleigh Senior Citizens Centre — 2 Arthur Street, Bentleigh
  • Wednesday 11am–12pm
    Carnegie Library and Community Centre — first floor, 7 Shepparson Avenue, Carnegie

Senior power — strength training

Designed to improve muscle strength and balance and prevent bone fractures from osteoporosis.

  • Monday 9am–10am
    Bentleigh Senior Citizens Centre — 2 Arthur Street, Bentleigh
  • Thursday 9am–10am
    Bentleigh Senior Citizens Centre — 2 Arthur Street, Bentleigh

Walking groups

A qualified instructor provides motivation and advice on warm up and cool down exercises as well as good walking techniques.

  • Monday 9.30am–10.30am
    Caulfield Park — corner Hawthorn and Balaclava Roads, Caulfield
    Meeting point: adjacent to Caulfield Cricket Club
  • Wednesday 9am–10am
    Hodgson Reserve —  Higgins Road, Bentleigh
    Meet point: Bentleigh McKinnon Youth Centre

All classes cost $4.20 per session.

 Transport (available for chair-based class only, dependent on availability) costs an additional $3.10 per class.  A signed medical clearance is required prior to attendance.

How to get started

If you are 65 or over, you may need to apply for some of these programs through My Aged Care.

My Aged Care is the entry point to access aged care services and information, visit www.myagedcare.gov.au or contact 1800 200 422.

If you are under 65, you can contact Council’s active ageing officer on 9524 3333 to discuss which class best suits your needs and ability.

Funding from the Commonwealth and/or Victorian Government supports some of these programs. Fees are subsidised and means tested. Eligibility criteria may apply.

Classes are also available at the YMCA Caulfield on 9519 7500 and at the Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) on 9570 9200.