Fun and Relaxed Exercise Classes at U3A in London

Are you retired or have some free time in the day?

Then you’ll be delighted to discover our fun, relaxed selection of exercise courses based in old Hampstead Town Hall or if you prefer online on Zoom.

We have classes on offer Monday to Friday during term time run by our members

Our U3A offers …

  • A variety of exercise classes to choose from
  • Over hundred classes a week in a vast range of subjects
  • Only £75 a year to attend as many classes a week as you wish
  • No qualifications needed to join
  • The chance to study for the pleasure of learning, and teach for the love of teaching
  • Many classes run by experienced ex-teachers or experts in their field
  • An opportunity to make new friends with our 1000+ members
  • Three minutes walk from Belsize Park Tube, nine minutes from Hampstead Heath overground
  • A cafeteria on site
  • Monday Talks by experts
  • Easter Conference and Summer School
  • Re-opening 21st September 2021
  • Covid-19 protocols in place
  • Some classes will still be offered on Zoom

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Some of the exercise classes we offer…

Exercise: Salsalates

Salsalates – a fusion of Pilates exercises, Salsa dancing and fun! Work your body, mind and soul. Experience gentle aerobic dance exercise with standing Pilates that concentrates on slow and measured movements. A highly effective session for improving posture, flexibility and to prevent injury. You will need a cleared space in front of your camera device and a dining chair or similar for support.

Exercise: Move Well, Feel Great!

This is a chair-based exercise class suitable for anyone, but particularly those who are less mobile or recovering from injury or illness. Numbers limited to 10 members.

Exercise class: Basic Mat Pilates

This is a follow-on class from Wake-Up Chair Pilates and is mat-based. It is important to have some experience of Pilates. Please come to the class above and talk to Gilli to discuss whether the level is suitable for you.

Exercise Class: Wake-Up Chair Pilates

A quick stretch to wake up breathing and circulation, to align and lengthen your spine, to stretch the limbs and get ready for the day ahead. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, socks or bare feet, and sit in an upright chair. Additional props: 1) a hand towel or inelastic scarf, 2) a 2-inch block (hardcover boxfile?) to rest your feet on, 3) 2 light weights (small water bottles, jam jars), 4) a tennis ball.