Keeping fit and active is important whatever your age. That’s why we here at Everyone Active have created a bespoke senior membership package for people aged 66 and over. Not only do you get to enjoy our fabulous facilities at a discounted rate, but your membership also comes with a whole host of additional benefits to enjoy, all of which will help keep you fit and healthy.
Firstly, you can use the gym almost as often as you wish. No matter how much or how little you want to use our superb gyms, you’re always welcome to come and make use of them. You can also use our pools and enjoy our huge range of group fitness classes. Furthermore, as part of your membership, you also get access to our unique suite of fitness apps, which we call Everyone On Demand.
Finally, you also get access to your online profile, which allows you to keep track of your progress to your goals, as well as access to a fantastic member benefits area. This gives you access to an enormous range of deals and offers from a range of well-known brands.
Use of the Gym
With an Everyone active senior membership, you can use our gyms as much or as little as you please. They’re packed with all the very latest equipment you could want. So, whether you prefer a cardio workout, lifting some weights, functional exercises, or a mix of all three, our gyms are ideal for whatever you’ve got in mind.
State-of-the-art gym Equipment
Everyone Active gyms are jam-packed with all the latest fitness kit, including cardio, resistance, functional and free weights equipment. This means whatever your preferred workout, you’ll find all the equipment you need in your local Everyone Active gym.
Cardio Gym Equipment
If you’re looking to improve your cardio fitness, then our gyms have all the equipment you could need to help you do that. They’re packed with all the latest Technogym treadmills, cycling machines, cross trainers and rowing machines to help build your fitness. Almost all gyms now come with WattBikes too, so you can measure your fitness and power levels in minute details.
Resistance Gym Equipment
Alongside Technogym cardio equipment, our gyms are also packed with resistance equipment from the same manufacturer. These are perfect for focusing your workout on a specific muscle group and helping ensuring you keep your form correct. Your form is important as doing the exercises correctly will help make sure you don’t hurt yourself while exercising.
Resistance equipment not only helps build muscle and tone, but it will also help you build cardio fitness, as well as range of movement and suppleness in your joints, too. It’s a fantastic addition to any well-balanced workout.
Just about all our gyms have a superb selection of TKO free weights for you to enjoy. From lighter weights for new-comers all the way up to really heavy weights for more experienced weight lifters. There are also benches, bars and frames to help you get the most out of your work out.
Free weights are an excellent add-on to any exercise regime. They help build muscle mass and tone. It can also help build strength around your joints. A dedicated free-weights regime will help make you stronger, fitter and more mobile.
Functional & Special Equipment
Functional equipment is kit that allows you to use your own bodyweight to work out with. Equipment that you’ll find in our gyms to help you enjoy a functional work out include kit such as suspension trainers and ViPRs. We’ve also go BOSU balance balls, medicine balls, slam balls. Some gyms even feature XCUBES, which are the ultimate in functional training, offering everything anyone could ever need.
You’ll also find battle ropes and weight sleds in many of our gyms, meaning you’ll never get bored with your workout in an Everyone Active gym. There’s always something new to try!
If you’re unsure where to start, have a specific target in mind, or have hit a plateau with your training then you may want to try one of Everyone Active’s Personal Trainers. Our PTs are experts in their fields and will give you a personalised workout regime designed to help you meet your goals, as well as giving you one-on-one advice and encouragement during your sessions together. It’s a fantastic way to stay motivated and stay on track, whatever your goals are.
What to Wear and Bring
First of all, it’s important to be comfortable in the gym. Wear clothing that’s fairly loose (although not too loose) and breathable. Shorts and a t-shirt are a good place to start, although you can also try jogging bottoms or even a tracksuit or leggings. You’ll also need a good pair of trainers, some comfy socks and a towel. You’ll also need a pound coin or locker token for your locker in the changing room.
New to the Gym?
If you’re a newcomer to the gym, we realise it can be a rather intimidating place. That’s why we always have friendly and knowledgeable staff on hand to help with any queries you may have. It’s also important that, before you sign up, you speak to your doctor and make sure they give you the all-clear to take on extra exercise like this.
Before you start, you’ll be required to take an online induction where you’ll watch videos that show you how to operate the most popular pieces of equipment. You can re-watch these at any time and there are plenty more instructional videos to help you use any of the equipment you’ll find at any of our sites. Furthermore, there are always Everyone Active colleagues on hand to give you a hand if you’re struggling to work any of the kit out!
If you fancy a change from the gym, then the pool is an excellent choice. Swimming is simply fantastic exercise. It both burns calories and tones muscle at the same time, while the support of the water and the fact you’re not putting loads through your body mean you’re much less likely to hurt yourself too.
Whatever you prefer to do in the pool, we’ve got the right session for you. Regardless of whether you prefer lane swimming to boost your fitness, honing your technique or just enjoying the tranquillity of the water, there’s sure to be the right session for you.
What to Wear
We’re pretty relaxed about what you wear while you’re swimming with us. As long as you’re comfortable and you can still move easily, you should be okay. For men, things like trunks, swim shorts, Lycra leggings and close-fitting trunks are all fine, while for women, there are bikinis, tankinis, swimming costumes, Lycra leggings and swim dresses as well as short- and long-sleeved t-shirts. We also recommend you wear goggles and a swim hat, while you’ll also need a towel, as well as a pound coin or a token for the lockers in the changing rooms. For full information on what you should and shouldn’t wear, check out our swimwear policy.
Group Fitness Classes
We pride ourselves on the huge variety of group fitness classes we offer for our senior fitness members. Whether you’re after something intense like a lung-busting Les Mills Bodypump session or something more relaxing like a Yoga or Pilates class, you’ll be able to find them at your centre. Many of our classes are also available as either live or virtual sessions.
Huge Variety of Classes
The range of classes we offer to our senior fitness members really is second to none. Regardless of your preference, you’re sure to find a group fitness class to suit you. We have hundreds of sessions to choose from, including cardio, toning and strength, as well as more relaxing classes.
If you want to improve your cardio fitness, then there are a number of group fitness classes we can recommend. Classes such as Les Mills Bodycombat and group cycling are among our most popular cardio-focused sessions. The former uses mixed martial-arts moves in sequences to give you a superb all-body cardio workout. Group cycling, meanwhile uses static bikes and you follow instructions to go at a certain pace and adjust the resistance on the bike according to instructions from the session leader.
The Les Mills GRIT Athletic class is one of our most popular toning-centric sessions. This is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) session that focuses on helping you achieve a lean, athletic body. Another Les Mills class – Bodypump – is also very popular. This fast-paced workout uses barbells to help get you toned and fit.
Among our most popular strength-focused classes is the Les Mills GRIT Strength HIIT class. This is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training class that uses barbells, weight plates and bodyweight exercises to help you build muscle, cardio fitness and improve strength. It’s a whole-body work out, too, so you won’t miss any muscle groups out!
Yoga and Pilates are some of our most popular relaxation-focused classes. These put the emphasis on ensuring proper breathing and stretching, rather than pushing the body to its physical limits. Classes such as these are also great for improving flexibility and range of movement in the joints, as well as improving mental health.
What are Virtual Group Fitness Classes?
Virtual group fitness classes are just like our live instructor-led sessions, except they are led by pre-recorded instructors on a big screen. Often, they are led by the same people who devised the classes themselves, so you know you’re getting the very best instruction possible. Furthermore, virtual classes are a great option for anyone wanting to try a new class before committing to a specific live class. Without the pressure of having an instructor there, if you’re not enjoying it, or you’ve just had enough, you can always sneak away without anyone seeing you!
What to Wear
Again, comfort is key here. It’s important you feel comfortable while you’re taking part in your group fitness class – whatever it may be. Whatever you wear, make sure you can move in it – that’s really important! You don’t want to find you can’t do one of the moves because your clothes won’t let you. That means stretchy fabrics are advisable and t-shirts, Lycra leggings, jogging bottoms or shorts are probably the best way forward.
As for your feet, for most group fitness classes, a good pair of trainers are all you’ll need, but for some sessions, such as Yoga and Pilates, you’ll be expected to go barefooted or in socks. For sessions such as these, you may also need items such as Yoga mats, straps and blocks.
New to Group Fitness Classes?
Don’t worry if you’re new to group fitness classes, we’re here to help you get settled in. Our colleagues in-centre and especially your class instructor (assuming your class is a live, rather than virtual session) are on-hand to answer any questions you may have. If you’re not sure what to wear, you can find advice on that above.
How to Book
You need to book yourself onto your favoured class each week. You can do this either via our mobile app, your profile on our website, or in-centre.
Everyone On Demand
Our hand-picked partners create a 360-degree solution, supporting you both in and out of the gym. Dip in and out of each product as you please – perhaps choosing a personal training session one day and five minutes of meditation the next. Pick a product to support your training sessions in the gym or select an audio coach to take with you on your run.
Everyone On Demand is comprised of eight providers, including our very own EA Series exercise programme. These partners include Mindshine – a mental wellness company, Keiser: The Ride, which focuses on exercise bikes and NHS-approved prescribed exercise from EXi. It also includes all your favourite Les Mills classes, digital personal training sessions from Trion and WithU, as well as group fitness classes from SH1FT.
All your favourite group fitness classes delivered by the Les Mills Master Trainers to enjoy at home when you can’t make it to a class. Includes BODYCOMBAT, BODYPUMP, BODYATTACK, BODYBALANCE and many more. All the classes are hosted by the very same instructors who designed the workouts, so you know you’re getting the very best instruction.
This is something a little bit different. Rather than using video, WithU is an audio-based app that coaches you through your workout via your phone’s speakers or earphones. This means you don’t need to be in the house or near a big screen to take full advantage of the workouts on offer. There are more than 600 available, including HIIT, running, cycling and Yoga, all of which are coached by world-class instructors.
EXi is an NHS approved physical activity app. Not for the fit getting fitter, but designed for people who want to be more active, with effective safety guidelines. Join now for safe intensity-based workouts, audio-guided walks and personalised weekly goals.
- If you have any combination of 23 long-term health conditions, your plan will be adjusted accordingly.
- Access EXi’s library of physical activity and workout videos set at the appropriate intensity level, or use their app to log your own activities.
- Bespoke Apple Watch app which allows you to provide feedback on exercise intensity in real-time.
Dubbed the world’s most advanced personal training app, Trion uses AI to assess your fitness and designs a personalised programme, guiding you through every step with clear instructions and videos. You’ll never need to plan another workout yourself and can rest assured you’re doing everything right!
Sweat Everyone Active-style with express workouts delivered by our team of top trainers. Familiar faces, feats of fitness and family- friendly sessions are all included.
Keiser: The Ride
Brighten up your ride, at home or in the gym using any style of exercise bike. Choose from over 30 classes including fun, themed rides or more serious, performance-focused sessions.
This hot new group fitness platform puts a fresh twist on all your favourite formats. Enjoy sports-themed workouts, Yoga-inspired HIIT and resistance training, as well as a range of express workouts and a stretching series.
A superb mental fitness app, chock full of extremely helpful, easy to digest content. Choose from exercises to improve your morning routine, to mindful walking tracks and even tricks to tame your mind. Choose a plan for your specific goal or dip in and out of content when you need it most.
With your student membership, you also get access to your Everyone Active profile. This allows you to keep track of everything to do with your Everyone Active membership, but it has some other tricks up its sleeve too. For example, you can keep track of your progress towards your goals, whether that’s a specific weight, and amount to lift or a time to run or cycle a certain distance, it can all be recorded here.
Along with all that’s mentioned above, you also get access to your own online profile. It’s here that you’ll be able to see everything to do with your Everyone Active account. As well as this, you’ll also be able to keep track of your achievements and any goals or targets you may have managed. These can be anything from a weight goal or a distance covered, a time achievement.
You’ll also find thousands of online video workouts and training plans. These have all been developed by experts to help you get the most out of your workouts. Lastly, there’s the member benefits area, which is jam-packed with superb offers from well-known brands.
Everyone Active’s colleagues pride themselves on being friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Whatever your query or problem, if its with your senior fitness membership, or a piece of equipment, we’re here to help. Whether that’s the person behind reception, the lifeguard in the pool or the fitness motivator in the gym, they’ll do their best to help you in any way they can or find someone who can.
An Everyone Active senior membership package is a fantastic way to keep fit. Whether you want to use the gym, pool, classes or workout at home, it really does cover everything!