Active For Life!

Gwynedd Council

Active For Life

  • We have a great new range of low intensity  fitness classes for all ages all over Gwynedd and online!
  • Perfect for those looking to begin exercising, those recovering from injuries or who just want to try fitness classes for the first time.
  • Those who are following the NERS Program or who have completed the program are most welcome at the sessions.
  • Be sure to book any sessions before you attend the centre.
  • Below are descriptions and timetable for the classes. If you have any questions please get in touch.

Centers Timetable:


Active For Life Online Timetable

Where Day Time Activity
Zoom Tuesday 11.30-12.00 Movement for Well being
Zoom Wednesday 12.00-12.40 Tai Chi Movement
Zoom Thursday 10.30-11.15 Pilates

Sign up to participate in the Online Classes

What activities are part of the Active for Life program

The Classes

Tai Chi Movemnet for Well Being

A series of moves and motions inspired by Tai Chi and Chi Kung without the complexity of the traditional form but focusing on physical and emotional health and well being. The movements can be done while sitting or standing and are simple and easy to learn. It’s easy to learn and great for body and mind.


Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on body strength with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to develop general fitness and well being. Similar to Yoga, Pilates focuses on posture, balance and flexibility. It’s great for those who want to improve movement and strength, it can easily be adapted to all needs and instructors will help you tailor the exercises to your needs and abilities.

Light Strength Conditioning

A Strength Conditioning class includes a variety of movements and exercises designed to increase the heart rate. The name may sound intimidating, but don’t worry, these classes are designed for those starting out on this journey. It involves movements that increase blood circulation in the body and your overall strength.

60+ Free Swimming

Free Swimming Sessions for those over 60 years of age are available at all Byw’n Iach Swimming Pools. Swimming is a great, total body workout. Unlike other sports, swimming engages every muscle group and energy system! More information on our Free Swimming

Exercise Safely

According to new research by ‘Swim England’ the incidence of ‘coronavirus’ in leisure centres and gyms is very low. Byw’n Iach swimming pools, leisure centres and gyms follow strict guidelines for staying open, ensuring social distancing for staff and customers, proper ventilation throughout and comprehensive hygiene protocols.

Light Intensity Fitness Classes Online

60+ Free Swim is also part of Actif For Life: More informationabour 60+ Free Swim

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Active For Life Feedback

What made you join the yoga sessions?
As both of us had recently retired we felt that it was important that we kept as active as possible. We enjoy walking and gardening, but the weather is not always conducive to these activities. We had heard that yoga was beneficial to both mind and body.
What were your first impressions?
We felt totally at ease in the sessions right from the start – especially as there were both men and women present. We were not pressurised into doing anything that was beyond our capability as the instruction is always to work within your limit.
How have things progressed?
The yoga instructor states that we have both made sound progress since starting the sessions and we ourselves also feel much stronger and more able to sustain the movements/postures. Our balance is much improved; this is very important as we get older as poor balance leads to falls. One of us has had a history of shoulder pain and now this is no longer an issue.
What are the advantages?
We don’t always feel like venturing out for a lesson, but without fail we are always glad that we made the effort to attend. The exercises help us to be more relaxed and flexible and without doubt we feel the benefits both mentally and physically. Although the movements do not always feel challenging at the time, we know the following day that we have stretched and exercised different muscles. We both have healthy blood pressure levels and have been told that yoga plays a role in this.
Have you participated in any other Actif Am Oes activities?
We have attended one session in the Fitness Centre and found the one-to one instruction on using the various apparatus most beneficial. We hope to attend more of these sessions when they resume again after the summer break.

Active For Live Prices

Active For Life sessions: £3.00

Low-intensity classes are at Standard Leisure centre prices, see prices here

All gardening sessions and Mens Shed meetings are free

You can book your session in advance through our Online system or over the phone:

Book Online
Book over the phone

*it is important for you to get advice from you GP before you start exercising, especially if you have a specific health condition, injury or have not exercised for a long time.

Active For Life Inspires

Check out this lovely poem a participant made!

Active for Life inspires people to write too, Not just light exercise !!

Cysylltwch â thîm Byw'n Iach heddiw...

Os oes angen mwy o wybodaeth arnoch am ein cyfleusterau Byw'n Iach, pecynnau aelodaeth neu unrhyw beth arall yr ydym yn gynnig, mae croeso i chi gysylltu â ni heddiw.