Club Activities for Seniors

Keeping fit, active and healthy is important whatever age you are and Better, Newcastle leisure centres have lots on offer for seniors.


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Better are one of the largest swimming pool operators in the city and as an all inclusive member, you also have access to our three centres with swimming pools in Newcastle.  Find out more by clicking on the links below:

Swimming provides a great low impact workout to get you fit and healthy.  Our modern, clean and safe centres have accessible changing rooms and fully qualified life guards and swimming teachers available.  Just some of the swimming activities on offer include:

Lane Swimming

Our lane swimming takes place in slow, medium and fast lanes, so you can take things at your own pace. 

Fit your workout around your day with sessions running from early morning and throughout the day.  

If you’re looking for tips and extra motivation, our qualified coaches are on hand to discuss your training and technique.

Water Workout

These invigorating, effective, but low-impact workouts in the water are easy on your joints and you could burn up to 300 calories in just 1 hour. 

Choose from one of our themed or discipline-based classes which are great for both mobility and stress relief.

Exclusive Sessions

We have tailored our swimming programme so there are exclusive sessions on offer for women, people aged over 50 and adults only (aged 16 and over).

Sauna and Steam Rooms

If you’re looking to wind down after your workout, then we have a choice of saunas and steam rooms available to help you relax.

Pitches and Courts

With six leisure centres across Newcastle, offering swimming, gym workouts and fitness classes, Better are also one of the largest providers of outdoor pitch facilities and indoor courts. Although Newcastle Trampoline Park and Gym doesn't have any pitches or courts in the centre, we have a range of activities and courses available for all ages across the city with lots on offer for older people. Whether you’re a regular gym and fitness class user or looking to return to exercise after illness or injury, why not give one of our social sport sessions a try? You'll find something available for all ages and abilities.

Better leisure centres in Newcastle are located on all major transport routes with convenient parking and bus or Metro stops close by.


Playing badminton is a great way to have fun and stay healthy, whatever your age or level of ability and there are 10 courts to choose from in Newcastle. Whether you’re booking a court as a group, to compete against others or want to learn how to play, there are a range of badminton options for you to enjoy at your local leisure centre.



With 6 squash courts available at Better, Newcastle leisure centres, there is plenty on offer to help you have fun and get healthy, whatever your age or level of ability. From court hire to squash leagues and clubs, we have a range of ways to help you improve your fitness, refine your squash skills or simply socialise and stay healthy!



Our outdoor and indoor pitches can be booked for a range of sports and activities, so you can play competitively as part of a team or club, or arrange a private booking and get your own group together.  
Pitches in Newcastle include:

  • 1 indoor football pitch
  • 5 outdoor floodlit grass pitches
  • 9 outdoor floodlit 3G pitches
  • 1 outdoor floodlit astroturf pitch


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Better Memberships and Prices for Seniors

At Better, we believe that staying active and social is vital at any age. That's why we've created our Better Health and Fitness Senior memberships and pay as you go options for people aged 60 and over.


Social Dance

Eldon Leisure Centre Social Dance

Socialise and exercise! Better, Eldon Leisure Centre has a Tea Dance twice a week; Mondays at 1pm and Fridays at 1.30pm.  This session combines social interaction with various forms of themed dance and takes place in the sports hall.  It’s great for cardio fitness and you can burn calories whilst having fun!

They are a lovely group who make new dancers very welcome, so call 0191 269200 for more information.