Club Activities for Seniors

Energise Leisure Centre offer a Better range of healthy sport and physical activity sessions, especially dedicated for those aged 50 years and over, keep active and meet new friends.

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



We host general swim sessions for a range of swimming abilities throughout the week including Swim For Fitness, Swim For All and Swim For Adults. For a full programme of all activities please visit our timetable page here


We also have a session specifically for 50+ participants:

Swim for 50+ Energise Main Pool, Mondays, 14:30-15:30 

Our Swimability sessions also provide a Dementia Friendly environment:

Swimability, Energise Main Pool, Tuesday, 10:20-11:25

Swimability, Energise Main Pool and Teaching Pool, Sunday, 11:45-12:40 

An ever popular activity is our Water Workout fitness class. Water Workout classes are perfect for supporting you in the water and the resitant nature of the activities allow you to adjust movements to your own abilities.

Water Workout Sessions:

Monday 09:30-10:15 & 19:30-20:15

Tuesday 09:30-10:15

Wednesday 19:00-19:45

Friday 11:10-11:55


Pitches and Courts

At Better, Energise Leisure Centre we have a range of activities and courses available at our outdoor pitches and indoor courts for all ages, 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, Energise Leisure Centre is located on all major transport routes, with convenient parking and bus stops close by. 

Our centre is modern, clean and safe, with, accessible changing rooms and all pitches and courts can either be booked online or directly with the centre.  Just some of the activities on offer include:


Playing badminton is a great way to have fun and stay healthy, whatever your age or level of ability and there are 6 courts to choose from at Better, Energise Leisure Centre.

No Strings Badminton brings you the chance to participate in coached sessions and play with like minded people, so no need to find yourself a partner.  Previous experience or equipment is not required.

Book a Badminton Court


Our outdoor 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. Our outdoor floodlit pitches include:

  • Two 11-a-side grass pitches
  • One 9-a-side grass pitch
  • Three 1/3 3G pitches

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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.

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50+ Fitness Classes

We host classes specifically for the young at heart:

50+ Group Cycle, Monday, 09:15-10:00

50+ Aerobics, Wednesday, 10:00-11:00

50+ Zumba, 14:20-15:15

Our 50+ offer is complimented by a whole range of inclusive classes throughout the week for a full timetable click here