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Younger 4 Longer is a community based exercise programme for older people and people with long term health conditions.   The programme provides safe, simple and effective evidence based exercise sessions which facilitate ample opportunities to also meet social and spiritual needs through a range of fun and exciting activities and events.  


Important Note

We are delighted to let you know that, with considerable help from Good News Church, Wimborne, the Younger 4 Longer exercise sessions can now be accessed online!  

The classes take place at 10.00 every morning from Monday to Saturday.  


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On Mondays & Thursdays there are strength, balance and general fitness sessions which are ideal for people with reduced mobility, including those who need to sit down to exercise.   At these we use resistance bands to help strengthen the bones in our wrists, hips and spines, areas that are prone to bone loss as we age


On Tuesdays and Fridays there are exercise to music sessions which are a little more energetic and help maintain stamina and general fitness.   At these we use ankle weights to help us improve our leg strength

On Wednesdays and Saturdays there are circuit training sessions, these are the most energetic of the classes.   At these we alternate between exercises to get us puffed and exercises using small hand weights to help improve upper body strength


We would love you to join us, why not try them all out!  

See you at 10.00 tomorrow!


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If you have any questions please do get in touch by emailing Diane at younger4longer@btinternet.com.  


Take care, keep safe and keep moving! 

Love Diane x


Beryl 83 years, "Younger 4 Longer … the difference this makes to one’s life is amazing.   Carry on the good work!"

Shirley aged 78 years says, "I feel so isolated where I live, Younger 4 Longer is my weekly lifeline."

Gordon aged 89 years says, "I wouldn't miss it for the world - my balance and leg strength have improved beyond recognition."


In the beginning we started with just two groups, but very quickly the number of classes in the programme increased from 2 to 16, totalling 321 participants, 88% of whom continued attending long term.   We have added to our programme and now have 26 open exercise classes taking place in 7 churches and 5 community halls across Dorset where we are helping hundreds of older people to stay safe, strong and independent.  

In order to achieve this success a comprehensive training course was developed and run by highly qualified health and fitness professionals which provides all the knowledge and skills required to become a Younger 4 Longer leader.  We would be delighted to help caring people in other areas to set up similar programmes and can assist with the required training where necessary.   If you would like details of the training please do get in touch.  

Demonstrating that the course is of the highest standard, that it has been peer reviewed, that it is up to date and promotes best practice, accreditation by the Royal College of Nursing has been sought and achieved since 2010.  



Younger 4 Longer      Updated May 2021     Contact Us