Exercise for Seniors in Middlesbrough and Stockton – transform your fitness today!

Exercise for Seniors in Middlesbrough and Stockton Teesside

Exercise for Seniors in Middlesbrough and Stockton

The NHS recommends that seniors should do activities that improve strength, balance and flexibility on at least 2 days a week.


Older adults (50+) should do some form of physical activity daily. This can vary from walking, to house work, to attending a regular exercise class, such as chair based exercise, yoga, swimming or joining the local gym.

Exercise and fitness classes for older adults helps with mental and physical wellbeing as well as being social and fun!


Source NHS website (Quote)
The NHS states ‘Adults aged 65 and over should:

  • aim to be physically active every day. Any activity is better than none. The more you do the better, even if it’s just light activity
  • do activities that improve strength, balance and flexibility on at least 2 days a week
  • do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity if you are already active, or a combination of both
  • reduce time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity

If you’ve fallen or are worried about falling, doing exercises to improve your strength, balance and flexibility will help make you stronger and feel more confident on your feet. Speak to your GP if you have any concerns about exercising.’

This is really important – the more you move, the better you feel.


AMALAwellness – Teesside

Welcome to AMALAwellness, Young at Heart and Active for LIFE! – we run a range of exercise classes in Middlesbrough, Stockton and Guisborough.

We are officially a CIC! That means that any profit AMALAwellness makes will go into community Yoga & Meditation projects within Teesside.It means we can fulfil our aim to work with local charities and organisations to provide Chair Based Yoga, Meditation and Exercise. Helping people improve their mobility as well as physical and mental wellbeing across Teesside.

We specialize in Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Seniors, Chair Based Exercise and meditation/relaxation. Every lesson we focus on these 3 key things that the NHS recommend.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

CS LEwis
Exercise for Seniors in Middlesbrough and Stockton Teesside

No matter what level, age or ability you are, we will have a class suitable for you, or can signpost you to relevant classes and services across Teesside.

Being active and and exercising can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older.

As we age, it becomes even more important to remain active if we want to stay healthy, social and maintain our independence.

If we do not take steps to stay fit, healthy and active , all the things we enjoy doing and taken for granted may start to become that little bit harder.

Keeping active means we can continue to enjoy lifes simple pleasures, such as:

  • Playing with the grandchildren
  • Walking to the shops
  • Gardening
  • Walking the dog
  • Leisure activities
  • Meeting up with friends and family

To name a few!

Stay active and maintain independence with our fun and social exercise classes.

The benefits of Exercise and Yoga for Seniors

Physical Benefits

Our classes help people stay:
– Healthy – Social – Flexible
– Active – Fit – Balanced
– Strong – Independent

They are also an asset to the local community, slowly developing more and more into a social hub where like-minded people can come together, get moving, learn something new and make new friends.

Just some of the physical benefits include:

  • stretching the muscles, to reduce pain and stiffness.
  • improves blood circulation to keep the body fresh and active.
  • keeps control of blood pressure.
  • improves the range of motion of the joints, keeping the symptoms of arthritis in control.
  • Helps lift mood – reducing anxiety
  • improves balance and coordination.

Mental benefits

Our classes always include a short mindful practice and gentle breathwork at the beginning and end of the class, where we focus on the breath.
This helps to slow down breathing, helping the mind to be more clear and focused. It soothes the nervous system and invokes rest, relaxation and reduces stress and anxiety. Exercises in the class, especially chair based yoga and chair yoga flow also have a focus on the breath, which really helps with improving mental wellbeing too.

Exercise for Seniors in Middlesbrough and Stockton Teesside


Yoga, Gentle Exercise and Meditation lessons have a myriad of benefits for those suffering with anxiety. For example, you can learn how to control your breathing and learn relaxation techniques which can be used in and out of class.

What our students say about us.

Lived experiences of AMALAwellness Teesside
Lived experiences of AMALAwellness Teesside

Why not try a gentle chair based yoga and exercise class?

The 1st class is on the house!



See for yourself what a difference it can make and the benefits!
Exercises can be done seated, with chair support or standing – making AMALAwellness’ classes accessible to everyone!
See why more and more people are joining our ever growing community ❤

Seniors Exercising  in a park

Classes are available in Norton/ Ingleby Barwick/ Guisborough/ Nunthorpe.

We are also expanding in January 2021!

Exercise Classes for Seniors in Teesside

Meditation for Seniors in Teesside

Exercise for Seniors in Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland

We teach classes on a Wednesday Afternoon at St Mary’s Church, Morton Carr Lane, Nunthorpe. 1:30-2:30pm.

We also teach classes for My Core Wellbeing in Guisborough, please see their website for booking and information.

Exercise for Seniors in Stockton-on-Tees

Ingleby Barwick & Norton

We teach classes on:
A Monday Afternoon at The Glebe Community Centre, Norton. 3:15-4:15pm

A Friday Afternoon at The Rings Community Hub, Ingleby Barwick.
1:30-2:30pm.

Can’t make a class?

Why not check out our free resources for home practice.

We have resources such as:
beginners mindfulness meditation
gentle breathwork (which really helps soothe the nervous system)
relaxing music to help invoke rest, recovery and relaxation
– Information on osteoporosis and osteoarthritis and how to help alleviate and combat symptoms
– Free PDF’s for short Chair Yoga sequences and Chair Based exercises

And so much more!

Need signposting to activities or services that might be of use?

services for older adults - exercise for older adults in Teesside signposting

There are lots of local services and resources in Middlesbrough and Stockton where you can get help and support to get fit and active, be social and much more!

Activities for Seniors in Middlesbrough and Stockton – information resources.

Ageing Better Middlesbrough

Ageing Better Middlesbrough is a great resource for local older adults based in Middlesbrough. We have worked along side them to run fitness classes and teach. They are really friendly and offer a lot to the local area.

Age UK Teesside

Age UK Teesside is a great resource for locals over the age of 50 looking for activities. They have a wide range of fun, social and active things you can do in the local community.

Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind

Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind offer lots of help and support for the over 50’s for both physical and mental wellbeing, working with social prescribers who can signpost you to activities in the local community.

Walking group resources for Teesside

There are a few walking groups that meet across the area.
More information can be found on www.meetup.com as well as Middlesbrough Rambling Group – they offer the first 3 walks for free!

AMALA teesside AMALAwellness Yoga Meditation

NHS resources for older adults

The NHS offers lots of resources suitable for older adults, to help learn how to look after physical and mental wellbeing, covering how much exercise you should be doing in a week, different suitable activities and the benefits. Click here to access it.

Would you be interested in our classes or in our community ventures?

Give us a ring 📞07774600440 or an email 📩 info@amalateesside.com

We would love to hear from you!

Aimee – Team AMALA <3

Festival of Ageing Better Middlesbrough – Our Experience

Ageing Better Middlesbrough asked us to host a stall at their Festival on Wednesday 29th of October.

Spreading the word about our classes.

Yoga Meditation Middlesbrough Stockton Teesside

AMALAwellness – What we do in Teesside…

We have helped over 200 people look after their physical and mental wellbeing with our gentle, accessible yoga and exercise classes since setting up in January 2020. Even during Covid, we moved online and continued to teach. Moving past this, we have continued to grow a community of people within Teesside that is growing every week.

AMALAwellness’ aim is to offer classes for to help improve mental and physical wellbeing, as well as offering a safe, fun, inclusive social space for people to enjoy being active, learning something new and making new friends.

‘Classes are really friendly, as is Aimee – They have helped me finding my confidence going back out after lockdowns. My mobility and flexibility has really improved. I love the mindful practices and the classes are social and really fun!’ – Dorothy.

Our main activities are gentle movement classes, yoga classes and chair based exercises, which can be done standing, with chair support or seated. AMALAwellness’ classes focus on – Flexibility, Aerobics, Balance, Strength, which is incorporated into every class.

Aimee AMALAwellness Chair Yoga in Middlesbrough - At Festival of Ageing Better Middlesbrough
Aimee on AMALAwellness’ stall.

After spending a morning with Ageing Better Middlesbrough, teaching gentle chair based movement and exercise, Aimee was asked to host a stall at the festival.

We spent the day listening to the wonderful talks from people within the community and local organisations and charities. They were really moving and have inspired us to continue to push forwards with our community based work within Teesside.

A quick 10 minute energizer to get everyone moving and active!’


Team AMALA really enjoyed the day and Aimee taught a short 10 minute lesson which went down a storm with everyone in the room participating.
As Aimee was only expecting to teach a small number of people, we were quite impressed with around 200 people participating in the class!

Everyone loved being active to Radio GaGa by Queen and practicing some Chair Yoga Flow to The Gladiator Film theme tune.

Chair exercise Chair Tai Chi Chair Yoga
AMALAwellness  in Middlesbrough Stockton - At Festival of Ageing Better Middlesbrough
Festival of Ageing Better Chair Yoga Middlesbrough Stockton Teesside AMALAwellness

Keep Moving Teesside! – Chair Based Yoga and Exercise – What are the benefits?

We help to bring people together in the community, to socialise whilst keeping fit, active and looking after their physical and mental health.

Physical Benefits

Our classes help people stay healthy, active and independent. They are also an asset to the local community, slowly developing more and more into a social hub where like-minded people can come together, get moving, learn something new and make new friends.

Just some of the physical benefits include:

  • stretching the muscles, to reduce pain and stiffness.
  • improves blood circulation to keep the body fresh and active.
  • keeps control of blood pressure.
  • improves the range of motion of the joints, keeping the symptoms of arthritis in control.
  • Helps lift mood – reducing anxiety
  • improves balance and coordination.

Mental benefits

Our classes always include a short mindful practice and gentle breathwork at the beginning and end of the class, where we focus on the breath.
This helps to slow down breathing, helping the mind to be more clear and focused. It soothes the nervous system and invokes rest, relaxation and reduces stress and anxiety. Exercises in the class, especially chair based yoga and chair yoga flow also have a focus on the breath, which really helps with improving mental wellbeing too.

Yoga, Gentle Exercise and Meditation lessons have a myriad of benefits for those suffering with anxiety. For example, you can learn how to control your breathing and learn relaxation techniques which can be used in and out of class.

To summarize…

We loved spending time helping spread the word of our new community ventures and classes. We also loved listening to peoples stories and seeing what other charities and organisations are doing and how we could potentially work together.
We loved teaching too, especially as the participation was so wonderful!
It was a worthwhile venture and we hope to attend more in the future.

AMALA teesside AMALAwellness Yoga Meditation

Would you be interested in our classes or in our community ventures?

We are a socially conscious, community-minded local business with wellness at the heart of our mission.

Find AMALAwellness yoga and meditation classes in Teesside – Check out our website for more information,

Team AMALA <3



Yoga Norton- Chair Yoga and Gentle Exercise

Chair Based Yoga and Exercise in

Norton, Stockton-on-Tees.

**Main Picture of Norton Duck Pond sourced from Stephen Hornsey, a talented local photographer***

The NHS recommends you should do 120-150 moderate exercise every week and do some form of physical activity every day, especially as we get older.
It is recommended that we should also do exercises that focus on strength and flexibility twice a week.

AMALAwellness – Young at heart,

active for life!

AMALAwellness’ Mission:

To transform lives and promote healthier communities by connecting people through Yoga, Meditation and Gentle Movement.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
– C.S Lewis


We offer low impact, chair based yoga and exercise classes suitable for those looking to be more active and enjoy older life.

***Try Your first class on the house! ***

Why not secure your place in our new wonderful ‘Keep Moving Teesside’ Class in Ingleby Barwick, or Norton? The 1st class is on the house! Come see why people are joining our ever growing community.

I’m really excited to be offering ‘Keep Moving Teesside’ Chair Yoga and Exercise Classes in Norton and Stockton-on-Tees.

‘Keep Moving Teesside!’ Exercise classes are designed for those who need a gentler form of exercise, combining Chair based Yoga with strength work, balance exercises, aerobic and strength exercises. Exercises can be done seated, with chair support or free standing, making them accessible to anyone! Anyone is welcome to our classes. They are really social and fun and have a good sense of comraderie.

Classes are designed to help look after your physical and mental well-being coming out of lockdown and beyond.

As we approach the transition period of lockdown restrictions easing, the end is hopefully in sight. Preparing to look after physical and mental wellbeing in this transition period is as important as ever.
Our gentle movement and exercise classes and Hatha Yoga classes help to improve:


  • Flexibility
  • Mobility
  • Balance
  • Aerobic Fitness
  • Strength
  • Mental Wellbeing


We believe no matter what age or ability, we will be able to help you improve your physical and mental wellbeing. We also combine postures and movements with the breath. This makes the practice a work-in as much as a work-out. Simple meditation techniques and homework mean you can incorporate what you learn in class into your life.

We use pom poms to help improve aerobic fitness and mobility and exercise bands to strengthen shoulders, back, chest, arms and legs.
We also use special spiky ‘hedgehog balls’ to improve shoulder mobility and strengthen inner thighs, grip and wrist strength. Using equipment is really fun and our class members love the variety it brings.

Purchase equipment for your home practice.

You can purchase equipment to practice at home, just let your teacher know if you are interested and we can put an order in for you.

Exercise bands, pom poms (X2) and hedgehog balls are £5.00 each.

– Where are classes available? –

Join us on Mondays in Norton.

Location: The Glebe Community Centre, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees.
Price: £5.00 a class (Booking essential due to Covid Restrictions)
Time: Mondays 3:15-4:15pm.

Join us on Fridays in Ingleby Barwick.

Location: The Hub Community Centre, The Rings, Ingleby Barwick.
Price: £5.00 a class (Booking essential due to Covid Restrictions)
Time: Fridays 1:30-2:30pm.

Price –
£5.00 per class, can pay as you go or pay for a block of lessons.

For information and bookings….

For more information and bookings, please contact us using the following:

Email: info@amalateesside.com
Facebook: AmalaTeesside

Or you can use our contact form here.

About The author:

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Aimee is a Yoga, Meditation and Move It or Lose It! teacher in located in Middlesbrough, England, UK. Aimee teaches in Norton, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Guisborough and Redcar and Cleveland, as well as offering online classes.

To find out more, visit www.amalateesside.com