What does the group do?

This is a guided group and consists of a warm up, a gentle Tai Chi walk, 18 moves standing up & 14 moves sitting down. The group leaders are not qualified Tai Chi instructors and they run this group for your enjoyment. It is your responsibility as a member of this group to ensure that you do not put yourself at risk. If you experience any problems with the moves then you can adapt them. If it is difficult to do the moves standing up then feel free to sit down and do what you can.

The feedback we have received from members is that it has helped with their balance and upper arm strength; some have said it has helped their breathing.

Equipment required
Just comfortable clothing, soft shoes, socks or bare feet.

We have three groups and a Zoom session…

Tai Chi 1 & 2

Group Leader: Ruth Vidler.

Thursday from 09:30 to 10:30 and again at 10:45 – 11:45, both at: St Catherine’s Church Hall, Beach Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5JH, see map of the area.

Costs to cover the room hire and refreshments are payable in advance and will be advised by the group leader, Ruth Vidler.

Those wishing to join the group or find out more information should email the Group Leader. Please remember to include your membership number in the NAME field on the message screen.

The “Zoom” session takes place each Monday 10:00 – 11:00, and the link to join in is available from the group leader.

What does the group do?

An additional group meeting in St Mary’s Church Hall, 9.30-10.30am on Fridays (not the first in the month)

We are an enthusiastic and sociable  group who enjoy Gentle Tai chi type moves led by Sandra   

Everyone adapts to the moves in their own way without pressure. We feel it may be  good for balance and posture.  

We have an interval and enjoy coffee/tea/ biscuits and a chat.  

Venue:

St. Marys Church Hall . Littlehampton. Cost to cover the hall hire of £12 per hour.  

Group Leaders:

Gillian and Sandra

What does the group do?

The classes taught are general Hatha yoga (with other influences). The sessions include breathing techniques, stretching, classic asana’s, relaxation, visualisation and meditation. The benefits will come from going at your own pace.

Level of Expertise

There are currently two classes running consecutively. The first class (note times below) is for members with some experience of yoga. The second class (note times below) is for those new to yoga.

Equipment required

You will need to bring a yoga mat and also a strap and blocks if you have them. We work in bare feet but nonslip socks can be worn if preferred.

Cost

The cost is currently £25 paid by cheque in advance. This will cover the cost of approximately 8 sessions.

Venue

Littlehampton Wave, Sea Lane, Littlehampton, BN16 2NA
Car park on site. Parking charges apply

Time

Weekly on Thursday afternoon.
Experienced group: 13:00 – 14:10.
Beginners group: 14:20 – 15:30.

Group Leader: Joy Muggeridge

What does the group do?

A self-taught group of dancers, why not come along and enjoy some great music and a fun way to keep fit. Please note this group is not suitable for beginners.

Level of expertise

Improvers

Meetings

every Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00.

Venue

St. Catherine’s Church Hall, 44 Beach Road, Littlehampton BN17 5JH, entrance to the free car park is on Beach Road.

Joint Group Leaders

Lindsey Tillbrook and Jackie Pilcher.

Line Dancing Beginners

Every Wednesday 10-12am at St.Catherines Church Hall, Beach Road, Littlehampton.

Leaders: Sojnia Hails and Elizabeth Robshaw

What does the group do?

We try to take the dancing at a speed suitable for U3A Members and like to think that the instruction is improving each time we meet. This is certainly a light hearted event and all that is needed is a sense of humour so do come along and have some fun!

Please do come and join us. We walk through the dances every time and we are very pleased to see everyone, we pair people who come alone on the evening. This a light hearted Group and we do like to think that we laugh and dance in equal measure, do please come and join us for an enjoyable evening.

Meetings

We meet on alternate Monday evenings 19:00 to 21:00 from September through to May in St Catherine’s RC Church Hall.

Barn dancing will recommence on Monday 22nd January 2024 at the usual time of 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Cost

The cost is £3:00 per person to cover the hall and additional expenses.

Group leaders

Sally Hennerby and Liz Robshaw

What does the group do?

Circuit training with some aerobics.

Level of expertise

Members need to be active and able to move around reasonably well.

Venue

Keep Fit sessions are provided by Freedom Leisure at Littlehampton Wave the new sports centre on Sea Road, BN16 2NA, see map of the area.

PLEASE BE AWARE that Keep Fit group members will be required to undertake a fitness assessment carried out by Freedom Leisure as part of their conditions of participation in this group.

We currently have 2 Keep Fit Groups

Keep fit group 1

Meetings

Every Monday from 12:00 to 13:00 for 10 week period (excl. bank holidays). Please check with group leader for vacancies and next starting date.

Cost

The fees are payable in advance for 10 weekly sessions and includes an optional swim afterwards, please ask group leader for current rates.

Group Leader: Rosemary Grove

MEMBERS wishing to join the group or find out more information should email the Group Leader. Please remember to include your membership number in the NAME field on the message screen.

Keep fit group 2

Meetings

Every Friday 12.00 – 1.00 pm for a tenweek block.

Cost

The fees are payable in advance for 10 weekly sessions at The Wave Leisure Centre and the price includes an optional swim afterwards, please ask group leader for current rates.

Group Leader: Sue Williams

What does the group do?

Two levels of walking in varied countryside according to the published programs.

  • The Easier Walks are between 4 and 6 miles in length with up to 600 feet of ascent.
  • The Harder Walks are between 6 and 9 miles in length with up to 1200 feet of ascent, or more on occasions.
  • Each individual walk programme shows the distance and height gain in both imperial and metric figures.
  • Members also need to be reasonably fit and able to negotiate obstacles like stiles.

Here are the programs for November 2023 – February 2024.

What to wear and bring

Walks will go ahead unless extreme weather conditions are forecast; members need to have the appropriate clothing and equipment. Ideally this should consist of the following:

  • Ankle supporting footwear (preferably designated walking boots)
  • Layers of warm clothing including a fleece jacket, waterproof jacket, waterproof over-trousers, hat and gloves.
  • Small rucksack, packed lunch, 1 litre of water, high energy food (e.g. chocolate bar), walking poles, sun hat and sun cream, your membership card, and a mobile phone if available.
Country Walks Photos
October – December 2023July – September 2023
April – June 2023January – March 2023
October – December 2022July – September 2022

Requirements and Post Covid 19

  • Anyone wishing to join a walk must pre-register with the Group Leader.
  • Fortnightly on a Monday at the Woodlands Centre car park in order to share cars to the start of the walk.
  • N.B. I cannot promise a lift and you must be prepared to drive yourself, if lack of spaces dictates.
  • You can also make your own way to the start of the walk, if you prefer.
  • You must carry your own First Aid Kit.
  • You must carry your own Hand Sanitiser and Gloves.
  • You must not be suffering from any Covid-19 symptoms.

Robin Hollister.

What does the group do?

We normally meet at 10.30 every Saturday and have a manageable walk for about 45 minutes, chatting as we go, and stopping for coffee at some point. All members are welcome.

Equipment required

Just comfortable clothing, and walking shoes.

Meetings

Every Saturday 10:30.

Venue

Contact Group leader

Group leaders

Christine Bromley & Tony Peterson