Online fitness classes for Cardiff’s elderly

Gareth creating a film for an elderfit class

Elderfit Community Interest Company have moved their classes online thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund.

Before the lockdown they were seeing more than 700 people a week, particularly working with care homes to help residents build their strength and balance. 

Gareth Bartlett who teaches the classes explained: 

“We are delivering a wide range of online classes, I have learnt that just because someone is elderly they don’t need, or want, to be wrapped in cotton wool, they still want to work hard and push their own boundaries.  

“Lots of the people who would like to access our online classes at the moment need help to find them as they are not so used to the technology. We are offering that help and delivering classes to an even broader range of ages during lockdown and learning as we go” 

Pamela Mattey has been doing the exercises at home, she said  
“Being able to follow the online exercises during lockdown is both physically and mentally uplifting. Even my 93 year old mum joins in, thank you for helping to keep us sane!”  

To find out more about accessing the online classes go to

To learn more about grants from The National Lottery Community Fund’s grants and its response to the crisis visit  

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