Keep Fit & Gym Fit

Saffron Walden U3A, Keep Fit, Blue Charity Week

Thanks to Jess Grinyer for the above photo of our group in our ‘Blue Week’ for charity.

Keep Fit 

Group Co-ordinators: Helen Verity – 01799 550 408 – and  Lynda Sawkins – 01799 521 022 –

We meet on Wednesday mornings 11.10am to 12.10pm in the Baptist Church, Saffron Walden.

The group is led by Marlene Sharpe-Westwood.

Our activities involve strength training with bands, low impact exercise and dance movements to music. The class is informal and friendly. Some members like to socialise and replenish their calories after classes with beverages at a local pub!

We hold a charity event each year and this year it was a ‘Blue Week’ where everyone dressed in blue.  A total of £1,160 has been raised by different keep fit groups led by Marlene. The money raised was shared evenly and donated to The First Responders, Macmillan Nurses and Care Network Cambridge.

And finally a quote by Hugh Blair “Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties” so come and join in and have fun and at the same time improve your fitness and flexibility! Contact Helen Verity above if you are interested in joining this activity.

Click here to find out about similar Exercise Classes run by Marlene Sharpe-Westwood in Cambridge & the surrounding area including Saffron Walden.

Gym Fit 1 & 2

Group Co-ordinator:  Mary Curtis – 01799 524 784 –

Gym Fit 1

Meets between 10.30 and 11.30 am on Fridays at Just Gym , Westbrook House, Shirehill. Saffron Walden.

Gym Fit 2

Meets between 3.00 and 4.00 pm on Fridays at Just Gym , Westbrook House, Shirehill. Saffron Walden.

Exciting news!

Our new Gym Fit class has started and we already have 2 classes on a Friday at JUST GYM, Westbrook House, Shirehill. Saffron Walden.  These sessions are currently full from members seeing the details on the website or responding from the information passed on by group coordinators, although spaces might well become available. But another session on a Wednesday morning might be possible in the future.

The class will be taken by Andrea, who is qualified in fitness for older people, and there will be opportunities in the future to use gym equipment if you’d like to. The class is in a large room with mats on the floor and any equipment needed for the class is provided. 

You do not have to be a member of the Gym to attend, this is a class dedicated to U3A members. Fees are £4 per session, pay as you go, direct to the gym.

I have visited the gym and spoken to Andrea, who showed me around, and I believe this is an exciting opportunity for U3A members to have excellent Keep Fit training. All the staff are very friendly and have extensive knowledge – and understanding of possible physical limitations – you are encouraged to have a free assessment before beginning the sessions.

If you are interested in joining this group, or would like more information, please contact :

Mary Curtis    01799 524 784      07708 588 732

5 March 2019