Community • Adults


Simple Movements Improve Life Everyday

Join in and feel the benefits of social, friendly and fun exercise at your own pace!

SMILE is a low impact and gentle exercise concept developed by Life Leisure. The programme provides fun, engaging and adaptable exercise and physical activity sessions for older adults. The variety of sessions available are designed to support those with long term health conditions and/or disabilities to help improve physical health, mental health and wellbeing.

SMILE is split into four categories:


Chair Based

Adapted exercise for adults who need some extra support. A chair is always accessible for participants in these sessions and all the movements are designed to be done whilst seated. Some participants choose to stand for periods of the session and our fantastic instructors can adapt the exercise so it can be done standing.


Plus (+)

These sessions are a lower intensity exercise to music class. Designed to support adults who may find regular classes a bit too intense and high impact on their bodies. SMILE + is a perfect session for adults who are looking to get back into fitness or for those wanting to maintain fitness levels.



Inspired by sessions such as Zumba Gold this is Life Leisure’s twist on the ever popular session. SMILE Dance is a low intensity dance to music session perfect for adults who are looking to get back into fitness or for those wanting to maintain fitness levels.



A more holistic approach to exercise that encompasses slower movements, breathwork and relaxation. Some of our holistic classes are Yoga and Tai Chi, these sessions are great for people wanting to begin a healthy lifestyle journey.

Contact Lisa for more details:

Key areas of delivery:

There are a number of key premises on how SMILE is delivered and what is involved:

  • Music
  • Equipment
  • Fun
  • Stimulating
  • Social
  • Adaptability

Session Content

The physical activity incorporated within SMILE combines a variety of low intensity exercises which are engaging and fun. SMILE includes:

  • A Warm-up
  • Balance, Stability & Co-ordination
  • Mobility & Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Aerobic Exercise
  • Stretching
  • A Cooldown

Where can SMILE be delivered?

We want to offer SMILE to as many people and groups as possible, so providing a venue is deemed safe and suitable for physical activity a session can be delivered. Venues can include:

  • Sports & Fitness centres (e.g. a Life Leisure centre)
  • Local Community Centres
  • Church Halls
  • Residential homes
  • Nursing/Care Homes
  • Sheltered Housing Accommodation
  • Plus many more!

SMILE Timetable

Select a centre from the filter above to view the timetable.

For more information, please contact email Lisa Arrandale today: