I attended the Strength for Life sessions for over 12 months before joining the gym as a full member. The group environment of the Strength for Life sessions has been especially helpful in maintaining my commitment. The sessions aim to retain and develop body strength (especially core body strength), balance and flexibility. During a recent trip to Tasmania, my wife and I tackled some quite challenging climbs and we managed them well, thanks in no small part to being fitter due to our gym work. I'd encourage older people to consider going to the gym as you will be able to maintain your physical abilities for longer and hence have a more active and enjoyable retirement.