Classes available in the Community Centre and online

Wellness and studio sports

The Thomas Gifford Room can cater for all types of small class or studio sports, therapies, dance, martial arts and general wellbeing activities. It has a sprung floor, mirrors and a dance barre. Curtains and blinds can be drawn so that it is fully private.

The classes currently on offer are listed below together with the contact for the course leader. Generally the instructor will book and pay for the hire of the room and you will pay them directly, unless stated otherwise. Please contact the instructor if you would like to join any of the classes.

If you would like to set up a class or book the Thomas Gifford Room on a regular basis for a class, please email:

You may be interested to know how our air handling system works. It is very efficient and it does not recyle the air. It draws in fresh air as described here. This is an important point for your safety in these times.

 Jason’s Circuit Training

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We are offering five exercise/circuits classes every week. All these classes can now be done in the community centre, but the Mon, Wed and Fri  classes will simultaneously be done over Zoom, so you can still choose to do these ones at home if you prefer.

  • Mondays 9-10am – Body Workout (a toning class aimed at working: arms, shoulders, legs and abs)  DROP IN TO DO IN PERSON, OR JOIN US ONLINE.
  • Wednesdays 9-10am Lean Gym  – Circuits DROP IN TO DO IN PERSON, OR JOIN US ONLINE
  • Thursdays 7-8pm Supercircuits IN SPORTS HALL
  • Fridays 9-10am – Tone Zone (targeting legs, bums, tums and finishes with pure core work) DROP IN TO DO IN PERSON, OR JOIN US ONLINE
  • Sundays 9.45-10.45 am Sunday Family Circuits (over 10s only and children must be accompanied) IN SPORTS HALL 

How do I register for the online sessions?

You will need to download “Zoom” onto your computer/tablet/phone to see the session. This is really easy and takes about 1 minute. You can do this before by signing up to Zoom clicking on the link  (it’s free) or alternatively, simply click on the invite and follow the instructions, just before you want to join the session. For circuits, you will need dumbbells or weights of some kind (water filled milk containers are fine)  and a mat. This is the link to all classes – just click on this a few minutes before the class start time.

Pay for your class (if you are doing the class online) by Paypal  here (if you are coming in to do the class, please pay at reception on arrival):

Choose your class:

Some people prefer to pay directly into our bank account – this is fine as long as you put the class name in the reference section. The details are: The Thomas Gifford Trust, s/c 090129, account: 46347925. If you are in financial difficulties, please email and we will waive the fee.

Your invites to online circuits classes

The meeting ID for all classes is 725 688 9379 and the password is always Jason (with a capital J). You can click on the class name to go straight to your class – you may be asked to put the password in:

Body Workout on Monday at 9am

Lean Gym Circuits class on Wednesday at 9am

Tone Zone on Friday  at 9am

Some terms and conditions

If you have been coming to our classes, you will have already filled out this enrolment form. But if not, please download the form, fill it out and email it to (or drop it in at the centre) and be aware that you do the exercise at your own risk. If you have concerns about whether you can do it, please contact Jason first on 01608 811878 to discuss it.

Jason’s Line Dancing

Jason is teaching two line dancing classes. He describes it as “the most fun you’ll have with your boots on”! Though boots are not required – you can wear anything you feel comfortable in!

  • Line Dancing for regulars- Tuesdays 12-1.45pm
  • Line Dancing  for beginners- Fridays 11.30am-1pm
  • Price £6 (please pay at the reception desk)
  • No need to book

Gentle exercise, lots of fun and good for the co-ordination and the memory

Why not have a go at Line Dancing? It’s good for the body and the mind! There are two classes a week. Tuesday’s class is for regulars who have been Line dancing for some time. The Friday class is aimed at  beginners or those who feel they need more support and to take it slowly. Feel free to email Jason with questions and requests of dances you’d like to go over again:

For those who are coming to the classes and would like to practise the dances, here is a link to YouTube videos of Jason teaching them: Jason’s line dancing catalogue

And here are link to some training for the dances we have done recently “Islands in the Stream”:   “King of the Road” “After Midnight”:  “Kelly’s Cannibals”:

Fitness with Jess

This is a blend of HIIT, cardio and resistance training. For information contact Jess Lees: 07973 323080

  • Circuits – Saturdays 7.45-8.45am
  • Resistance Weight Training – Wednesdays 5.45-6.45pm and 7-8pm

Pilates and Barre Fit classes with Michele

These classes are running  at the Community Centre:

  • Pilates – Mondays 6-7pm
  • Pilates – Mondays 7-8pm
  • Barre Fit – Tuesdays 7-8pm
  • Pilates – Thursdays 1.30-2.30pm
  • Pilates – Thursdays 6-7pm

Contact & bookings Michele: 07817 890787 or, or see Michele’s website for more information:

Gentle Pilates with Sarah

  • Gentle Pilates – Wednesdays 9-10am

Contact & bookings Sarah: 07790025506 or, website for more information:

Yoga with Loren

  • A vinyasa style yoga class set to music where fluid movement is linked with the breath, combining strength work with flexibility training and a focus on alignment. Expect a fun mix of flows, relaxing stretches and meditation.
  • Tuesdays 9.30-10.30am

Suitable for all levels. Please bring your own mat (and props should you wish to use them.)

Prices: £13 drop in ( Pay-as-you-go), £10 per class when you enrol for the whole term

Payment by Paypal or BACS in advance for 6 or 12-week blocks (your choice)

Further information, contact and bookings here.

Fitness for Seniors

Fitness for Seniors – Tuesdays 3-4pm

This class is aimed at increasing your strength, stability and flexibility, thus helping to prevent falls. Please contact Louise for more details or to book a place: 07879 685579 or email her on:

Here is a  YouTube video of  Louise Barnes doing a Strength and Balance class at Charlbury Community Centre. You can use this to keep up your exercises at home. Simply click here.

This is a link to Generation Games ho me page, which gives some other classes and ideas for keeping active.

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