GENTLE EXERCISE/ EXTEND

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WHAT IS GENTLE EXERCISE/ EXTEND?

This exercise program caters specifically for the over 50s. Using chair and standing actities to improve strength and balance. As we get older, the muscles become weaker, we suffer aches and pains and become more prone to falls and injury. Our GENTLE EXERCISE/ EXTEND Program tackles these issues and helps you to develop a zest for life and a healthier and more independent lifestlye.

 

THE CLASS

The class starts with chair based exercise and then progresses to strength, balance training with a few standing routines and a cool down. This class is lots of fun and includes movement to music as well as exercise equipment such as small weights or dynabands. Even though some exercises are chair-based, clients will often be surprised at how active these exercises can be!.

 

THE BENEFITS

 

There are many fantastic benefits that gentle exercise will give you. Regualar exercise can reduce your risk of developing:

  • heart disease and stroke
  • type 2 diabetes
  • osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and back pain
  • high blood pressure
  • some cancers such as bowel cancer

Exercise can also improve your muscle strenth and tone, which may mean youre less likely to have a fall. As well as these benefits, regular exercise can improve your:

  • ability to continue with everyday activities
  • cognitive abilites; memory, focus and reasoning skills
  • sense of well-being and self-esteem- releasing endorphines ( happy hormone)

 


 

THE STATS

 

  • Studies show that older adults who do physical activity are healthier and less likely to develop serious long-term conditions than those who don’t.(BUPA)

 

  • Falls, and fear of falling can be a source of great anxiety to older people, and injuries sustained from falls can be a large cause of death among the elderly population in the UK (National Institute for Clinical Excellence, 2004). Studies have demonstrated that physical activity and strength training can prevent or reduce the incidence of falls among the elderly (Gillespie et al., 2004).

 

JOIN UP? Take a look at our classes & times page and if you would like us to come to you then get in touch!

 

 

 

 

 

Get in touch:07850 117321 

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