Senior Fitness for Wellbeing
Thursday 22nd, 29th September, 6th, 13th, 20th October, 3rd, 10th, 17th , 24th, November and 1st December 2022
1.30pm to 2.30pm
To perform movements to music to promote physical health and well-being both seated and standing.
- To perform exercises to music demonstrating improved mobility, co-ordination, rhythm, movement memory and balance
- To perform a variety of exercises to demonstrate improved strength
- To perform stretches to demonstrate improved range of movement and flexibility
- To demonstrate an awareness of alignment and core stability when performing balance exercises
Get moving to improve physical health and well-being. The class will start with a warm up, followed by standing low impact dance routines that can be performed seated if necessary. Seated exercises for strength and mobility will form the focus for the second half of the class. A balance exercise routine using a chair as a barre to prevent falling and aid stability will be explored each week. Relaxation, a cool down and stretch to improve range of movement will conclude the class. This session is suitable for both males and females and is designed to improve your co-ordination, strength, flexibility, balance and aerobic health, whilst being able to connect with others.
Who is this course for: Exercise helps promote physical health and emotional well-being. It also helps you sleep better and boosts your overall mood. This course is open to all over the age of 60 years of age and anyone younger with a health condition where lower impact movement to music may be more suitable.
Previous knowledge/experience required: No previous knowledge is required.
How will I learn: By learning dance routines and copying standing and seated exercises to improve strength, mobility, balance, co-ordination and general fitness.
How will I be assessed: You will be assessed by tutor observation and feedback on performance of exercises. We will evaluate your progress alongside the course and individual goals. There is no formal assessment.
What do I need to bring: Comfortable clothing to move in and a drink. A chair for some seated exercises.
Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.
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