Small group exercise classes especially targeted to teach seniors health and exercise goals. These classes incorporate the use of different forms of exercise to help manage arthritis, lower back pain, osteoporosis, joint rehabilitation and other chronic health concerns.
Improved posture, balance & stability
The core muscles of the body are the deep muscles of the back, abdomen, and pelvic floor. These are the muscles we rely on to support a strong, functional back, good posture, efficient movement patterns and balance especially as we age. Hence, those who engage in regular exercise will notice an improvement in posture and will be less at risk of falling or tripping.
Exercising in its various forms requires your muscles to move through a full range of motion which increases flexibility. Improved flexibility decreases strain and stress on your joints and muscles and allows you to perform everyday movements with less strain and fatigue.
It may seem like a paradox, but the more you exercise, the more energy you have. ‘Movement for Life’ classes promotes breathing and increased circulation. The classes stimulate the spine and muscles, and flood the body with the good feelings one gets from exercising. It’s never too late to start exercising.
Build bone density
‘Movement for Life’ classes can help to prevent bone loss and osteoporosis by building bone density through low impact, weight bearing exercise. If osteopenia or osteoporosis is already present, exercises can be modified with the help of an exercise physiologist to create a safe routine that can be undertaken to slow down or stop the progression of bone loss.
Movement for Life classes are now held in the Burnie Brae rear hall.
To book and pay for your session, please visit Healthy Connections reception at Kuran Street (see map label clinic). To access reception you can either walk down the hill from the carpark or via the lift (highlighted on the map) outside of the rear Burnie Brae hall.
Please contact the Kuran Street reception for bookings and further information on your sessions.