Movement for Life is a program designed to teach seniors health and exercise goals. Small group 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. In turn, this decreases strain and stress on your joints and muscles, allowing you to perform everyday movements with less effort 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. Classes stimulate the spine and muscles, flooding the body with the good feelings one receives from exercise. It’s never too late to start!
Building of Bone Density
‘Movement for Life’ classes can help to prevent bone loss and osteoporosis by improving bone density through low-impact, weight-bearing exercise. If osteopenia or osteoporosis are already present, exercises can be modified with the help of an Exercise Physiologist to create a safe routine, with an aim to slow down or stop the progression of bone loss.
New Location: Fitzgibbon Community Centre – 545 Roghan Rd, Fitzgibbon QLD 4018.
To book and pay for your session, please visit Healthy Connections reception at Kuran Street or phone (07) 3624 2185.