Active Retirement Classes

Keeping Fit & Mobile in Later LIfe

As we clock up the mileage and the years tick by our bodies often feel the strains and toils which may present as aches, pains, stiffness or feeling like you are slowing down. Some people feel like they are getting weak and some experience falls due to loss of balance due to a dodgy joint that they have been minding for years. It is all to common to hear of people who go downhill rapidly due to a joint replacement, where they firstly loose fitness, then confidence and in time their mobility and independence is significantly affected.

The good news is that all of this can be remedied by engaging in regular exercise and being physically active. The vast majority of people these days are aware of the multiple benefits of exercise but despite this do not prioritise it. The best way to go about it is by having a balance between cardiovascular exercises and resistance or weight training. This ensures that both your fitness and strength levels stay at their optimum so you can continue doing the things you like doing for much longer.

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By planning your week that you walk, hike or do some gardening and two resistance sessions per week you will ensure you tick all the boxes as far as your health is concerned.

Our Active Retired Classes run every week and people report a new lease of life after just 5 or 6 sessions. The classes are designed to help you improve your strength, work on balance, help with a dodgy knee, hip, shoulder or back that you thought was beyond repair.

Many people feel a boost in energy and improved confidence when doing very basic but important day to day things such as:

  • Going up and Down stairs with confidence
  • Bending down to pick things up without feeling a strain on your body
  • Carrying shopping bags and feeling strong
  • Being able to comfortably get up and down off the floor
  • Having the confidence knowing that they can walk around town without getting tired.

People feel generally more confident after what they have learned while with us. We are here to help advise people how to be in the best physical and mental condition possible for as long as possible.

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