Gentle Exercise for Older Adults – Rawtenstall Unitarian Church

New class starting Monday 20 June 2022 at Rawtenstall Unitarian Church – first / taster class free!

Meet new people, make friends, have fun – improve your health and well-being

It’s never too late to improve physical fitness, to start exercising and reap the rewards that being more active brings. Strength and balance exercise is a programme for older adults, centred around falls prevention. The aim to improve and build core strength and balance, so that people can remain active, mobile and independent for as long as possible.

Sessions incorporate a mix of chair based, standing and movement exercises, using bodyweight, exercise bands and light weights. All tailored to individual abilities, and modifiable so that people work within their capabilities – with no pressure. If people need to sit down the whole way through, that’s OK too.

Benefits of strength and balance training…

  • Improve and build strength in core and lower body.
  • Improve balance and coordination, reducing risk of falls.
  • Improve health, fitness and general well-being.
  • Build confidence and self-esteem.
  • Stay active, mobile and independent for as long as possible.
  • Socialise and form new friendships taking part in group sessions.

If you have a friend or relative that has had a fall or has a fear of falling and has subsequently become less social, active and independent and you feel would benefit from this group class, get in touch to find out more…

Class information…   

Location: Rawtenstall Unitarian Church – 34 Bank St, Rossendale, BB4 8DY
Day: Monday’s (starting on Monday 20 June 2022)
1pm – 2pm
£5 per session – first / taster session free

After the class you can stop on for a brew and biscuit too. These classes are as much about the social, as they are the exercise. 

To take part in this class you will need to complete a health questionnaire and must not be suffering with any contraindications (health conditions), which would mean exercising is not advised. If you are unsure, it’s always best to seek guidance from your GP first.

Contraindications that would mean exercise is not advised include:

  • A recent change in resting ECG
  • Recent myocardial infarction or acute cardiac event
  • Symptomatic severe aortic stenosis
  • Acute pulmonary embolus
  • Acute myocarditis or pericarditis
  • Suspected or known aneurysm
  • Resting systolic blood pressure >180mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure >100mmHG
  • Uncontrolled angina
  • Acute psychiatric illness
  • Unstable heart failure
  • New or uncontrolled arrhythmias
  • Other rapidly progressing terminal illness
  • Experience significant drop in blood pressure during exercise
  • Uncontrolled resting tachycardia (>100BPM)
  • Febrile illness
  • Experience pain, dizziness or excessive breathlessness during exertion
  • Any other unstable/uncontrolled condition

For more information get in touch.

Call Kate on: 07875 584 383

Alternatively fill out the contact form below and Kate will be in touch.

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