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Exercise classes for the Older Adult

 

2011- There were 10 million people over 65yrs, by 2050 it is predicted that there will be 19 million!
2011 – There were 3 million people over 80yrs, by 2050 it is predicted that there will be 8 million!
(Department of Health 2011)

 

oac1It is well recognized now that there will be more people over the age of 65yrs in the UK in the coming years than there will be resources to look after them. Yet every aging person wants to remain physically independent for as long as they possibly can. The Department of Health minimum recommendations state that all adults over 65yrs should aim for daily activities of moderate intensity for no less than 150 minutes per week. This should include strength training at least twice per week and should include balance exercises at least twice every week to help with falls prevention. This should be increased in time, intensity and frequency as the person achieves a greater level of fitness.

 

 

 

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 Jill has achieved additional qualifications in Chair-Based Exercise for the Frailer Older Adult and a CYQ Level 3 in Adapting Exercise for the Ageing Population. The training for both of these means Jill can take Pilates-based exercise classes for all levels of physical ability in her Seniors classes.

The emphasis is on fun and functionality to help the older adult to maintain independence and be able to perform their activities of daily living with strength and flexibility and with pain free movements. The classes incorporate some chair-based exercises but mainly the activities are in standing with the option of some floor exercises if desired.

Jill's class for Seniors takes place at Epworth Imperial Hall on Tuesdays at 11am. (£2.50)

Please enquire with Jill (Mobile: 07903384065) for availability of spaces.