Our Senior Sneakes functional exercise classes are aimed at improving general fitness and quality of life!
As you age, you may experience a decline in physical function, including a loss of muscle mass, strength, flexibility and balance. This decline can lead to a decrease in overall mobility and an increased risk of falls.
“You lose approximately 2% of your body’s muscle mass each year and if you don’t do things to maintain it, the muscle will continue to waste away”
Health Studio offers a number of senior’s exercicse classes at various times throughout the week. These classes are circuit based allowing each participant to exercise at an intensity which is suitable to their needs. Health benefits include:
Increased Muscular Strength
Regular strength training as a senior can increase muscular strength. Regular strength training can help preserve strength, maintain muscle mass, help to maintain independence and increase energy levels for seniors.
Increased Bone Mineral Density
Bone mineral density represents the strength of your bones. It’s the amount of minerals such as calcium, that are present in the bones. Exercise can help increase bone mineral density by strengthening the bones and improving the ability to absorb calcium. This is particularly important if you have osteoporosis or osteopenia as a fall may result in a fracture. Weight bearing exercise which place compressive forces on the bones help to strengthen bones.
Improved Cardiovascular Fitness
Improved cardiovascular fitness refers to the positive changes that occur in the cardiovascular system (heart, lungs, and blood vessels) as a result of regular physical activity.
Improved Joint Mobility
Improved joint mobility refers to the increased range of motion and flexibility of the joints in the body as a result of regular physical activity. This can help maintain the ability to perform daily activities.
Improved Muscular Flexibility
Improved muscular flexibility refers to the increased range of motion and elasticity of the muscles in the body as a result of regular physical activity.
Improved balance refers to the increased stability and control that seniors can achieve as a result of regular physical activity. Regular exercise that challenges the body’s proprioception can help to improve balance and reduce the falls risk.
Improved Functional Capacity
Improved functional capacity means increasing the ability of seniors to perform activities of daily living.
Improved Quality of Life
Improved quality of life refers to the positive impact that regular physical activity can have on your overall well-being. These positive benefits include psychological benefits such as reduced stress and anxiety, improved mood and self-esteem and better cognitive function. Positive benefits also include physical improvements such as improved balance and improved physical function which result in a senior being able to continue to do the activities they enjoy.
CLASS TIME TABLE
|Day||Session 1||Session 2||Session 3|
|Monday||9:00 am||10:30 am||2:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 am||11:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||9:00 am||2:00 pm (Mens class)|
|Thursday||9:00 am||10:30 am||2:00 pm|
|Friday||9:00 am||10:30 am|
If you would like more information on the Senior’s exercise classes, please contact the Health Studio on (07) 4771 3083 or alternatively email us at email@example.com
Group Classes for Seniors can be fun, social and a great way to meet new people!
Participating in group exercise classes can provide a fun and social environment for seniors, which can help combat feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Our Group Exercise can also offer a sense of community and accountability, which can motivate seniors to continue exercising regularly.
With the weights you notice you can do more. You know your limit. If you push yourself you can do even better. Weights are good for the osteoporosis and bones. I have got more energy. You don’t think you have until you do something and think “Oh, I can do that!”
I was getting a bit heavy and I was on the cusp of being diabetic. Mainly due to enthusiasm for food and drink. I just feel better! But apart from that, I fell more confident and capable of doing things. You don’t feel as though you are going downhill all the time.
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