Fit & Strong Bones

Are you wondering how to make our bones stronger? Regular weight bearing exercise and resistance training can increase bone density and prevent bone loss linked to menopause and ageing. Body balance and weight bearing exercises aid in improving balance, gait, co-ordination and mobility, while reducing the rate of bone loss & conserving bone tissue – lowering the risk of fractures. Exercise must be regular, progressive and varied. Join this fun and effective class with an experienced and qualified instructor, where you will be working with hand weights, body weight, resistance bands and Chi balls. All equipment supplied.

The risk of bone fractures increase as bone density reduces. Regular physical activity & exercise is recognized as one of the most effective ways to slow the rate of bone loss, reduce the risk of falls and fractures. Studies show that lifting weights helps prevent Osteoporosis, by increasing muscle mass and bone density.

Osteoporosis Australia quotes “maintaining a habitually active lifestyle that incorporates regular weight-bearing exercise can reduce fracture risk” www.osteoporosis.org.au

Course Outline:

  • Working on strength, fitness, mobility and co-ordination
  • Exercising with hand weights, body weight, resistance bands and Chi balls

Course Outcome:

  • Increase muscle mass
  • Improve bone density
  • Avoid bone loss
  • Improve bone health
  • Increase fitness and flexibility

What to bring:

  • Exercise mat/towel
  • Cushion (if required for head support)
  • Bottle of water.
  • Please wear supportive shoes and comfortable clothing for exercise.

Additional Information:

Please note: Exercises can be modified to suit or accommodate individual needs

About the Tutor:

"I focus on teaching group exercise classes focused on strengthening bones & increasing muscle mass. I believe functional movement increases range of motion & flexibility, while gentle movement aids with arthritis pain & stiffness."

Louise has been teaching group exercise classes (both land and aqua/hydrotherapy) since 2009, specializing in older adults' functional fitness for improved muscle strength, bone density, flexibility, falls prevention, physical and mental health. She enjoys keeping fit & motivating others to continue their fitness journey. Louise commenced instructing exercise classes in 2012 at SGSCC. During that time she has completed a number of professional training workshops for Exercise & Falls Prevention, Restoring Optimal Function for the Hip, Knee & Ankle, Aqua Hydropower workshop, Studio Pilates International Matwork course & Small Pilates Ball course.

Some of my current qualifications include: Registered Level 2 Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia, Specialised Older Adults Trainer , Certificate III, IV & Diploma of Fitness, Accredited teacher for Group Exercise, Personal Training, Aqua Trainer, St George Hospital’s Strengthening for over 60’s Trainer, Boxing Skills Trainer, Stepping On & Falls Prevention Programs, Trainer & Assessor teaching CPR & First Aid for Surf Life Saving NSW. " Louise

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