Steady, Stable & Able

Maintaining good balance is important at any age, but it becomes even more so for older adults. Research has shown that targeted exercise is effective in improving balance. This class includes a range of exercises specifically designed to improve balance and leg strength taught in a friendly, circuit style format. Each class includes a brief warm up, after which participants will undertake a range of strength and balance exercises. While the primary focus is on balance and leg strength, upper body/posture exercises are included as well as stretching.

Course Outline:

  • Week 1: The importance of balance, and what we know helps to maintain and improve it, will be discussed in the first session.

Then, each week:

  • A range of balance exercises, which can be modified for individual participants, will be done each week
  • Upper and lower body strength work, using resistance band and dumbbells, will be included
  • The class will be circuit style, with much of the time spent moving from exercise station to exercise station, providing a wide variety of activities
  • Course notes with home exercise suggestions will be provided for class members

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand some of the factors that can affect balance
  • Beginning with basic exercises, learn a range of balance activities that can be done with minimal equipment
  • Improve muscle strength, especially in the lower body, which is a key contributor to balance
  • Develop improved balance and confidence

What to bring:

  • Water bottle and towel
  • Wear comfortable, supportive shoes (preferably closed shoes)

About the Tutor:

‘Kate DeMayo, a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for over 15 years, has a particular interest in older adults’ fitness. She has instructed at various community facilities and with the local area health service. Kate developed the “Steady, stable and able” format to incorporate the latest research into balance and falls prevention.'

$125 Limited inc GST
Steady, Stable & Able

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