Steady, Stable, Able and Strong

This class focuses on improving balance and strength, both of which are vitally important for older adults. Using hand weights, resistance bands, gym equipment and body weight exercises, we will work to strengthen the major muscle groups. Specific balance exercises will help to improve balance and stability and protect against falls.

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.'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.