Fit & Strong Bones St George & Sutherland Community College

Fit & Strong Bones

Studies show that lifting weights can help prevent Osteoporosis by increasing bone density and muscle mass. Improve your fitness, muscle strength and joint stability with Fit and Strong Bones group exercise classes. The class begins with a cardiovascular warm up, to increase the heart rate, improve balance and co-ordination and get the muscles ready for training. We’ll work through a series of muscle strengthening exercises using hand weights, body weight and standing balance exercise techniques.
Complete the last 15 minutes of the class on the floor, with suitable abdominal exercises for core strengthening, then move into passive stretches while the muscles are cooling down, the mind calming down and the body is relaxing.

Course Outline:

  • Improved cardiovascular fitness, muscle mass and bone density.
  • Improved joint stability.
  • Improved balance and falls prevention.
  • Increased flexibility and range of motion.
  • Enhance mood and general well being.

Course Outcome:

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

Learning Outcome:

  • Learn several different cardiovascular and muscle strengthening exercises.
  • Understand the importance of strengthening muscles to support the joints as we age.
  • Learn new stretching techniques to increase flexibility and maintain mobility.

What to bring:

  • Towel and exercise mat.
  • Bottle of water.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and suitable shoes for exercise.
  • Tie or band for stretching.

Additional Information:

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

About the Tutor:

Louise has been working in the Health and Fitness Industry for over 12 years teaching a variety of group exercise classes for older adults including Fit and Strong Bones, Pilates, Aqua and Hydrotherapy, Stepping On Falls Prevention and phone coaching through NSW Health. These classes are designed for older adults to enhance functional fitness while improving muscle strength, bone density, flexibility, falls prevention, physical and mental health.

Louise is qualified as a Trainer and Assessor in First Aid and has a Certificate IV and Diploma of Fitness.

“I enjoy keeping fit and I am passionate about helping others stay motivated to continue their fitness journey through functional and fun exercise classes”.

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 before the commencement and you will be informed.

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