Fit & Strong Bones - Between Terms St George & Sutherland Community College

Fit & Strong Bones - Between Terms

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 exercise aid in improving balance, gait, coordination 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, bodyweight, resistance bands and Chi balls. All equipment supplied.

The risk of bone fractures increases 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”

Course Outline:

  • Working on strength, fitness, mobility and co-ordination
  • Exercising with hand weights, bodyweight, 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:

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.

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