Steady, Stable and Able St George & Sutherland Community College

Steady, Stable and Able

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 bodyweight 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:

Each week’s class will include a warm-up, strength and balance exercises, stretching and cooldown. The following will be covered:

  • Various factors affecting balance
  • Assessing your own balance
  • Why balance declines with age, and what the research tells us about improving it
  • Importance of lower body strength
  • The best exercises to improve balance
  • Balance exercises to practice at home

Learning Outcomes;

Students will learn:

  • What factors affect balance, and which can be modified
  • What exercises are the most effective in improving balance
  • What is the relationship between strength and balance
  • What they can do outside the class to improve their balance
  • The most important exercise principles for older adults

What to bring:

  • You will need a resistance band (at least one metre long). Bring your own or purchase from the instructor at first-class ($8.00).
  • Bottle of water
  • towel
  • Please wear supportive shoes and comfortable clothing for exercise

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 fall prevention.'

‘Judy Pilch - I teach Zumba, Pilates, Chair Yoga, Aqua Aerobics and Seniors Fitness classes at all levels. I am passionate about ensuring that everyone enjoys their classes and reaches their goals. My love of teaching fitness and my 30 years of teaching high school students, let me have a positive impact on the health and wellness of my classes.’
h4. 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.