A gentler low impact exercise class, tailored to suit older adults looking to get active in a sociable and supportive environment.
Improve your flexibility, aerobic health, balance, strength, and cognitive skills. The class is set out to 60's and 70's music with the main emphasis on having fun and singing along to your favourites.
The exercises can be done seated where necessary and the class is open to both men and women.
Tea and coffee is available for free after the class if you want to add a bit of a social morning to your day. Booking is preferred but not essential, so you can just come along on the day if tech is not your thing.
Come and meet like-minded people, make new friends and have some fun!
Benefits of exercise in later life:
1. Maintaining a healthy weight
From middle-age onwards, it seems that keeping our weight down becomes more and more difficult. Most of us blame this on a decreasing metabolism, but there is more to it than that. Your metabolism will indeed slow over the years, but mid-to-late-life weight gain is related more to us being less active.
2. Improving our thinking skills
When we talk about exercise, we often use the phrase 'get the blood pumping'. When we work out, we send blood to both our brains and the muscles we are using. Aerobic exercise improves cognitive thinking, and muscle training has a significant impact on our brain's ability to organise and plan.
3. Positively impacting our mental health
Another benefit of exercising in later life is the positive impact it has on our mental health. The chemical changes in our brain that take place when we exercise can change our mood. Not to mention that exercise can help boost self-esteem and self-confidence and allow us to connect with others, which has a positive impact on our mental health.
4. A great way to make friends
Last but by no means least, attending regular classes is a great way to make new friends, meet like-minded people or people that can positively challenge our thinking and make keeping fit even more enjoyable.
Mappleborough Green Village Hall
£6 per class
* Bring your own mat for the class *