Older Persons Fitness Classes

Be as fit and healthy as you can be.  Age gracefully, with our help!  We can help you get better, as you get older. 

Our popular Older Persons Fitness Class have added a new class to the Orpington studio.
Book quickly as limited places available!

When:  

Monday: 11.30 12.30 (Beginners); 13.30 -14.30 (Intermediate/Advanced) and 14.45- 15.45 ((Intermediate/Advanced)

Tuesday: No session

Wednesday: 13.00 to 14.00 (Intermediate/Advanced) and 14.30 to 15.30 (Beginners)

Thursday: 14.30 to 15.30pm (Intermediate/Advanced)

Friday: 13.30 to 14.30pm (Intermediate/Advanced)

WhereOrpington clinic (BR6)

Price: £66 for a 12 week course. Drop-In also available subject to availability or One trial class before you commit.


To book:
please contact us on 020 8778 9050 or enquiries@cppg.co.uk

About the Classes
:
Beginners:

Suitable for/if you are:

  • The less confident and those who rely on a walking aid. For clients who have had investigated falls. We welcome clients who have completed the Bromley Falls Service, 12 week course. 
  • Reasonably confident but, still would like to work with support on occasion. Ready to take on more challenges. Introduction to circuit training. 
Structure:
  • The class moves at a safe, steady pace that allows you to build balance skills and confidence. As part of this class we will teach coping strategies for managing a fall. We use the evidence-based FaME programme as our template for classes as well as and the PRO-ACT 65+ syllabus, used successfully in trials with University College London.
Intermediate/Advanced:
Suitable for/if you are:
  • Confident and ready for challenges, having been through the previous level. 
  • Advanced and confident to participate in a variety of strength and balance exercises building major muscles groups. Ready to join community exercise groups. 
Structure:
  • Circuit based class with (optional ) floor work and adapted Tai-Chi, still keeping strength and balance as it’s core. Based on the FaME programme and the PRO-ACT 65+ syllabus, used successfully in trials with University College London. 
Both Classes are designed to help with your strength, balance and improve your general well-being. Improving your level of fitness can help you avoid many of the common ailments sometimes regarded as diseases of ‘old age’; such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and heart problems as well as declining fitness. 

It is possible to train the ‘older body’ to improve balance, strength, muscle power and by doing so reduce the risk of 'age related illness'.  A 12 week course of exercise can dramatically improve your strength, walking, general mobility and fitness. Regular exercise is also associated with reduced stress and improved self-esteem and well-being.  Classes are based on the evidence-based FaME programme for tailored group exercise (Falls Management Exercise). 

Age gracefully in the company of like-minded others, with expert supervision.


About the Instructors:

Patrick Lyesight 

Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) Member; Level 3 Personal Trainer and Advanced Fitness Instructor; Level 4 Falls Prevention

Patrick has over 20 years of group exercise teaching experience (including Step, Aerobics, Body Conditioning, Circuits). For 15 years he has been teaching special populations such as people with Parkinson’s Disease, the over 50s and clients with a high risk of falling. 

Cynthia Eastman 

Level 4 Postural Stability Instructor

Cynthia has a broad range of experience working within health and fitness and is an activity co-ordinator within the healthy aging unit in Kings College Hospital.

Patricia Raphael

Level 4 Postural Stability Instructor

Patrica has a broad range of experience working within the health and fitness. 


Click here to find out about the CSP Older Peoples Day on 1 October 2016 and Get Up and Go
Further information on healthy ageing, click here Age UK


Contact us on 020 8778 9050 or enquiries@cppg.co.uk for further information and to book. 

First posted: 29/09/16

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