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Fitness for the over 50s

What is Fitness for the over 50s?

The Fitness for the over 50s class is a dynamic class aimed to improve overall fitness, strength and flexibility. The class is aimed at those people who are over 50, generally fit and well but who would like to improve their overall fitness and strength. Many exercises tend to focus on the bigger muscles such as the quadriceps or gluteal muscles, therefore may be difficult for those following recent knee replacements or significant arthritis in the knees.

The benefits of physical exercise:

The benefits of physical activity in the ageing individual have been widely documented. These include positive effects on the cardiovascular system, maintenance of bone mass, improvements in joint mobility and increases in muscle strength, improved sleep, cognitive function and mood. Exercise for an ageing individual can also reduce anxiety, lessen depressive symptoms, improve body image notions and reverse a person’s fear of activity. There is a body of scientific evidence to suggest that the positive effects of exercise can slow down and reverse the symptoms of ageing.

Class information

The class runs for one hour and costs £7. Each week (eight week timetable) the class structure is different to provide variety for both the body and mind.

Class details

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