Mature Aged Exercise
Group exercise classes for the older and wiser generation
Twice a week in the clinic and once per week via Zoom, our physiotherapists run exercise classes for mature-aged men and women.
These group classes are a gentle, safe and fun way to:
- Improve your fitness, strength and flexibility
- Reduce temporary and chronic pain
- Improve your balance to prevent falls
- Increase your overall confidence
- Meet some new friends!
An extremely friendly and welcoming setting with a broad range of ages and capabilities, these classes utilise a range of different equipment and exercises to get you moving safely. People with osteoporosis, arthritis and balance issues often highlight how beneficial these classes have been for them.
Your first session is FREE!
To help you decide if the classes are right for you, the first one is on us.
Those new to the clinic can complete an initial, half hour one-on-one session to allow the physio to assess your capabilities. Existing patients can join the class if their treating physio considers it appropriate
So why not come on in and give it a try? No booking required. These classes are also claimable through your Private Health Fund.
The classes are held:
Tuesday 11.00am (in clinic)
Thursday 11:30am (in clinic)
Friday 11.00am (online)
Cost (first class free):
$21 per class
$13 per Zoom (video meeting) class
Still not convinced? Read on…..
Maintaining an active lifestyle is crucial for people of all ages, and this includes individuals in their mature years. Engaging in regular exercise is particularly important for older adults, as it offers a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional benefits. From enhancing strength and flexibility to improving overall well-being, mature-aged exercise plays a vital role in promoting a healthy and fulfilling life.
One of the primary advantages of exercise for mature adults is the preservation and improvement of physical function. As we age, it’s natural for muscle mass and bone density to decrease, and joints may become stiffer. However, incorporating regular physical activity into one’s routine can help mitigate these effects. Strength training exercises, such as lifting weights or using resistance bands, help build muscle strength and slow down muscle loss. Weight-bearing activities, like walking or dancing, promote healthy bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Additionally, stretching and flexibility exercises enhance joint mobility and maintain a full range of motion.
Exercise also plays a significant role in managing chronic conditions that may become more prevalent in later life, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and arthritis. Regular physical activity can improve heart health, lower blood pressure, control blood sugar levels, and reduce joint pain. Moreover, exercise contributes to weight management, which is crucial for preventing various health issues and maintaining overall vitality.
Beyond the physical benefits, mature-aged exercise positively impacts mental and emotional well-being. Physical activity stimulates the release of endorphins, the “feel-good” hormones that boost mood and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Engaging in group exercise classes or activities fosters social connections, which are vital for combating feelings of isolation or loneliness that can sometimes occur in older age. Furthermore, exercise can enhance cognitive function, memory, and overall brain health.
When embarking on an exercise routine as a mature adult, it’s important to consider individual abilities, preferences, and any existing health conditions. Consulting with our qualified exercise specialist physiotherapists, we can provide tailored guidance and ensure safety during physical activity.
Mature-aged exercise group classes, such as yoga or Pilates, help improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. For those looking for a challenge, strength training using free weights or resistance machines can provide significant benefits.
Remember, the key is to start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of exercise over time. It’s important to listen to your body and make adjustments as needed. Finding an activity that brings joy and fulfillment will make it easier to stick with an exercise routine in the long term.
In conclusion, mature-aged exercise is a vital component of a healthy and fulfilling life. By incorporating regular physical activity into your routine, older adults can enjoy numerous benefits, including improved physical function, better management of chronic conditions, enhanced mental well-being, and increased social connections. Embracing a varied and enjoyable exercise regimen tailored to individual needs and abilities ensures that mature adults can maintain an active and vibrant lifestyle for years to come.
So what are you waiting for? Join one of our mature aged classes today and improve your well-being for now and the future.
Contact us on 07 3349 1554 today.