Extend Exercises for the Over 60’s
A safe and effective form of exercise that will enable you to look and feel your
very best! It’s about core conditioning and strengthening muscles to improve posture,
give flat lean abdominals, strong healthy backs, and total relaxation for the body
and mind. With regular practice an increased awareness of the body is achieved which
can be taken into everyday life enabling movement without tension and pain.
At first glance it appears to be a gentle and easy form of exercise; however its combination of strengthening and mobility moves can create a very intense and highly beneficial workout. High levels of fitness or great suppleness are not a prerequisite for Pilates. In fact, Realistic Pilates enhances both of these conditions, whilst strengthening the "core muscles" within the torso.
If a sports enthusiast, then pilates can help improve your game. It also helps develop breathing control, and improved co-
The good news is that "Realistic Pilates" suits all ages and no previous experience
is necessary. Many people who suffer with remedial problems often find themselves
pain free as a result of taking up Realistic Pilates. Sometimes specific health
problems are best suited to one to one sessions. Ante-
These classes are pre-
These classes are lots of fun and provide a good social network for all who attend. They are highly beneficial for anyone who is new to an area and keen to make new friends or for those who live alone and enjoy company.
Each class begins with a warm up which includes postural awareness. Then each area
of the body is worked in a gentle format. Every session includes some seated work
where we invariably use different props/equipment for fun and entertainment.
Small hand weights are used each week for a short space of time to maintain muscle strength (optional) and help improve co-
*Chi Gong forms a part of traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Whilst acupuncture
and herbal medicine form the restorative aspect, Chi Gong forms both a preventative
and restorative side of the system. Under the principles of Chinese Medicine (Chi)
is the animating life force that exists within and around everything. Chi Gong -
Nursing Homes/Sheltered Housing
These classes aim to maintain a level of fitness which assists the activities of daily living e.g. being able to independently rise from a chair and walk short distances. Fine motor movements are also used to assist dressing/doing buttons, ties etc, also exercises to help with arthritis in hands and finger joints, as is a range of exercises to assist improving circulation and aiding fall prevention.
A variety of equipment and music that is fitting for that age-
The most common translation of the Sanskrit word yoga is “union”. Yoga is a practice and a philosophy that originated in India 6000 years ago. Yoga works to develop every human faculty (physical, emotional and mental) to bring them together harmoniously. Yoga has been described as a science of living. It combines physical movement and postures, basic and skilled breathing techniques and relaxation, Yoga stretches,strengthens, tones, aligns and improves the health of the body. Yoga enhances awareness of your body and breath, and can help you to develop a state of mental calm and emotional stability.
I teach Hatha Yoga and vary my classes each week. I focus on alignment and breathing in order to help release tension in the mind and body and to help participants to develop greater body intelligence.
Classes run for 1 hour 15 minutes and cost £7:50 per class drop-
Please bring your own mat and blanket
These classes are pre-
This Latin based dance fitness class integrates some of the principles of aerobic,
interval, and resistance training to maximise caloric output, cardiovascular benefits
and total body toning. Children over 8 may now join my Zumba classes.