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Older Adults

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Staying physically active and strong is important as we age; exercise provides many physical and mental health benefits.

You’re never too old to enjoy the benefits of exercise. Even small amounts of exercise can improve your health. If you have any medical conditions or are on regular medication we recommend getting a clearance from your doctor before commencing a new exercise program.

Health and fitness benefits:

  • Improved muscle strength
  • Maintain and/or improve bone density
  • Improve balance
  • Improve mobility
  • Improve energy levels
  • Help regulate blood pressure
  • Weight management
  • Can help reduce depression
  • Prevent or delay the onset of diseases/disabilities

Lifestyle benefits:

  • Maintaining or regaining independence
  • Increased ability to do day to day tasks
  • Increased participation in more leisure activities
  • Increased social interaction

What is an older adults class?

Classes are low impact, social and friendly. Music is selected with volume, speed and style in mind to create an enjoyable experience. As we age our bodies changes, and so our exercise choices may need to change depending on health.  E.G. The impact of conditions such as arthritis can determine the types of exercise that are suitable. With this in mind, we have created a wide range of classes to suit everyone.

How do I choose the right program/class?

There is a range of classes suited for all levels of experience. Classes can be adapted or modified to suit your needs. Refer to our class descriptions or speak to one of our friendly staff.

I’ve never exercised before! Where do I start?

Click here to find out more about our group exercise options or click here to find out more about what is on offer in the gym.

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Last updated: 01 July 2016