Stand Strong Exercise Classes
Stand strong classes are fun and enjoyable but importantly are challenging and adaptable to each and every individual regardless of their level of health and fitness.
Due to the vast experience that we have built up over the years our highly trained team can accommodate all levels into a group scenario safely and seamlessly.
In our ‘Stand Strong’ classes we have combined a number of different physical activities including Tai Chi to improve balance, strength, posture and flexibility which are essential components in keeping fit and healthy. Our classes have to be enjoyable but with this we also ensure that you are gaining real benefit from attending by building your health and fitness and reducing the chances of injury through specific falls prevention training.
In addition to the classes, we offer individual assessments at the start of each twelve week block to ascertain where you need to improve to ensure that you are reducing your risk of falling. You are assessed before each block and given an individual home based exercise programme and then assessed again at the end of the block.
By attending our classes and carrying out daily physical activities that we prescribe for you, we can help you to build up your reserves to allow you to do the things that you really want to do!
Our team are also more than happy to answer any of your questions on a one-to-one basis or refer you to another member of our healthcare team.
GOOD NEWS: LIVE STAND STRONG CLASSES FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME!
We have moved our stand strong classes to ‘live’ online classes – click here for more information!
Feedback from participants in our live stand strong exercise classes:
'Great start to the day, I feel great satisfaction and empowered by it'. 'I have never really had a fear of falling but I would consider my balance to be an area I need to work on. Since joining the Stand strong I have maintained my balance and become more confident with this'. Bridie
'Sit to stands; I can now complete more of these and I am happy with that'. 'I like the structure and its something positive I do for my health. It has added structure to my week since lockdown as I have been cocooning'. Kay
'Helps to keep me supple, I'm not stiff anymore. I have to watch my balance and the balance exercises are useful'. 'The balance exercises are extremely beneficial to me and I always aim to impress Bridget my instructor in the classes as I feel it is improving all the time'. Brian
'Fitter than I was, not as tired as I used to be. I was very happy when the classes started back on zoom as I quickly got back to this fitness'. 'Never had a fear of falling, very few falls, the last was 15 years ago. Other than that, as my husband has fallen more regularly it's something I'm cautious of. I know the tandem stepping and figure of 8 stepping exercises we do in class have helped me to keep my balance where it is today'. Deirdre