Exercise for Older Adults
Physical activity is vital for all ages but there are benefits that are even more important to older adults. These include…
- Improved posture, balance and coordination – and thereby a reduction in the risk of falls.
- Increased bone density/strength – and thereby a decrease in the risk of fractures.
- A healthier heart, better circulation and lowering of high blood pressure.
- Lowering of cholesterol.
- Increased strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness, thereby making it easier to carry out daily tasks and improving quality of life.
- Increased energy levels.
- The raising of low moods.
- Social interaction and the making of new friends.
Exercise for older adults should be functional – in other words it should help you cope with the physical movements of every day life, such as walking, getting up from a chair, shopping and playing with your grandchildren. Exercise should also be fun – and all of our sessions promise to be. Whether it’s a group class or a 1-2-1 session, we’ll have you working your smiling and laughter muscles as much as the rest of your body!
All exercise sessions with Park View Pilates will be tailored to your physical activity preferences, needs and mobility. Some or all of the session can be chair-based if required.
We currently run an aerobics for older adults class, in conjunction with Age UK at Whitton Social Centre in Twickenham every Tuesday morning (please contact the centre for details).
If you are looking for 1-2-1 training or would like private group exercise classes with your friends – or think exercise would help a friend of relative – please contact us to discuss your options. We offer low-impact aerobics, chair-based exercise and Pilates.
If you are involved with a day centre, residential home or sheltered accommodation in Surrey or South West London and would like your own exercise class held on-site, please contact us. We can tailor make packages to suit your residents/guests (price on application).