Fancy a little exercise with a relaxing cuppa and a natter afterwards or forget the exercise and just join us for a drink! A variety of simple exercises using upbeat popular music from various decades with stretching and conditioning sections using exercise balls and a chair as a barre. A great way to improve flexibility, co-ordination, mobility, strength and balance for all ages and abilities whilst socialising at the same time. This class incorporates the more gentler elements of the ballet barre body conditioning and step, sway, releve classes. Class adapted to meet individual needs. If you have limited mobility or (are in a wheelchair) chairs are available to exercise on but still enabling you to take part fully in the class.
Whether standing or seated this Pilates Stretch and Barre class gives you a full body stretch using the principles of Pilates to centre on a whole body workout. Combines dance and Pilates standing or seated stretch exercises with barre standing or seated exercises using the the chair as a barre.
Evidence based activity for older adults that will support the development of core strength and balance. Backed by Public Health England. The research behind the OTAGO exercises throughout the class is proven to :
Suitable for all abilities as class is adapted to individual needs. Can either self refer or be referred through your GP or Social Prescriber
A slower based easier exercise class using swing styles such as jazz, swing, Charleston, rock n roll, Lindy Hop and jive. The great music of these eras helps to move your body, increase co-ordination, balance and energy levels making you feel fitter! All in a fun and welcoming environment. No dance experience needed. No matter what your age or ability this class suits all.
Standing stretches set to music which combines the use of exercise balls with some exercises. Similar to
a pilates class for that all over workout. Exercise for the mind as well as the body. Centres on the
core and whole body to help strengthen and tone your body in a gradual way whilst improving balance and
Class suitable for all ages and abilities and can be done on the chair throughout if mobility is limited. Great class if returning to exercise after having a baby, dislike exercising on the floor or older age and want to maintain or improve flexibility and mobility. Please note it must have been at least 6 weeks after having your baby to be able to take part in this class. Wheelchair access is available.
A combination class that uses three different styles of exercise; dance, fitness and conditioning to improve muscle tone, core strength, balance, co-ordination and flexibility. Includes dance styles such as Swing, jive, salsa, lindy hop, cumbian,burlesque,pop.
The use of music and movement with older people, some of whom may have a form of Dementia/Alzheimer's,
has been linked to a way of awakening the mind and body. The use of scarves and balls in the classes I
run and the tactile nature of the fabrics seems to increase the engagement and always seems to put a
smile on a face!
Both classes have the option of being taken seated or standing.
Classes can be run in day centres, residential units, care homes, community centres or wherever the group may meet. Please contact myself through the details below to book your FREE 15 minute taster session to see if this is the type of class your group/setting would benefit from. £35-£50 for a 30 - 45 minute session (Depending on area to travel to and type of group/class required)
Chair based exercise classes are a fun way for people of all ages and abilities including Dementia,
Parkinsons and mobility clients or those returning to exercise.
No matter what your age or mobility chair based exercise allows you to move and improve your core strength, flexibility, mobility, co-ordination, fitness levels, health and well being. Uses equipment such as small soft balls, scarves and hoops. They are a great way to do gentle exercise with varying options of low/high movements on and off the chair set to music from different eras.
If you currently attend a Community group / Centre, WI, Day Centre etc and think this is the type of class that would be good to set up there then contact me on the details below to arrange a FREE 15 minute taster session. £35-£50 for a 30 - 50 minute session (Depending on area to travel to and type of group/class required)
PRIVATE ONLINE COMMUNITY CLASSES
TUESDAY 11:15 - 12:00 - ALL CARERS AND THEIR CARED FOR (CONNECTING COMMUNITIES)
THURSDAY 11:00 - 12:00 - SIT OR STAND, STRETCH OR FLEX
THURSDAY 13:30 - 14:15 - DEMENTIA CARED FOR AND THEIR CARERS
Classes are free but you need to be registered as a Carer with Northamptonshire Carers prior to accessing the classes. For more information please use the contact form.
Combination class which combines a mix of standing Pilates stretch exercises, Swing dances, leg and core strength conditioning exercises for an all over body workout. Pilates stretch starts to unwind the body as you build up the moves in the Swing dances and centre on the core with the conditioning exercises.
Combines the graceful moves of ballet with conditioning exercises similar to Pilates. Exercise for the mind as well as the body. A simple way to tone your upper and lower body and feel you have worked out instantly. Works on strengthening your core, improves posture, flexibility, balance and pelvic floor muscles. Suitable for all ages and abilities including pre/post natal ladies.