"A chair-based exercise program from British Gymnastics sees remarkable results." - British Gymnastics Foundation Manager, Patrick Bonner.
In 2015 British Gymnastics received funding for a new program to aid in the health and fitness of older individuals, especially those living with dementia. With over 150 participants in their program at the time and close research conducted by Age UK, it was shown that there could be great improvements to an individuals physical, mental and cognitive abilities.
Those involved in the British Gymnastics program reported better posture, movement and memory recall. The older participants really appeared to benefit the most from the program.
"Improvements ranged from participants being able to use their hands again to feed themselves, do crafts and play bingo as well as socializing with friends and family. One woman has now regained her independence and moved back in to her own home." - Patrick Bonner
In 2018, there was an estimated 436, 366 Australians living with dementia.
It is important to continue to look after our health as we age. Once we reach middle age we tend to ease off our physical fitness due to aches and pains. In doing this we could be allowing ourselves to become more susceptible to illnesses which can result in the decline of our motor function. By staying active mentally and physically can we can prevent ourselves from struggling as we get older.
In 2019 FCGC will be introducing a Move for Life 50+ program. We are so excited to be offering this program, and we really believe it will offer invaluable health benefits to all participants. Our program has been lovingly created to be introductory, adaptive and progressive. Participants will be able to use the gym equipment in new ways to aid in the strengthening of their joints, ligaments and muscles over the course of the program. All elements of the program can be adapted to work for any individual so everybody will get the MOST out of their time. There is zero experience needed and no physical requirements.
The only thing required is your willingness to improve your overall health!
Best of all, Tuition for Move For Life is currently FREE!
So why not gather some friends, or tell a beloved family member about our program. And we will see you in the Gym!
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Move for Life 55+ information can be found here.
Sport England Article can be found here.