Super Seniors Fitness Solutions

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New SIT & BE FIT CLASS in Gloucester UK May 9, 2014

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Take Heart support group opens it’s doors to all needing to improve their balance, strength and posture.

Often as we age we develop a range of health problems that effect our balance and ability to get around this can make regular exercise sessions too noisy, too fast or just too much!

So, we’ve developed SIT & BE FIT – mobility scooter and walker friendly, we use chairs or your own scooter or wheel chair to give support while we tone and activate muscles, mobilise and loosen joints and improve postural strength.

If you, or someone you know might benefit from gentle effective exercise based on Pilates and Yoga principles get in touch for a FREE Trial.
Partners and carers are welcome, we meet on Mondays and Fridays with a nice chatty refreshment break between sessions at 11:00. Come for coffee and meet us all.

We are a happy, social bunch, with regular walks, trips and raffles.

Meet People, Have Fun, Make Friends

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Core Stability Training – are you doing too much? January 27, 2014

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Core Stability Training – are you doing too much?

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Ask 100 fitness professionals and rehabilitation specialists, and they’ll all have different answers – and even then, it will still be dependent on the athlete/client/patient. We can’t even effectively define “core,” let alone “core stability exercises” to answer the question.

Taking it a step further, only 15% of low back pain has a definitive diagnosis. One could make the argument, therefore, that only 15% of core function can be adequately assessed/interpreted. We’d like to think that we know exactly what is going on with a spine, but that’s just not reflected in the research.

The good news, though, is that while most people encounter low back pain at some point in their lives, the overwhelming majority of them do get better with rehabilitation. We just don’t know what’s optimal – and I’m not sure we ever will, but we are getting a lot better, thanks to the availability of both research and anecdotal experience of rehabilitation specialists, fitness professionals, and folks who have remained healthy.

My Pilates and Bio- mechanics training has enabled me to assess you and create a program to address your core needs.
You may be hypermobile and need to improve stability, or tight and stiff and benefit from increased mobility. In either case a large group, general class may not help your back at all!

If you’re local and would like to learn more about my small group training sessions get in touch for a trial session.
This class might suit you if you want to develop a strong and mobile core.
‘All Core’ Tuesdays 18:00
Hayden Hill Studio. GL51 0SW
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Aqua Aerobics Have You Tried It Yet? January 13, 2014

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Active adults find water aerobics to be a great alternative to traditional exercise.

Despite their popularity with older adults, water aerobics classes are not just for senior citizens. Healthy active adults can enjoy this low-impact activity as another beneficial aspect of their normal exercise routine. Water aerobics classes are easy on joints, great for meeting new people, and they are a lot of fun.

The most well known benefit of water aerobics is that exercising in water reduces the impact on your body. This makes water aerobics an ideal low-impact exercise for those with osteoarthritis, those who are very overweight, or those who are recovering from an injury or surgery. (Though, you should check with your doctor before beginning a water aerobics program, particularly after injury or surgery.)
Stiff joints open up and movements feel easier while supported by all round water pressure.

Water cushions impact and reduces gravity’s drag on your body, it also provides additional resistance. Moving your body through water takes much more effort than moving through air. To feel this for yourself, stand in water and simply pull your arms through the water by your sides. This resistance adds to your workout without the need for hand weights, resistance bands or other exercise equipment.

There is some debate over the number of calories burned during water aerobics, and this further depends on the specific exercises performed. However, a water aerobics class certainly is an activity that will exercise your body, particularly for those with physical limitations due to health problems or injury.

In addition, water aerobics have some less considered benefits. As a group class, they promote social health and provide a network of motivation. Being in the water helps keep your body cool as well, which can help prevent the overheating that can occur with other fitness activities. Also, participants often feel less self-conscious when exercising under water. Bodies are relatively obscured by the water and missteps are unnoticed. Those who are uncomfortable in a bathing suit can easily cover up with a t-shirt and Lycra shorts.

If water aerobics sounds like a class that might appeal to you, check to see if there is a class available at your local health club or school. Forget your preconceptions and give water aerobics a try, you may just find a great way to add some variety to your workout routine.

I teach 2 open sessions at Fitness First Cheltenham
Anyone can come along, free parking, lift access, easy stairs into the salt water pool, fab changing rooms and NO Membership required.
Contact me to arrange a FREE trial session for either Monday or Thursday at 14:30.

Do you participate in water aerobics? Tell me about your experience in the comment section below!

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Thanks, Jax

 

Fatloss Workshop Cheltenham 02/08/13 July 16, 2013

Fatloss Basics Workshop (back by popular demand)
Friday 18:00 – 21:00

1. Fatloss Forever – never ‘Diet’ again!
2. Snacker, Binger, Nibbler or Grazer? – What’s your eating style? And is it right for you?
3. Smart Fasting – how to make it fit your lifestyle.
4. Q&A – it’s all about you!

Light, healthy meal, drinks and ever a little Pink Fizz!

I’ll include a workout if you want one…. But only if its requested. Remember we have a Fatloss session on Saturday at 08:30.

£20 per person.

Spaces Limited so book now, please

More info? Text me 07831 680086. Or
Email me Jaxallenfitness@gmail.com

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Super Seniors Weekly Fitness Sessions December 26, 2012

Weekly Sessions in Cheltenham & Gloucester

Pay as You Go, Multi-Level classes suitable for all levels of fitness.

Aqua Splash in Cheltenham

This friendly group meet 2:30pm Mondays & Thursdays at Fitness First in the Brewery, Cheltenham.  Fees: £4 per session in blocks of 4 or 8 classes. Contact Jean on Cheltenham 01242 245195

PilatesPlus for MS in Gloucester

A gentle, mainly seated, class for those with Multiple Sclerosis and their carers.  A happy, uplifting session at Elmscroft Community Centre Fridays, 2:00pm. Contact Jean on Gloucester 01452 724838

Cardiac Support Group – Take Heart Gloucester

Exercise, friendship and lots more.  A group specifically set up to support those suffering and recovering from Cardiac events and Stroke. If you have or you are caring for someone with CHD (coronary heart disease) or Stroke these exercise sessions are ideal for you. Four sessions weekly with time to meet and chat over coffee or tea and biscuits plus trips, walks, support and advice.

Mondays & Fridays  10:15  Keep Fit – improve your health and confidence – for the more mobile includes fun, standing sequences to sing along music plus resistance work and seated strength and stretches. .

Mondays & Fridays 11:30 Chairobics – maintain your independence -for those needing the support of a chair – seated sequences to improve strength & mobility, posture & breathing . .

Fees: £2.50 plus £5 annual subs.  Contact Ernie on Cheltenham 07899 851078