I'm so excited as this autumn sees the launch of the Exercise4Seniors programme on 30th October following a very successful pre-launch class known as Super Seniors at Sawtry Leisure Centre. Exercise4Seniors will follow the same format as Super Seniors with the addition of free tea and coffee and a time for a chat afterwards.
These classes are what I like to call "Old School" exercise to music classes and although mainly attended by women we do have a few men on board. The choreography is fairly simple ( I am not a dancer) but the basic steps build up into a complete short routine which does require a little brain power to remember...but that's all part of it ... challenging the brain with new movement patterns encourages the growth of new neural connections which is healthy for all of us. If you're a fan of Davina's DVDs then you may like this (I've been told I do similar stuff).
Of course you go at your own pace, taking a break when you feel too puffed. The moves are all low impact which is kinder to our joints although there maybe the odd little "skippity skip" bit which does help to load our bones to help prevent bone loss. After the warm up, the main aerobic routine lasts about 30 mins and then we do some strength and balance work using light hand held weights or resistance bands, finishing the class with some stretches. All exercises are done standing or with the support of a chair, we don't get down on the floor as some people have difficulty in getting back up again!
I love to play music from my "era" namely, from the 60s,70s and 80s but I am not averse to some modern stuff too. In fact, you should hear my latest 60s stuff ... it's 60s mixed with euro pop plus someone who sounds like Shaggy (Mr Boombastic)..... (and yes it's all PPL free ...if any of the licencing people are reading this!).
Above all, we have a laugh. I can't take it all too seriously, we all need a break from serious stuff of life now and again. So please take a chance ... come and join in. Just bring your training shoes and your sense of fun, don't worry if you go wrong you will pick it up after a week or two if you stick with it ... and you'll make some new friends too.
I am an exercise4happiness specialist. Forget the bikini body or the 6 pack, exercising to feel good is where it's at! Join me in my adventures in happiness, on the bike, in the studio, or in the classroom and I will infect you with my enthusiasm to get out there and be active too! You will feel good, I promise you.