Exercise classes for older adults

Fit for Life Gloucestershire

Fit for Life exercise classes for older adults Fitness, strength, balance and wellbeing.

  1. 03 Nov

    Gloucester / Food and Drink - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

    Dementia fund raising event Churchdown 3rd November

    🔵 Charity event 🔵 We are holding a fundraiser for two very important and worthwhile charities. Dementia currently affects 1 in 11 people in the UK. Churchdown GL3 community hub 03/11/23 9am till 12pm Please support us by attending 1 of the 2 classes we will be holding- mixed seated and standing. Class one- 9.30 […]

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Fit for Life Gloucestershire run NHS award winning community based exercise classes for older adults. We work in partnership with your local Health Teams.
Benefits of our classes include:
😊Specially designed for older adults and all abilities.
😊Improve or maintain your fitness, leg strength, leg power and balance.
😊Supporting  ‘Live longer better’ and ‘Fallproof’.
😊Stay stronger and keep your independence for longer.
😊Improve your resilience and wellbeing.
😊We are Dementia friendly organisation and support those with long term health conditions.
Timetable and class information
💪Chair Strength and balance class. This class is predominantly seated and ideal for less mobile and those that find walking difficult. Everyone is encouraged to stand for a short while if possible to carry out leg strength and balance exercises.
☑️Monday 11am Elmscroft Community Centre, Barnwood.
☑️Thursday 11am Northway Community Hub
☑️Thursday 11am Brockworth Community Centre
☑️Friday 11:45 Churchdown Community Centre
💪💪Fitness, strength and balance classes. All participants have their own chair and can choose to stand or sit. Everyone is encouraged to stand for leg strength and balance exercises.
☑️Monday 10am Elmscroft Community Centre, Barnwood.
☑️Monday 10:30am Churchdown Community Centre
☑️Tuesday 09:45am GL3 Community Hub Churchdown
☑️Tuesday 10am Tewkesbury Methodist Church
☑️Tuesday 11:30am Quedgeley Community Centre
☑️Tuesday 11:45am Bredon Village Hall
☑️Wednesday 10am Hucclecote Community Centre
☑️Thursday 10am Longlevens Community Centre
☑️Thursday 11am Quedgeley Village Hall.
☑️Thursday 10am Northway Community Hub
☑️Thursday 1pm The Wheatpieces Community Centre.
☑️Friday 10am Watson Hall, Barton St. Tewkesbury. (Starts on the 22nd September)
💪💪💪50+ Circuit workout
This workout is designed for fitter stronger participants. We use lots of equipment including weights, resistance bands, balance pads, medicine balls and steps.
☑️Thursday 2:15pm The Wheatpieces Community Centre.
☑️Friday 10am GL3 Community Hub Churchdown
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Email: fitforlifegloucester@gmail.com
Fallproof plan information: www.fallproof.me
😊All classes are pay as you go, prices vary so please ask. No need to book but please feel free to contact us for more information.
😊Free home exercise booklet when you start and many of our venues provide free refreshments.

Contact info

  • 07503876430
  • fitforlifegloucester@gmail.com
  • Jon French

34 Oxstalls lane Longlevens

Inclusion statement

Our classes are specifically designed for older adults and focus on all round fitness but also concentrate on developing strong leg muscles and better balance. It’s never too late to start so why not come and join our popular classes to meet new people and keep fit. Our exercise classes are part of Fall proof falls prevention plan led by Active Gloucestershire. We work closely with many NHS teams. Our classes are great for your wellbeing, mental health & keeping your brain active. All our instructors are qualified and insured. We are a Dementia friendly organisation and also encourage everyone to stay after the class for a chat. Mission Statement Fit for Life Safe and effective exercise classes for older people, staying strong and active, improving functional fitness, better quality of life, helping people to age successfully, maintaining independence, preventing falls and encouraging social interaction. Key values and principles  Person centered – challenging all levels, working with disabilities and age related conditions, adapting exercises to be safe and effective.  Demonstrate and show empathy and understanding with everyone, ensuring we are Dementia friendly.  Respect and positively support, individuality, confidentiality, empowerment, privacy, diversity and personal choice.  Work with partners to help support the community, educate and promote healthy lifestyles for older people.  Offer support to older people with chronic conditions including Parkinson, MS, Long Covid and COPD.

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