Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) has started an aqua gentle exercise class in Young.
A gold coin and membership at the Young Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) is all you need to attend the weekly Community Exercise Classes for the over 50s that run every Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30 in the morning at the Young PCYC.
These classes are run in a partnership between the PCYC and Murrumbidgee Local Health District, and have been designed to be of the benefit of the community, especially for those people over the age of 50, who are the target group for this program.
On top of keeping fit, losing weight and socialising, another benefit of the program is the price. At a very low cost with only a gold coin, the price ensures that all people can access exercise no matter their income.
“The classes are ideal for people who have always thought about getting involved in gentle exercise and who found it was too expensive,” MLHD contact for the program, Barb Manwaring said.
“The program aims to improve access to safe physical activity, especially for older adults living in rural communities. The Gentle exercise classes are particularly helpful to those who wish to improve their balance and flexibility in a friendly, social setting.” Barb said. Barb is the local Health Promotion Officer based at the Young Health Service.
"Everyone is more than welcome to come and join in.
“Here at PCYC we know the importance of regular physical activity to maintain good health and this is a great chance for community members to take part in a low cost and fun program offered locally.” Martin Langfield of Young PCYC agreed.
"Our gentle exercise classes provide many benefits and is shown to prevent falls that may result in injury.
“This is really inexpensive and affordable class for nearly a full hour of gentle exercise and well worth the effort of getting to the classes. In addition you will feel some real benefits with increased balance, strength and flexibility and will also be lessening your chances of having a fall as you age. The classes are a really safe and gentle way to exercise and is particularly beneficial if you suffer from joint issues.” Martin said.
Trudi Cross who leads the group in their activities, has seen first- hand the benefits in the participants of her classes with improved mobility and fitness levels.
“It is really important as we age to keep active and the benefits of doing this are enormous,” Trudi said.
“With regular exercise you feel so much better, you keep weight under control and very importantly regular exercise will help prevent mobility issues and falls as you age!”
No matter your fitness, age or size, the group is an excellent way to socialise, stay fit and active and with only a gold coin the price, well worth the effort and fun involved.
For more information about the classes or any queries, interested parties are asked to contact Martin Langfield or Trudi Cross at the Young PCYC on 63825392.
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