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Fitness in Retirement

Mary Ward Centre
Course summary
12 weeks
Leisure / Fun Classes

Course description

Fitness in Retirement

We work on posture, mobility, flexibility, balance and muscle tone to help circulation and relaxation.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

For men and women in their retirement who want to keep mobile and flexible. Newcomers welcome. Regular attendance is important. Previous experience of fitness classes not essential. We cater for all abilities. If students cannot do an activity an alternative is provided.

Training Course Content

We work principally on improving mobility, flexability, co-ordination, posture and strengthening muscles to aid balance. Music is carefully choosen to assist movement and provide a variety of moods and tempos. You are welcome to rest if you feel you need to and there is the option to work seated at times if you prefer.
We end with a cool down, passive stretch and three minutes guidance in deep relaxation.
By the end you should:
1. Move more easily, be more alert, and have a wider range of movement than before (other things being equal)
2. Sense which muscles maintain good posture and are required in each movement practised.Sense how and when to use energy and relaxation in different parts of the body. Know how to avoid some common causes of strain and injury.
3. Know by heart some exercises to do at home to keep trim and feel good.
4. Understand how to use food, sleep and Lifestyle in keeping fit in retirement.

About provider

Mary Ward Centre

Mary Ward Centre

The first thing you will notice about the Mary Ward Centre is the stunning Georgian building, in the peaceful surroundings of Queen Square. An adult education centre with a difference, whatever you want to learn, you’ll find it here. From...

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Mary Ward Centre

42 Queens Square
WC1N 3AQ London

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