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Falls Prevention Exercise Classes

Enhance Your Strength, Balance, and Confidence

Term 3: Mon 15 July – Sun 22 Sept 2024

No class on 8 August.

About the Program

Falls are a leading cause of injury for those over 65, often leading to pain, trauma, and loss of independence.

Join our Falls Prevention Exercise Classes designed for those with arthritis and osteoporosis. Based on renowned fall prevention research, our circuit-style classes offer a comprehensive approach to improving balance, strength, and posture focusing on the muscles required for walking.

  • Class Structure: Circuit style
  • Cost: $160 for ten weeks or $18 for a casual session
  • Available Date Classes: Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Exercises: Standing/sitting; no need to get on the floor or knees
  • Educational Component: Learn how to prevent falls and manage your health

 

Why Join?

Our program is designed to help you:

  • Strengthen Muscles: Focus on muscles required for walking, balance, and posture stabilisation, which can reduce the risk of falls by up to 85%.
  • Enhance Physical Function: Experience reduced pain, improved physical function, muscle strength, balance, cardiovascular fitness, and psychological well-being.
  • Promote Regular Activity: Support weight loss and maintain high physical function.
  • Delay Joint Replacements: Reduce the need for joint replacements by 44-68%, with potential delays of 6 years for hip replacements and 2 years for knee replacements.

 

Did You Know?

  • Higher Falls Risk: People with osteoarthritis affecting 3-4 joints have an 85% higher risk of falling.
  • Physical Activity Benefits: Regular physical activity can significantly reduce the risk of osteoarthritis and improve overall health.
  • Balance and Support: Falls often occur when the centre of gravity goes outside the base of support. Strengthening lower limb and back muscles helps maintain balance.

 

Ready to Take the First Step?

Improve your strength, balance, and confidence. Sign up today and start your journey towards a healthier, safer, and more active lifestyle!

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Tuesdays 10:00 AM
Shenton Park

Thursdays 10:00 AM
Shenton Park

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