STRONGER FOR LONGER CLASS
Our Stronger For Longer class is aimed at the Over 60s. We lose 5% of our muscle strength every decade and this is known as sarcopaenia. Most people realise that we lose bone strength but the loss of muscle strength is less known but may be as important. This class also gives you a chance to exercise with people of a similar age which our attendees say is important to them.
The class lasts one hour and you can join it any week. It comprises of circuit training spending a couple of minutes at each task and then moving on to the next one. It involves some weight-lifting of small to medium weight and other exercises such as lunges and balance exercises. All the exercises are done under the supervision of a chartered physiotherapist who will advise on the correct weights and techniques and will be able to take into consideration any muscle, bone or joint complaints that you may have. We have a maximum of seven in each class to ensure close supervision.
The classes are on:
Tuesday 11.00 a.m. (1 space)
Thursday 11.00 a.m. (1 space)
Friday 11.30 a.m. (3 spaces) This class is aimed at the over 75s or those who have difficulty with mobility. (If you wish to have a chat to one of the chartered physiotherapists about this class, we can be contacted at the clinic number above).
If you wish to try a free class before signing up, please ask. A set of eight classes costs €140 and they must be used within three months. If you do a second class e.g. Healthy Bones in the calendar week (Pilates is excluded from this), you get a €5 discount.
Call us on 01 835 2043 to book your free class.