ZUMBA® is a fusion of Latin and International music / dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, and based on the principle that a workout should be "FUN AND EASY TO DO." The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind.
Circuit Training / Cross Training has many forms but primarily involves moving from one station to another in set periods of time. Each interval varies from 1-3 minutes alternating between strength and cardio . Cardio work can include Step, Hi/Lo Aerobics, or Cardio Strength work can include physioballs, bands, mat exercises, body weight exercise, and more.
GENTLE CLASS/OLDER ADULTS
These classes involve a range of upper and lower body strength, core and flexibility exercises for older adults. Using resistance bands, light weights, exercise balls & other level appropriate equipment. They are functional and relevant exercises related to daily activities and falls prevention. The atmosphere is welcoming, friendly, fun, social and provides an excellent workout to make you feel stronger, relaxed and feeling good. All classes are open to restricted members.
Central Coast Body Blitz, present a varied Program Suitable to all levels in a fun environment using safe, controlled movements designed for Older Adults, anyone recovering from operation or injuries and new starters.
ITS NEVER TOO LATE TO START
For people over 65, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non- fatal unintentional injury!
Leonie Baldry, Owner/Operator and has held Gentle Exercise classes in our local community for 3 years. The main aim for these classes is to assist our Elderly in maintaining Independence and mobility and overall wellbeing through Consistent Gentle Exercise.Our program aims to improve Strength, Balance and Flexibility to assist client to maintain ability to carry out everyday task with as much independence as possible and enable them to live Happy active lives.
Limited mobility doesn’t mean you can’t exercise
If you have a disability, severe weight problem, chronic breathing condition, diabetes, arthritis, or other ongoing illness you may think that your health problems make it impossible for you to exercise effectively, if at all. Or perhaps you’ve become frail with age and are worried about falling or injuring yourself if you try to exercise. The truth is, regardless of your age, current physical condition, and whether you’ve exercised in the past or not, there are plenty of ways to overcome your mobility issues and reap the physical, mental, and emotional rewards of exercise
An injury doesn’t mean your mental and emotional health is doomed to decline. While some injuries respond best to total rest, most simply require you to reevaluate your exercise routine with help from your doctor or physical therapist.
KEY BENEFITS OF EXERCISE
• Increases Energy levels
• Gain strength and Increases bone density
• Increased metabolism
• Gain Balance and Flexibility
• Promotes good sleep
• Reduces the symptoms of Arthritis
• Reduces anxiety
• Greatly increases the feeling of wellbeing and confidence and promotes Happiness
• Heart function
When you exercise, your body releases endorphins that energize your mood, relieve stress, boost your self-esteem, and trigger an overall sense of well-being. If you’re a regular exerciser currently sidelined with an injury, you’ve probably noticed how inactivity has caused you mood and energy levels to sink. This is understandable: exercise has such a powerful effect on mood it can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressant medication.
What types of exercise are possible with limited mobility?
It’s important to remember that any type of exercise will offer health benefits. Mobility issues inevitably make some types of exercise easier than others, but no matter your physical situation, you should aim to incorporate three different types of exercise into your routines:
• Cardiovascular exercises that raise your heart rate and increase your endurance. These can include walking, running, cycling, dancing, tennis, swimming, water aerobics. Even if you’re confined to a chair or wheelchair, it’s still possible to perform cardiovascular exercise.
• Strength training exercises involve using weights or other resistance to build muscle and bone mass, improve balance, and prevent falls. If you have limited mobility in your legs, your focus will be on upper body strength training. Similarly, if you have a shoulder injury, for example, your focus will be more on strength training your legs and abs.
• Flexibility exercises help enhance your range of motion, prevent injury, and reduce pain and stiffness. These may include stretching exercises and yoga. Even if you have limited mobility in your legs, for example, you may still benefit from stretches and flexibility exercises to prevent or delay further muscle atrophy.
The design of the class introduces easy-to-followZumba®choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. ... Zumba Gold is perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.