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We now have 24 Younger 4 Longer exercise sessions taking place across Dorset, in Wimborne, Colehill, Verwood, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Wareham, Studland, Weymouth and Ferndown - details of these can be found on the page 'Days, Times and Places'

All of our instructors are highly trained in teaching exercise and all hold the RCN accredited Level 4 Diploma Teaching Evidence Based Exercise to Older People.

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All Younger 4 Longer exercise sessions are based on the Younger 4 Longer programme that was set up and led by Diane Priest, Registered Nurse / Specialist Exercise Instructor.   The community based open classes include: 

  Exercise to Music Sessions

  Circuit Training Sessions

  Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation Sessions

  British Lung Foundation Maintenance Exercise Sessions

  Chair Supported / Falls Prevention Sessions

 

People wishing to attend weight management exercise sessions should contact Diane on 01202 888493.

 

Exercise to Music sessions   

Who are they for?

Ideal for the more active and able ladies and gentlemen who want to improve / maintain general health and strength

An Exercise to Music Group

What do we do?

During the first half of the class we:

  begin with a warm up

  do some cardiovascular exercise to music to improve / maintain the condition of the heart 

  end with a cool down

During the second half we do a selection of the following:

  muscle strengthening exercise using: small hand weights, ankle weights and resistance bands

  abdominal exercises

  pelvic floor exercises

  balance and co-ordination exercises

  flexibility stretches

  learn how to get down and up from the floor safely so that we can keep playing with the grandchildren!

When we can we like to end with:

  a short period of relaxation

  a cup of tea or coffee

Circuit Training Sessions /

Phase lV Cardiac Rehabilitation

Who are they for?

  Ideal for the more active and able ladies and gentlemen who want to improve / maintain general health and strength

  Ideal for cardiac rehabilitation, weight loss and general maintenance of health and strength

The men in a Circuit Training / Phase IV Cardiac Rehab Group

We do have ladies too!

What do we do?

  begin with a warm up

  exercise the cardiovascular system using: steps, stationary bikes, rowing machines and rebounders

  at the same time improve / maintain upper body strength and endurance using small hand weights

  end the circuit with a cool down, some balance exercises and some flexibility stretches

Chair Supported Exercise to Music /

Strength, Balance and Fitness sessions

Who are they for?

  Ideal for people with reduced mobility who wish to improve / maintain general health, strength mobility and independence

  Ideal for people who have had one or more falls and wish to improve their balance

  Wheelchair users and carers welcome

A Chair Supported Exercise Group

What do we do?

  begin with a warm up

  muscle strengthening exercise using: small hand weights, ankle weights and resistance bands

  abdominal exercises

  pelvic floor exercises

  balance and co-ordination exercises to improve balance and prevent falls and injuries

  learn how to get down onto and up from the floor safely so that we can continue to play with the grandchildren!

  flexibility stretches

We also use a variety of small, household items to add an element of fun! e.g.

  chiffon scarves

  tennis balls and 7" balls

  ribbons

  cake boards

  small hoops

  batons

  Christmas crackers, tinsel and other Christmas decorations

When we can we like to end with:

  a short period of relaxation

  a cup of tea or coffee

 

BLF Maintenance Exercise Sessions

 

Who are they for?

  Ideal for anyone who has lung disease and  wishes to improve and maintain their walking ability and their ability to carry out daily tasks, along with improving / maintaining general health, strength mobility and independence

  Ideal for complete beginners to exercise and people with a range of health problems

What do we do?

This takes the form of a circuit session and includes:

  beginning with a warm up

  exercising the cardiovascular system using steps and sometimes rebounders

  at the same time improving / maintaining upper body strength and endurance using small hand weights

  ending the circuit with a cool down, some balance exercises and some flexibility stretches

When we can we like to end with:

  a short period of relaxation

  a cup of tea or coffee

 

Younger 4 Longer      Updated March 2019     Contact Us