Are you an elderly couple looking to improve balance and strength?
Consider giving our strength and balance classes in Nundah a go! Enhance your stability and confidence by participating alone or with a friend for added encouragement.
Want to know more? We delve into the details, including an interview with a couple who share their thoughts on the strength and balance sessions at North West Physio Nundah.
What you need to know about our strength and balance classes
Our strength and balance classes last for 45 minutes and are held once a week. They are priced at $30 per class and can be reimbursed through private health insurance.
What to expect in a strength and balance class
At North West Physio Nundah, our strength and balance classes use a mix of resistance and weight-based training to progressively load and strengthen the major muscle groups that assist with everyday function. This is combined with static and dynamic balance drills that challenge the base of support in order to improve stability and confidence.
We love to keep the classes engaging by mixing up the exercises and equipment between classes.
Usually, we will do a block of similar exercises that get progressively more challenging over a 6-8 week period. Subsequently, a fresh series of workouts are scheduled and advanced, facilitating continuous enhancement of various muscle groups and ensuring the classes remain interesting.
We use various equipment in our classes, including dumbbells, barbells and weight plates, step-up boxes, foam balance pads and supportive benches, to name a few.
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How do I start strength and balance training?
Prior to commencing strength and balance classes, a pre-assessment is to be completed before participating.
These assessments are booked under a physiotherapy appointment, are 30 minutes long and claimable through a health fund.
The practitioner will recommend if another session is needed, or if you are given the ok to join straight into a class.
Elderly strength training: couples kicking goals!
Now let’s hear from one of our incredible couples who are attending our strength and balance classes and are kicking goals as a team!
Why did you choose these strength and balance classes at Nundah?
We are in our seventies and looking to improve our strength and stability to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle.
Why did you choose to participate in these classes together as a couple?
We have done most things together. We motivate each other to achieve our goals.
What are the benefits of participating in strength and balance classes with a partner?
Motivation, enjoyment and companionship.
When did you start seeing the results of the classes?
Probably after a month for both of us. Strength and particularly balance. We feel steadier on our feet now and moving about.
What did you enjoy most about the classes, and would you recommend them to other couples or partners?
We love strength and balance classes because it’s tailored for us and aligned with what we want to achieve. Plus, we enjoy the personal touch. We most definitely would recommend and have already done so.
Balance training elderly: try our strength and balance classes with a partner!
Our strength and balance classes in Nundah offer a valuable opportunity for couples to enhance their physical well-being.
By participating in these classes, you can improve your balance and strength, leading to greater stability and confidence in your daily activities.
Whether attending alone or as a couple, the tailored exercises and supportive environment will help you achieve your fitness goals.
By Jacob Roberts