Darsham Tuesday Exercises

Exercise Picture

Held During School Term Time

We begin at 10.30 am and finish before 12noon. Once a month we retire to the pub for a (healthy) lunch. 

The exercise session is mainly chair-based and consists of a warm-up, followed by mobility exercises, stretching, flexibility, strengthening, endurance (!), and co-ordination – though not necessarily all in one session or in that order. The emphasis however, is on being aware of, and improving, balance through posture, breathing and targeting specific muscles in order to build up resistance and reduce the risk, and consequences, of falling. There is some standing/balance work involved (using chairs for support) and the exercises are performed in accordance with the latest postural stability guidelines, and National Service Framework for Older People. Simple equipment is often used to enhance movement (and fun!), initial functional assessment measurements recorded as evidence based practice(i.e. that it actually all works!) where appropriate, and we finish with a time of dynamic, physical relaxation – as the skill improves so the time is lengthened.

There is a cost £2.00 a time (for the hire of the hall, heat and light), and just turn up when you can. It’s all very flexible…. But we’d love to see you, regular attendance will definitely bring benefits to health – your health is your responsibility.

Ida Phillips