A new fitness class designed specifically for the over-60s is to be launched in Wonersh Memorial Hall, Wonersh as part of a campaign to help people to stay young by improving strength, balance and overall health as we age. Anna Pritchard is on a mission to keep the over 60s moving by encouraging them to go along to an exercise class with a difference designed by Move it or Lose it’s founder Julie Robinson as seen on BBC’s “How to Stay Young”. This class is known as FABS, which stands for Flexibility, Aerobics, Balance and Strength.
The FABS programme combines exercises that have been scientifically proven by the Centre for Healthy Ageing Research at the University of Birmingham to turn back the clock. Anna explains how her Move it or Lose it class can help older people feel fabulous about life:
“I’m thrilled to be part of the FABS family. I want to make a real difference to the community and to get this age group feeling great about themselves again. There’s so many classes and clubs aimed at the under fifties and very little for baby boomers who still want to feel great but don’t like going to the gym to keep fit. It’s a fantastic way to get together with other people in the area, keep fit and have fun whilst doing it!
“The exercises we do in the classes are easy to follow and fun and they can be tailored to all levels of fitness and mobility. The whole class can be done seated or standing, with or without the use of a chair for balance. This isn’t about people dressing in lycra ready to hit the gym or do a high intensity session, FABS is for people who want to live longer, happier, healthier lives.
“We ensure there’s a warm welcome for everyone who attends.”
Join us for a free taster session on June 11th at 10.30am at the Wonersh Memorial Hall. The classes will cost £5 per week but will include post workout refreshments.