Balance and bones – Tuesday Brighton

Course code: 19098
Location: Brighton Courthouse
Day/time:  Tuesday 9am Weekly
Starts: 5-Feb  Ends: 3-Dec

Seated and standing exercises with or without weights to strengthen muscles, improve balance and fitness. Each class will last one hour and will include a short warm-up followed by several upper and lower limb exercises (mostly with weights) and functional exercises. The class will include a balance component and conclude with a short relaxation exercise. Jennie will lead and encourage participants to mirror her movements. Participants will be asked to help set up the room and be independent in putting on their leg weights where possible. Participants who perform these exercises will be less likely to experience loss of muscle mass, functional decline and fall related injuries compared with adults who do not exercise.

Prerequisites: Participants must be able to exercise while standing and be prepared to use weights in hands and on legs. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat, supportive shoes.

Jennie O’Reilly
Jennie is a physiotherapist with extensive experience in exercises for adults. She retired in 2011 from Caulfield Community Health Service after 22 years service. During her time at Caulfield she worked mainly in Rehabilitation and Community Health and was responsible for planning, implementation and smooth running of several health education and health promotion programs and activities. Jennie worked alongside Helen Redding (our Beaumaris Balance and Bones teacher) in a group responsible for strength training programs for adults in the community. She has extensive experience in working with and assessing adults.

Last updated 3 November 2018