Gentle Exercise

Ref: C3671073

A safe and effective gentle exercise course focusing on improving health and functional fitness. Each week contains a top to toe warm up, including aerobic routines, strength exercises with resistance bands or exercise equipment, balance exercises and a cool down including stretching and relaxation. Alternatives and adaptations will be offered to ensure everyone can participate. An enjoyable class in a friendly environment.

Course aim

A fun and enjoyable gentle exercise course suitable for all. Exercises to increase fitness levels and improve health and wellbeing, through improving balance, co-ordination, strength and reducing stress.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Other

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise the need to be physically active regularly and how this impacts on health and wellbeing.
  • Recognise the benefit of being physically active throughout life and how this changes due to age, circumstances, health, etc.
  • Recognise which areas of my health and functional fitness have improved, such as balance, co-ordination, mobility, etc.
  • Share and discuss their experiences of taking part in physical activity, what they have enjoyed and why, how participating has impacted on them and their health

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Other

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course outline

Gentle Exercise Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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