Gentle Exercise (Reaching Out)

Ref: C3741614

The course will introduce basic movements in exercise to music, with the addition of Tai Chi and Pilates for balance and strength. It is aimed at all levels of fitness, with the emphasis on fun and safety for all participants. The addition of equipment, ie hoops, soft balls and bean bags promotes group work and additional skills. The music is a variety of dance tracks, soft melodies and relaxation sounds which add to the diversity and gives extra interest with different activities.

Course aim

To introduce students to basic exercise movements, including mobilisation of joints and stretching. Tai Chi and Pilates will also be included to improve balance and co-ordination.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Work on my own.
  • Balance with (or without) support.
  • Stretch limbs unaided.
  • Remember some of the Tai Chi movements.
  • Know some ways to relax.

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • The tutor will keep an eye on body alignment throughout the class to ensure that every movement is safe and effective. The tutor will encourage and adapt the course if there are any specific requirements.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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

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Gentle Exercise (Reaching Out)


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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