Seated exercise for body and brain - Pathways

Ref: C3126449

The course will ensure that students understand the benefits of seated exercise. It will provide students with the skills and knowledge to perform different exercises under instruction, and give them an appreciation of the impact these exercises have on the body. Resistance bands and weights are used to strengthen and tone muscles and students are asked to only do the exercises which they can safely manage. A range of exercises are also provided to help stimulate the brain and these include puzzles, games and quizzes. Students will work in pairs and groups during these activities and will share their learning. These exercises will help with memory recall, focus and concentration and testing logic skills. They are conducted in a fun and non-competitive environment.

Course aim

This course will enable students to perform gentle seated exercise with guidance in a safe and comfortable environment.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • Students will be asked to complete a medical form at the start of the course disclosing any conditions which affect their attendance

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

  • Explain the benefits of seated exercise.
  • Perform at least two warm up stretches.
  • Demonstrate at least two co-ordination exercises.
  • Present at least three strengthening exercises using a resistance band.
  • Participate in at least two games to improve memory recall.

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
  • Activities may include tutor presentation, small group work, working in pairs and short tasks.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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?

  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Seated exercise for body and brain - Pathways

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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