Community Gym - Heart Health

Ref: C3127258

This course aims to improve fitness through tailored exercise utilising a wide variety of gym equipment. Learning will focus on Stroke awareness.

Course aim

A community Gym course which gives you a full body workout using a large variety of gym equipment.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Identify the 3 main symptoms of a stroke.
  • Identify the 2 main causes of strokes.
  • Name 4 conditions that increase the risk of having a stroke.
  • Identify 5 ways to reduce the risk of having a stroke

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • you will need to bring any medication you may require during exercise such as inhaler or spray. A plastic water bottle for drinking and you will need to wear appropriate footwear such as trainers and suitable clothing.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Basic Health and Safety.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • 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

Download full course information sheet

Community Gym - Heart Health

Conditions

This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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 2019
  • 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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