Gentle Exercise

Ref: C3676520

A safe and effective gentle exercise course focusing on health and functional fitness. Each week will contain a top to toe warm up, aerobic routines, strength exercises with resistance bands or exercise equipment, line dancing, adapted tai chi and a cool down which includes stretching and relaxation. Alternatives and adaptions will be offered to ensure everyone can participate. Includes information on benefits of exercise, how it can improve health and help with existing conditions. 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. Information on the benefits of exercise.

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:

  • Recognise which areas of my health and functional fitness have improved, such as balance, co-ordination, mobility, etc.
  • Recognise the need to be physically active throughout life and how this can change due to health related circumstances.
  • Perform strength exercises with equipment, perform aerobic routines and line dances, perform adapted tai chi and relaxation techniques.
  • Share and discuss their experience of taking part in physical activity, what they have enjoyed and why and 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?

  • Wear appropriate comfortable clothing and footwear. Contact tutor if necessary for more information.

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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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Gentle Exercise

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 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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