Exercise for Body and Brain

Ref: C3745213

The course will enable attendees to perform a range of chair exercises under guidance from the tutor. They will learn how to coordinate the upper and lower body through exercise, practice warmup and cooldown stretches and a head to toe workout. Attendees will use balls, resistance bands and light weights to strengthen muscles. There will also be the opportunity to engage in a group game to aid memory. The session will be conducted to music and in a fun and safe environment.

Additional information about this course

Funded by Gatwick Foundation

Course aim

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the ability to perform chair exercises in a safe and comfortable environment.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Perform at least one coordination exercise.
  • Undertake at least one warmup stretch.
  • Participate in a head to toe guided workout.
  • Use a resistance band to strengthen at least one part of the body.

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?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • 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 another WEA course

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Exercise for Body and Brain

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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