Gill Mircoli, 22nd September 2016
- 4 October 2016
- Group News
Chair based exercising with Gill Mircoli.
Qualified Extend Exercise teacher Gill Mircoli (to the left of the photo) is able to offer Exercise To Music Classes and Chair Based Exercise Classes in a unique way to make exercise fun, but at the same time safe, to older people and to anyone of any age with a disability with the aim to promote health, increase mobility and independence, improve strength, co-ordination and balance and to counteract loneliness and isolation while reducing the symptoms of age related conditions and improving mobility for those who have disabilities.
With this year being its 40th anniversary and having evolved from the Women's League of Health and Beauty and the Fitness League EXTEND charity was established in 1976 and has for many years provided training courses for those wishing to engage in the delivery of exercise sessions for older adults and people with disabilities.
EXTEND Exercise classes are growing in popularity throughout the UK, particularly as people are now living longer and want to maintain a good level of personal fitness well into their later years. It is an excellent choice of affordable exercise for people with a disability and the older person to challenge their fitness levels, from the very active to the not so active. Regular weekly classes are a great way of making new friends and are mostly held during the day. The sessions usually last for one hour with a small interval for tea/coffee and a chat. A safe to exercise questionnaire will need to be completed before joining a class.
Whether you are recently retired or determined to improve your fitness level, EXTEND Exercise can help you to achieve this. The classes will always contain 20 minutes of seated exercise, but do not be discouraged as seated exercises can be very active. You will be very surprised at just how much active exercise can be performed whilst sitting in a chair.
With musical accompaniment and audience participation Gill demostrated some of the chair based exercises she teaches, this was met with great approval and appreciation.
If you wish to know more of the classes organised by Gill she can be contacted on 07940575355 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org