Would you like to be more active but don’t know where to start?
Agewell runs a number of weekly exercise sessions for the over 60s and less able of all ages.
Sessions last 1-2 hours and are held at various community venues across Sandwell. They cost from £4.00 per session (some sessions prices may vary) and activities on offer include gentle exercise, strength and balance, pilates, yoga, zumba gold and tai chi.
Meet up with old friends and make new ones, make your heart stronger, maintain and protect healthy bones and improve your mobility.
Call Agewell on 0121 796 9333 to find out which session is best for you.
Keep Moving With Agewell
Since its publication in May 2021, our 'Keep Moving With Agewell' leaflet has been helping people to grow in confidence when doing exercises at home, to strengthen their muscles and improve their balance.
Agewell’s Postural Stability Instructor, Alison Pickering, designed the leaflet which features 14 gentle exercises with full instructions of how people can to do them safely in the comfort of their own homes.
“The feedback I get when people come to the classes is that they’re cautious of doing exercises at home because they don’t think they’re doing them right,” she says.
“I had a lady with a knee problem and she was given exercises by her physio but she didn’t know if she was doing them properly so she didn’t want to do them. If you’re not doing them right, they won’t be of any benefit.
“Agewell’s leaflet gives guidance on how to do lots of exercises but the focus must be on completing each exercise correctly, always starting with the correct postural alignment and building up the number of repetitions gradually.
“On a bad day it’s about just gently mobilising and on a good day people can work on strength and balance. As we age, it’s more important than ever to keep moving. Muscles become weaker with inactivity. People need to move every day to get the blood moving around the body.”
To request your copy of our Keep Moving With Agewell leaflet, call 0121 796 9333 or email email@example.com