Is your balance as good as it used to be? Can you still stand on one leg without swaying? What happens when you close your eyes? The gradual loss of our sense of balance can catch us unawares. The ageing process, injury and inactivity can all contribute. This course will introduce you to exercise to help you on the path to better balance.
Who is this course for
No previous experience needed. However, the level of this course is suitable for people who are able sit, stand and walk unaided without pain for the duration of the class. If you are not able to do this then a chair based or a physiotherapist supervised exercise programme is more likely to meet your needs. Similarly, if your sense of balance is currently affected by dizziness or vertigo please consult your GP for advice. If you have any serious health issues, please seek the approval of a health professional to check this course is suitable for you.
There will be the option to use the wall or chair for support for some of the exercises.
What does this course cover
This course will cover good posture, exercising safely, strengthening relevant muscles, increasing mobility and balance challenging activities.
By the end of the course you should be able to
- say how exercise can help enhance your sense of balance
- know how to stand with good posture to aid balance
- feel confident doing some relevant strengthening exercises
- safely practise some exercises that aid better balance.
Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’
Please get in touch via the links above for more details or to book your place.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.