Exercise Classes for Over 50s in Oxfordshire
Big Bold and Balance *
Aimed at people with Parkinson’s. Big, bold movements to open up posture and includes evidence based exercises to improve balance and strength. Medium intensity and low impact.
Movement and Strength *
Exercise session for people with MS. Uses various equipment to improve strength, flexibility and range of movement. A supportive group and very welcoming of new members. Mixed intensity and low impact.
Choreographed moves that have their roots in Salsa, Meringue and Cha cha, done to Latin American music. No partner needed! Higher in intensity than Chair based and low impact.
Dance to music / Exercise to music
Standing routines, with chair option, working on general fitness, coordination, flexibility, balance and strength. Ideal for people who like to, and are able to, move to music. Higher in intensity than Chair based, and mixed impact.
A fun, aerobic, game that is a cross between short tennis, badminton and table tennis. It is usually played in doubles and is great for cardiovascular fitness and co-ordination. Mixed intensity and mixed impact.
A slowed down, sociable version of the beautiful game. Mixed intensity and low impact.
Strength and Balance *
Therapy style evidence based exercise class focusing on strength, balance, flexibility and mobility. Option to practice going down and up from the floor (or kneeling). Uses chair as a support and a range of equipment. Ideal for people who are worried about their balance. Medium intensity and low impact.
Supported gym session OXSRAD *
Adapted gym ideal for people with disabilities. Linked with Oxford Health Neurodisability physiotherapy team, you will receive an individualised gym programme and then be supported by GG to maintain your goals. The session is aimed at people with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, Stroke and MS. Mixed intensity and no impact.
Chair-based exercise to music
Mainly performed sitting down and often with a short (optional) standing section to practice balance. These classes work on improving strength by using resistance bands, body weight and sometimes hand weights. Other equipment such as batons, scarves or pom poms may be used to improve coordination. Low intensity and low impact.
An ancient form of Chinese exercise that combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow gentle, easy to follow graceful movements. Improves balance and strength and reduces stress. Sometimes done using music, usually performed standing. Low intensity and low impact.
* Part of GG Pathway Programme – sessions focusing on specific health conditions, led by specially qualified instructors
Most classes are £4 per session - your first session is free