Strengthening, stretching, balance and aerobic exercise will keep you active , mobile and feeling great!
“People do what they enjoy or what feels most effective, so some aspects of exercise and fitness are ignored “ says Rachel Wilson a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital . In reality we should all be doing aerobics, stretching, strengthening and balance exercises.
Between Johannesburg and Pretoria, not far from Lanseria Airport, is the semi- rural area of Chartwell. Entertainment in this area centres mainly around equestrian activities, cycling or walking and for the children there are a couple of swimming and dance schools. It is in the “DANCE STUDIO” in Runnymead Avenue that we hold our Fitness League gym classes on Monday and Thursday mornings.
I never realized that exercising from a chair could be so effective!
One of the highlights of my week is the EXTEND exercise class. At the age of 82 it is wonderful to know that my body can still respond to exercise – not only my body, but also my mind, receives so much benefit from the EXTEND class. I have also made many new friends in my age group who attend the classes. A big thank you to EXTEND for enriching my senior years…..