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Ballet for Arthritis & Osteoporosis – Shenton Park

A gentle class introducing the basics of ballet and is specifically for those with arthritis or osteoporosis who have never danced or who have had a long break.

The benefits of dance for arthritis and osteoporosis are:

  • improve core stability
  • improve balance
  • improve coordination
  • build muscle strength
  • increase flexibility
  • build stronger bones

All ages are invited – It’s never too late to try!

Participants must be able to walk unaided and be able to hear instructions.

Please bring your own water bottle.

Time: Friday’s 11:00am – 12:00pm and 2:00pm – 3:00pm.

Cost: $85 ($75 online).

Arthritis Exercise Program – Bassendean

This is a gentle, low impact exercise program is suitable for people with any form of diagnosed arthritis. Each class is led by a physiotherapist and the program will include exercises for strength, flexibility and balance.

The classes will consist of both seated and standing exercises. Alternatives will be provided for those who wish to remain seated.

Participants who attend must be diagnosed with arthritis, and be able to hear and understand instructions.

It is recommended that you consult with your doctor before commencing a new exercise program.

*Please wear comfortable clothes for exercising and bring a water bottle.

Time: Tuesday’s 1:30pm to 2:15pm.

Cost: $70 ($60 online).

Arthritis Exercise Program – Shenton Park

This is a gentle exercise program suitable for people with any form of diagnosed arthritis. Classes are led by Jane Stott, Physiotherapist.

This program will include exercises for strength, flexibility and balance.

The class can be done mostly sitting down if necessary, mat exercises are optional.

Please wear comfortable clothes for exercising and bring a water bottle.

Time: Monday’s 11:00am to 12:00pm.

Cost: $95 ($85 online)

Osteoporosis Exercise Program – Shenton Park

This program is led by a physiotherapist and is specifically for people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or who have experienced a “first low trauma” fracture.

Osteoporosis is a condition characterised by the loss of calcium and other minerals from the bones. This results in the bone becoming more porous and susceptible to fractures.

Exercise plays a vital role in maintaining bone health because progressive weight-bearing, resistance exercise helps to stimulate new bone growth. Exercise can also maintain muscle strength, mobility, flexibility and balance.

Improving balance and strength reduces the risk of falls and fractures which will result in a substantially improved quality of life.

Osteoporosis requires very specific kinds of exercise. These include resistance exercises such as lifting weights and climbing stairs, high impact exercises such as heel-drops and jumps, aerobic exercises such as brisk walking and cycling, and balance exercises.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA runs exercise classes specifically designed for people with osteoporosis. The classes cater for people with all levels of mobility including those with more complex medical conditions who may not be able to exercise in a regular gym. The classes are conducted by physiotherapists, and include information about different aspects of the condition.

Time: Mondays 8:30am – 9:30am and 9:45am – 10:45am for 7 weeks

Cost: $95 ($85 online)

Tai Chi for Arthritis – Mundaring

The movements of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program have been specifically designed to be safe for people with arthritis. The slow movements prevent injury, but build muscle strength and calm the mind.

This ten-week program is delivered by Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA on Monday’s from 11:30am – 12:30pm, 12:45pm – 1:45pm and 1:45pm to 2:45pm. The ten week course costs $115.

Tai Chi for Arthritis – Mundaring

The movements of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program have been specifically designed to be safe for people with arthritis. The slow movements prevent injury, but build muscle strength and calm the mind.

This ten-week program is delivered by Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA on Wednesday’s from 10:30am – 11:30am (Beginners) and 11:45am to 12:45pm.

 

Balance Workshop – Fremantle

This workshop focuses on standing balance and fall prevention strategies. Ideal for those wanting to improve lower limb strength and physical reaction and for those wanting to improve their capability and maintain mobility.

You will get to take home exercises and tips to help you get the best from your body. Call for dates of upcoming workshops. Ph 9433 4193.

Balance Booster Workshop – Fremantle

This workshop focuses on standing balance and fall prevention strategies. Ideal for those wanting to improve lower limb strength and physical reaction.

Deb’s Tai Chi for Health

Deb is a Tai Chi for Health Institute Board Certified Instructor who offers Tai Chi for Health classes in Wanneroo, Banksia Grove and Merriwa.

For information about the class access the website below.

Zumba Gold with Deb

Zumba Gold is a fabulously fun fitness program based on exciting Latin and international dance styles. It’s similar stylistically and musically to regular Zumba®, but it’s performed at a lower intensity level to be more accessible to certain people. Zumba Gold is intended for active older adults, Zumba beginners, fitness newbies, and other people that may need modified exercises.

Zumba Gold offers cardiovascular, toning, and balance training benefits in a party-like atmosphere. The moves are designed to be easy-to-follow for everyone. You don’t need any dance experience or exercise experience at all to get started. Like regular Zumba, Zumba Gold is exhilarating and effective, offering a full-body workout at a less intense level.

Stay On Your Feet® is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the Western Australian Department of Health.

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Government of Western Australia Department of Health Injury Matters