Fall prevention exercise classes

Fall prevention exercise classes

 21 August

On Thursday 24 August, Thames Ditton Centre for the Community is offering a free exercise taster session to everyone, as part of the Council’s ‘Elmbridge Active Every Day’ Physical Activity Strategy 2015-2020. The exercise classes focus on improving balance and reducing the likelihood of someone having a fall.

Residents from across the Borough are invited to take part in the exercise groups, with a second taster session scheduled for Tuesday 29 August at Weybridge Centre for the Community.

Councillor Janet Turner, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said, “Research has shown time and again that strength and balance exercises reduce the risk of falls in everyone, not just the very old and frail, and I am really excited that such a wide variety of preventive exercise sessions is now available for residents at risk”. 

A fall can be life changing, so the aim of these classes is to promote the benefits of exercise and teach the community important fall prevention techniques. Join us for chair-based yoga, Pilates and cardiac-rehab exercise. Classes are scheduled to carry on at the same time each week and all abilities are welcome. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

If you would like more information on these classes please telephone: 01372 474552 or email: commservices@elmbridge.gov.uk

Please note: the date at Weybridge Centre for the Community has changed from 22 August to 29 August.  

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