A brief overview of what needs to be included in each session of Strength and Balance
THE components of the Strength and Balance Class Overview
- Posture prep
- Circulation Boost and Warm up (Pulse raise, mobility, stretches)
- Targeted Resistance
- Strength phase in seated
- Strength phase in standing
- Balance in standing (seated variations)
- Functional Training (practical)
- Adapted Tai Chi
- Mindfulness and Meditation
The endurance section is designed to work the heart muscles and the circulatory system, using the aerobic curve, whilst monitoring your clients individually, and then lowering the heart rate at a pace that is suitable for the clients.
The balance section is designed to be progressive, starting steadily and safely and building upon the movement patterns as confidence is built.
Strength exercises using own body weight and resistance methods are used to develop and build strength in the major muscle groups.
Stretching is key to prevent muscle soreness, improve flexibility and range of motion.
Tai chi can help with balance, co-ordination and to cool down, whilst regulating the breath in readiness for the relaxation and mindfulness section to complete the session.
Mindfulness and relaxation techniques are useful tools which can help to reduce stress and manage wellbeing and mental health. Clients really benefit from breathing exercises, visualisations and body scans.