The session starts off with a circulation boost incorporated into a warm up section. Endurance, balance, strength, stretching and flexibility, tai chi and mindfulness for relaxation purposes follow on taking the session through an aerobic curve, cooling down and ending by bringing the clients into a parasympathetic state.
The aim of the circulation boost is to raise the heart rate gradually, to warm up the major joints and muscles in the body. This prepares the body as you progress your clients to use bigger movement patterns.
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.