This Active for Life course is delivered face-to-face from Broadstairs Adult Education Centre. The course has been designed by and is delivered in partnership with Gemma Girdler of GG's Fitness and is a low to medium impact cardio class, using resistance equipment to tone and sculpt your body. Students will be told the health benefits of cardiovascular and muscular strength and endurance training, performance technique, basic equipment safety and movement to music.
By the end of this course students should be able to:
- Use basic resistance equipment safely and be aware of Health and Safety practise,
- Perform muscle, strength and endurance exercises, and locate muscle groups,
- Practise cardio moves and exercise independently to music with minimal guidance,
- Recount at least three ways in which exercises can benefit health and wellbeing,
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Partnership Tutor
How will I be taught?
You will be taught by a qualified instructor. Teaching methods will include demonstration, explanation, discussion and times for question and answer sessions. Your tutor will demonstrate movements and talk you through all exercises. You will be required to complete a pre course health and fitness questionnaire and during the lessons you will be carefully observed to ensure that you are working safely. You will also be encouraged to monitor and record your progression through the course and your tutor will also give you feedback on your progress. At the end of the course you and your tutor will assess the progress you have made.
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need supportive, comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement. Denim jeans, formal trousers, skirts or dress are not suitable for this activity. You should wear shoes with a soft sole. Sandals, boots or any footwear with a high heel are not recommended. You may be advised not to take part if you are not dressed appropriately.
What can I do next?
Your tutor will advise you on the appropriate follow-up course. Enrol early as places cannot be guaranteed.
What do I need to join the course
No previous experience is necessary. The course has been specifically designed for anyone over the age of 55 who would like to improve their fitness and health and enjoys group exercise classes.
Getting to your course
Broadstairs Adult Education Centre
St. Peters Road
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code BRO/121706/M/NC.
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