Strength & Balance classes
Take a look at the clip to see what a strength and balance class looks like and what participants think of the sessions.
What are Strength and Balance Classes?
Strength and Balance exercise classes are aimed at people who feel unsteady on their feet or have had a fall. The classes aim to improve strength and balance, and also to help people feel more confident when out and about.
What happens each week?
The instructor will guide you through some exercises to help increase your stamina and help with your balance on the move.
You will then work on exercises to help build your muscle and bone strength and learn how to get up from the floor safely should you have a fall.
Finally at the end of the class you will do some relaxation and stretching.
All of the exercises can be done seated or standing so all abilities can take part.
You will be given an exercise booklet at the start of the course and will be encouraged to do these exercises at home.
Where are the classes?
The classes are held at community venues around Worcestershire and once you have been referred, the Strength and Balance Coordinator will contact you to let you know where and when the classes are.
We cannot provide transport but can signpost you to local community transport schemes.
How much do the classes cost?
The classes cost £3 per class each week
How long are the classes?
The Strength and Balance class lasts for about 1 hour.
We can also help with information about staying active and independent, as well as pointing you in the direction of other people and organisations that can help.
What happens when the course finishes?
Your instructor will be on hand to help and advise you on suitable activities you can go on to.
How do I join?
The Strength and Balance Programme is available on referral from your GP or Health Professional or by self-referral, to all older people who have difficulties in maintaining their balance.
For more information or to book onto a course please contact the Sports Partnership on 01905 855498 or email PSI@worc.ac.uk
- Strength And Balance Exercise Classes Leaflet (PDF, 2.5 Mb)