Getting active, staying stronger

GOOD music, fun challenges, a variety of exercises and new social connections are just a few of the highlights of the Staying Stronger exercise class in Rokeby.

Funded by Clarence City Council, the free weekly exercise program encourages older adults from across Clarence to get active and stay strong.

A fun, social approach to staying active, the classes are ideal for those looking for a low- impact exercise class in a friendly environment, focusing on gentle exercises that are simple, safe and effective for older adults.

“I’m so glad I come to this class,” one regular participant said.

“Since coming along I have noticed improvements in my balance, I find it easier to bend down to tie my shoelaces and I can even get up out of my chair quicker!”

The classes are facilitated by Paul Hamilton from All About Fitness, a highly qualified and passionate fitness leader with years of experience.

He said the best part of running the class is seeing the improvement in the participants.

“I am so grateful to see people come along, rain or shine, and achieve personal results while also having a bit of fun,” he said.

“Seeing people improve at a personal level while working on coordination, flexibility, cardio and strength is fantastic.

“The class focuses on both physical and mental fitness. Keeping your mind focused and active is very important as we get older.”

Classes are held at the Rokeby Neighbourhood Centre from 9-10am every Friday. Bookings are essential. If you are interested in attending, phone 6247 6778.


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