Be agile, not fragile
Osteoporosis 2000 sponsors a programme of exercise classes in local areas in South Yorkshire.
The classes are suitable for men and women of all ages and are tailored to progress each member in a safe, effective manner within the individual’s capabilities.
It is always helpful for class members to make the tutor aware of any health problems they may have so that alternative exercises can be given. All instructors hold Public Indemnity Insurance, a current First Aid Certificate and are qualified to teach their specific programme.
Exercise plays an important role in both the prevention and management of osteoporosis. Weight bearing exercise stimulates bone turnover. 20 minutes of brisk walking each day or regular attendance at an exercise class will help maintain bone health.
If you have osteoporosis, exercise can develop muscle strength and maintain flexibility and balance. This in turn can all help prevent falls and fractures which can lead to loss of mobility and independence.
The classes start with a gentle warm – up to loosen the joints, raise the heart rate slightly and prepare you for the exercises to follow. The next part of the session will further work the heart and help to improve your co-ordination and reaction times with alternatives introduced to ensure you work to your own level and ability.
After gradually cooling down, the work concentrates on strengthening the muscles, building up endurance and improving balance.
This is always the hardest part. First of all, find your nearest exercise class from the link on the left. If none exists in your area, please contact us on 0114 234 4433 so that we can be aware of needs and work to develop more classes.
Try to attend regularly and give yourself time to feel the benefits. There is no need to book a place. Just come along in comfortable clothes and shoes and join in the fun!
A One-hour programme, of low-impact exercise-to-music led by a qualified instructor. Classes are suitable for men and women of all ages and abilities including those with mobility problems.
- Go at your own pace and enjoy the workout
- Develop your heart function
- Improve posture
- Strengthen your muscles to help prevent falls
- Keep supple, mobile and independent
11.30 – 12.30pm – £3 – Mosborough Methodist Church Church School Room, Chapel St S20 5BT
10.00 – 11.00am – £3 – Chapeltown Methodist Church Nether Ley Avenue S35 1AE
TUESDAY (Falls Prevention Class)
1.30 – 2.30pm – £3.50 – Hillsborough Park Pavilion, By the side of the Bowling Green
10.00 – 11.00am – St Polycarps Church Hall, Loxley Road, Malin Bridge S6 1PC
12.30 – 1.30pm – £3 – St Augustine’s Church, Brocco Bank, S11 8RQ
10.00 – 11.00am – £3 – Woodseats Methodist Church, Holmhirst Road, Woodseats S8 0GU
10.00 – 11.00am – £3 – Sutton Hall, Dunella Road, Wisewood S6 4EG
FRIDAY (Falls Prevention Class)
10.30 – 11.30am – £3.50 – Chapeltown Scout Hut Burncross Road, S35 1RX
11.45 – 12.45pm £3.50 Chapeltown Scout Hut Burncross Road, S35 1RX
Osteoporosis 2000 – Registered Charity No. 1043657Patrons: Her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire, Lady Sitwell, Professor J Kanis