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Exercise classes

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.

The Importance of Exercise

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.

Class Programme

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.

Taking the first step

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!

Venues and Times

A £2.50 per session, 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.

10.00 - 11.00am – Mosborough Methodist Church
10:00 - 11:00am – Chapeltown Methodist Church, Nether Ley Avenue

10.00 - 11.00am – St Polycarp’s Church Hall, Loxley Road, S6 1PC
12:30 - 1.30pm – Endcliffe Methodist Church, Ecclesall Road, S11

10.00 - 11.00am – Woodseats Methodist Church, Holmhirst Rd, Woodseats S8
10.00 - 11.00am – Sutton Hall, Dunella Road, Wisewood S6