Move It

Living Stronger Strength-Based Exercise Programs

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The Move It Living Stronger project aims to support people aged 65+ years to become more active.

Why Get Involved?

Regular physical activity is known to:

  • support cardiovascular health
  • help maintain weight
  • slow the progress of chronic disease
  • reduce the risks of falls

Group exercise also has important mental health benefits – it improves our connections to community, while promoting a general sense of wellbeing.

Put simply, regular physical activity can improve your quality of life, so come and join us.

 

What’s happing in November and December 2020? 

Free Hula Hoop Taster Sessions for over 65s

Explore gentle movement and exercise in a new, fun way. Hula hooping provides opportunities to develop your cardio fitness, core strength, body awareness and coordination. It’s also easy to practice at home. Come and have a try – there’s sure to be laughter involved. We provide the hoops. The sessions are 45 minutes with a limit of 10 per class. You can try one session or all three.

About the instructor:

Nichola Hall is a circus performer, trainer, and yoga teacher. She completed a Professional Diploma in circus and dance and is a qualified Yoga and Barra é Terra teacher.

Where? Outdoor venue – Castlemaine Botanic Gardens, near the rotunda.  

When? 10am Thursday, November 26 and Thursday, December 3

Where? Outdoor venue – Maldon Gardens
When? 10am Tuesday,
December 1

Don’t forget to bring a water bottle, sun hat and face mask. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Bookings: Please register your intention to attend by email: jgittus@cdch.com.au or leave a message for Julie, the Move It program coordinator on  0438 459 501

Depending on interest, this program can be extended.

 

 

 

Free Pilates Taster Program for over 65s

Could Pilates be the exercise for you? Pilates offers the potential to improve your balance while also developing posture awareness, muscle tone and bone density. This is a four-week program with a session each week for those who are 65+.

About the instructor:

Helen Gilfillan is a certified Pilates instructor with more than 15 years’ experience.

She’s passionate about helping her clients achieve their individual movement goals. The sessions are 60 minutes with a limit of eight per class.

Where? Indoor venue – Castlemaine Botanic Gardens Tea rooms. 

When? 10am Wednesday, November 25, December 2, 9 and 16

Don’t forget to bring a full-sized towel and water bottle.  Please wear comfortable clothing.

Bookings: Please register your intention to attend by email: jgittus@cdch.com.au or leave a message for Julie, the Move It program coordinator on 0438 459 501

 

 

 

Swimming anyone?

Would you (or someone you know) be interested in twice weekly morning swimming classes at the Newstead or Chewton pool during February?

Depending on interest, the Move It Living Stronger program is looking to offer a month-long free program for those 65+. Activities would involve some coaching to help you improve your swimming technique plus some aerobic exercise.

Interested? Please register your interest by email: jgittus@cdch.com.au or leave a message for Julie the program coordinator on 0438 459 501

 

 

Strength and Fitness via Zoom classes

The Move It Living Stronger Zoom exercise classes are continuing. We have three weekly sessions, each with a committed group of participants. Run by the Miranda Foyster, a qualified exercise facilitator, these internet-based sessions involve a tailored individual approach to exercise with mid-week follow up emails. There’s a small number of vacancies if you would like to join.

Please register your interest by email: jgittus@cdch.com.au or leave a message for Julie the program coordinator on 0438 459 501

 

Please contact CHIRP to register and book your place PH: (03) 5479 1000
or email Julie Gittus: jgittus@cdch.com.au or phone 0438 459 501.

 

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