Keeping balanced and well
As we get older, muscles naturally start to lose strength. Everyday tasks such as rising from a chair or walking outside alone, can become more of a challenge. Strength and balance classes, such as the Wellbalanced programme can help you to keep strong and steady and help prevent a fall.
Wellbalanced offers low cost exercise courses, at the right level for you, for anyone who wants to feel more steady and confident on their feet.
A Wellbalanced course may be suitable for you, if you…
- are feeling less steady on your feet
- are finding it harder to rise from a chair or to use the stairs
- have been referred by a GP, Healthcare Worker or other professional
Their Wellbalanced instructors are qualified and experienced in postural stability and falls prevention. Have a look at the Wellbalanced for Wellbeing website or Facebook page to find out more and get in touch.
See the events pages of our website for further details of the classes in Adur and Worthing or search for 'Wellbalanced' in the search bar of the site.
(Please note that you need to be referred to this service. Referral forms can be found on the Wellbalanced website and will need to be sent to them before you attend a class, in order for them to screen your suitability for a programme).
Wellbalanced fall prevention sessions - May 2018, Mid Sussex Wellbeing
"Hi, I'm Kathy and this is the Wellbalanced exercise class. I'm a Chartered Physiotherapist and Postural Stability instructor. We've got an hour of exercise and falls prevention where we do strenghth and balance and circuits and Tai Chi".
"I'm John Nieve and I'm ninety eight, and I thoroughly enjoy it. A little bit tired now and again, but really enjoy it ... doing me good. I'm quite a social bird really".
"I'm Nicola Hopkins, I had a stroke 10 years ago and I find balance quite difficult".
"I'm Jenny - my balance is very bad and I actually enjoy the whole thing. I certainly would recommend it, especially for people my age because we all get a bit doddery as we get older".
"I'm Simon Adby, I'm from Active House Solutions and we are responsible for running the Wellbalanced classes. What you've got is a group of people in there that perhaps didn't know each other when they started but when they leave 24 weeks later they know each other quite well and they want to keep those friendships and relationships in place but they also want to keep exercising, so there is actually demand being generated from these classes themselves".
"I've been coming here for about 20 weeks now. When I first came I was walking on two sticks. I've managed now to progress and I'm walking without my sticks the majority of the time. I can't say enough good about the classes, they've really helped me no end and I've benefited numerous amounts. It really is a worthwhile thing, and they do an amazing job".