Warm up and stretching to ease stiffness in muscles and joints. Basic resistance exercises using dumb bells, body weight and balance exercises. Exercises may be done standing, seated or on the floor. Students needs and abilities are taken into account and all exercises can be modified to suit the individual.
Physical activity, in particular weight bearing exercise and resistance training, has been shown to improve bone strength and help in the prevention of osteoporosis. In this beginner’s course with Liz Ede, enjoy learning how to use hand weights and build up a repertoire of safe and functional exercises. The emphasis is on correct technique and includes simple bodyweight and resistance band exercises.
Students will feel stronger and more confident in their body and have gained knowledge to help them exercise safely and effectively. Enhanced performance of everyday tasks and less risk of injury.
Liz trained at in dance at the Scottish Ballet School and Theatre School of Dance and Drama in Edinburgh but decided to spread her wings and travel to Germany, where she worked as an au pair while studying at the Berlin Opera Ballet School. While on a visit to relatives in Australia she fell in love with the country and decided to make it her home. In 1990 she returned to study fitness at Victoria University, specialising in older adults.
Since then Liz has been a regular tutor at CAE, as well as at various private and community classes in Melbourne such as Downtown Theatre Co., Studio 56, Hawthorn Community Mental Health Clinic and Harold Holt Swim Centre. At the CAE Liz has developed courses specifically for older adults utilising other disciplines (such as yoga, tai-chi, Pilates) as well as bringing in ideas and knowledge from her dancing background.
No experience required is required to benefit from this course, however it is also suitable for students wishing to refresh basic technique.
Please speak to your tutor prior to the first session if you have any health concerns or if you are pregnant.
Please wear comfortable clothing so you can move freely and a pair of runners or sneakers.
Change rooms are available.
This course is suitable for beginners and those wishing to brush up on their techniques. Students of all ages and genders who are interested in starting a beneficial exercise programme are welcome.
This course is particularly useful for post and pre-menopausal women as bone strength declines at this time. No experience is required.