Course Summary

Liz Ede leads a gentler exercise program for beginners and those with arthritis or back problems. Improve joint health with exercise, safely.

Course Sessions

Tuesday, 4th February - 8 classes

Session ID DJE80901C
4 Feb - 24 Mar 11:45am - 12:45pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$195 / $185 (conc)
Liz Ede

For the less active and those new to fitness programs. Simple movements and exercises at a gentler pace for improving muscle and joint health. Exercises are modified to suit individual needs and abilities. No floor work.

  • Warm up with slow, rhythmical, stretching movements that work through the major muscle and joint groups
  • Gently increase the heart rate with uncomplicated routines and moderately paced locomotion
  • Maintain good posture and prevent falls with strength and balance work using a chair for support
  • Cool down seated in a chair with gentle yoga based stretches, breathing exercises and relaxation
  • Caters to a range of abilities in a caring and friendly atmosphere
  • Encouragement to work at own pace and to listen to your own body
  • Improve general fitness levels, flexibility, strength and function
  • Individual guidance in safe exercise technique, back care and posture

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.

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. You will be required to remove your shoes so you may wish to wear socks or bring some with you.

Change rooms are available.

For the less active over 50’s men and women suffering from various health problems such as arthritis, who find it difficult exercising on the floor or those who wish to work at a more gentle pace without complicated choreography.

Last updated: January 29, 2020 04:32pm