Take your seats at Newark & Sherwood exercise instruction course

Carers, healthcare and sports and fitness professionals are being invited to sign up for a training course in how to be a seated exercise instructor.

Chair-based exercises have been shown to have a beneficial effect at maintaining or promoting independence and mobility in older people.

It can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve concentration and can reduce the risk of dementia, improve self-confidence and sense of well being and lift mood to reduce feelings of sadness.

Newark and Sherwood District Council is hosting the training course at Kelham Hall on 29th October, from 9.30am to 2.30pm, costing £60 per person.

The council’s Active Lifestyles officer, Kathryn Davies, said: “Chair-based exercise has specific benefits as a training method. It facilitates greater range of movement, minimises load-bearing and reduces balance problems in those with particularly poor mobility and arthritic pain, and it increases confidence in those unable to perform free-standing exercise.”

This course is suitable for carers, volunteers, individuals working in social care or residential homes, healthcare professionals, and sports and fitness professionals to name a few.

This four-hour workshop will train participants to deliver a range of simple seated physical activities in their own environments.

To reserve a place, call Kathryn Davies on 01636 655707 or email kathryn.davies@nsdc.info