Strength & Balance

Strength & Balance

Address:

Dean Court Community Centre

Pinnocks Way

Oxford

OX2 9DH

Contact:

Generation Games

01235 849403
[email protected]

Dates and times:

Weekly every Wednesday from 10:00 - 11:00

If your symptoms are mild, vigorous exercise is best. Think of exercises that work your whole body with large actions, such as gym sessions, circuit training or boot camp classes.

Strength and Balance *

Therapy style evidence based exercise class focusing on strength, balance, flexibility and mobility. Option to practice going down and up from the floor (or kneeling). Uses chair as a support and a range of equipment. Ideal for people who are worried about their balance. Medium intensity and low impact. 6 Week referral programme. Speak to your GP of Healthcare professional.

 

 

Generation Games provide a wide selection of exercise classes at different venues across Oxfordshire.  Please see their website for up to date information on all of the classes.

www.generationgames.org.uk

 

Big Bold and Balance *

Aimed at people with Parkinson’s. Big, bold movements to open up posture and includes evidence based exercises to improve balance and strength. Medium intensity and low impact. All classes are £5, however, some of these classes are subsidised by Oxford Parkinson’s UK, making the cost to the participant £3.

 

Strength and Balance *

Therapy style evidence based exercise class focusing on strength, balance, flexibility and mobility. Option to practice going down and up from the floor (or kneeling). Uses chair as a support and a range of equipment. Ideal for people who are worried about their balance. Medium intensity and low impact. 6 Week referral programme. Speak to your GP of Healthcare professional.

 

Movement and Strength *

Exercise session for people with MS. Uses various equipment to improve strength, flexibility and range of movement. Mixed intensity and low impact. Breathe Better * People with COPD and other lung conditions.

 

Chair-based exercise to music

Mainly performed sitting down and often with a short (optional) standing section to practice balance. These classes work on improving strength by using resistance bands, body weight and sometimes hand weights. Other equipment such as batons, scarves or pom poms may be used to improve coordination.

 

Low intensity and low impact Tai Chi

An ancient form of Chinese exercise that combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow gentle, easy to follow graceful movements. Improves balance and strength and reduces stress. Sometimes done using music, usually performed standing. Low intensity and low impact.

 

Zumba Gold

Choreographed moves that have their roots in Salsa, Meringue and Cha cha, done to Latin American music. No partner needed! Higher in intensity than Chair based and low impact.

 

Exercise to music

Standing routines, with chair option, working on general fitness, coordination, flexibility, balance and strength. Ideal for people who like to, and are able to, move to music. Higher in intensity than Chair based, and mixed impact.

 

Pickleball

A fun, aerobic, game that is a cross between short tennis, badminton and table tennis. It is usually played in doubles and is great for cardiovascular fitness and coordination. Mixed intensity and mixed impact.

 

* Sessions focusing on specific health conditions, led by specially qualified instructors

Classes are £4 / £5 per session - your first session is free

Please note that this activity is not organised by Parkinson's UK (company number 00948776). Parkinson’s UK is not responsible for the activity and is not liable for any advice given or treatment received, or for any loss or damage incurred because of attending the activity.

 

If you have any feedback about this activity, please let us know at [email protected]

Do I need to pay?

Yes

Disabled parking available

Yes

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