A recent study has found that people who are unwell benefit greatly from dance and art lessons, there are even calls for them to become available on prescription!
As we age we become more at risk of falls but keeping active and partaking in activities such as dance and keep fit can actually help reduce the risk of falls. Dance has been found to help mobility, gait and balance. Couple this with the social aspect of a group class and you can see why the NHS are taking Dance to Health so seriously. “Dance to Health is a new, nationwide pioneering falls prevention dance programme for older people. Combining evidence based physiotherapy with the creativity and energy of dance.”
Dance for Health Project
The Dance for Health Project is a study of the health benefits of people who are unwell and has recommended the health board formalise its use. Watch this falls prevention class in Gorseinon, Swansea it is part of a Dance for Health Project run by the National Dance Company for Wales.
Prime Time Club at Smart Fitt
The good news is that here at Smart Fitt Fitness we already run Prime Time Club which is a great way of keeping fit, improving balance and mobility and meeting new, like minded individuals. Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy exercising and here at the Prime Time Club everyone is welcome to join in at their own pace.
Various props are available to really get the most out of the class. Classes are simple and fun and suitable for everyone. Classes are 45 minutes long and you can relax and have a hot drink and a chat at the end. Prime Time Gold is a seated class while Prime Time Active are walking aerobics classes so you’re bound to find a class that meets your needs.
Benefits of Prime Time Clubs:
Keeping muscles active helps:
What our Prime Time members say:
Me exercise! No. Amanda has got me doing an hour of laughter filled movement which I do at home.”
(Steve 59, Prime Time Club, Stamford)
Gentle exercise yes. An hour long. An hour full of good music, good company and laughter, all lead by the best... Amanda!
(Gill 62, Prime Time Club, Stamford)
You are never too old to start exercising! Prime Time Club is a great way to increase your mobility, improve your flexibility and co-ordination and meet new people. Make coming to a class part of your routine and start to see the benefits of regular, fun exercise!
This week at Bootcamp the theme was “Tyres”. The session started with a full HIIT workout using the tyres and was followed by team races of Tyre Throws and Tyre Roll Relays.
The social aspect of working out as part of a group is a great bonus of Bootcamp. It helps keep it exciting and engaging as well as motivating each other to keep going. Add in a few “competitive” team races with tyres and keep the adrenaline going.
Using Tyres to Keep it Fun
Using tyres brings a new dimension to the session, giving a full body workout which is fun and challenging. Tyres are a great tool to help improve conditioning and overall endurance while keeping the workout session fresh and interesting.
What is HIIT?
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is a type of workout where you alternate between very intense anaerobic exercise and slower recovery periods for a shorter and more efficient workout.
Some of the benefits of these sessions are:
Find out more about HIIT training >
Want to Give Bootcamp a Go?
Join us at one of our next sessions:
Children from age 8 upwards when accompanied by at least one parent may attend Family Bootcamp. Fun, friendly competitive exercises and team games.
This weeks theme at Total Body Blast was Core and Cardio. Individual core exercises were followed by team cardio games including the playground favourite of “tag”.
Team Games and More...
Keeping cardio fun and interactive by playing team games encourages us to keep exercising. Team games also help push us to work harder, either because of a competitive streak or because we don’t want to let our team down. Playground games are not just for kids - when we have fun exercising it never becomes a chore. In order to reach our fitness goals exercise needs to be engaging and interesting or we lose our motivation.
Core exercises are not just about strong abs. Exercises which strengthen the core are essential for overall fitness.
A strong core will:
Building core strength ensures you get the most out of workouts and makes it easier to carry out most physical activities. Core exercises are vital for a well rounded fitness program.
High Intensity Interval Training
Every Total Body Blast class is based on our clients, their needs and is tailored to get the most out of the workout. Extreme HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) are the exercises used in the Total Body Blast class meaning you get the most out of the workout session. Equipment such as Slam Ball or Dynabands are sometimes used in Total Body Blast and add another dimension to the workout.
You’ll meet like minded people with the same passion to get active and improve fitness.
Want to Try Total Body Blast?
Join us at one of our sessions:
Essendine Prime Time Club joined in with some parachute exercises at their class on Tuesday afternoon.
Using the parachute helps with coordination and upper body, arm and shoulder strength and mobility. It’s also a great, non impact cardio workout. The games keep it fun, encourage group coordination and team work.
The games the group played were:
Want to find out what Tornado and Popcorn is?
Join us at the next class! Prime Time Club is ideal for anyone who finds regular exercise difficult. Gentle, fun and stimulating exercises which raise the heart rate. Choose from Prime Time Active - a walking aerobics class, or Prime Time Gold- a seated exercise class.
All Prime Time classes are followed by a drink and a chat so it’s a great way to socialise as well as keeping your mind and body active.
When and where?
The Croft, Bourne. This is a gated retirement community and the class will be for the residents and their guests only.
Newcombe Court, Stamford. This is a private retirement complex and the classes are for residents and their guests only.
Are you a gated retirement community in Lincolnshire looking for a great way to exercise, socialise and improve overall wellbeing and health?
Contact Amanda for further information:
Smart Fitt Fitness are introducing two new Bootcamp classes from May through to September 2018. Family Bootcamp and Adult Bootcamp classes bring a mix of individual, partner and team exercises and games. The two venues will be Lawrence Park Community Centre in Thrulby and The Centre at Elsea Park in Bourne.
What is Bootcamp?
Bootcamp is simple exercises that are quick to master. Bootcamp links fun circuits, motivating workouts, stamina focused exercises with high intensity interval training. It is a combination of circuit warm-ups that are short bursts of exercise separated by short rests.
What is Bootcamp great for?
Bootcamp is great for Improving your fitness, increasing your stamina and burning calories, an enjoyable exercise to help motivate and boost your metabolism. Why not get the whole family involved, spending quality time together!
Your summer body starts here!
Find out more about Bootcamp...
Amanda Abbott the driving force behind the ever-growing fitness trend that has taken over Bourne, has recently decided to give back in a big way. her business Smart Fitt has launched its very first Sport Relief event to raise funds to help tackle issues that are affecting people across the world.
The theme of this event was "80's style aerobics meets Bootcamp", which was a great way to get people together to have fun, get a good workout in, and have a cheat day with tea and cake to finish.
You can read the full article published by The Marketplace Magazine below.
Don't forget to take advantage of your 1st FREE session at any Smart Fitt class, during April with the voucher published in Aprils edition of The Marketplace Magazine.
Will it be something to do with loosing weight? Or getting fit? Or maybe even both? Will you be one of the many that pay out £'s to join a gym? Buy all the cool gym clothing in the January sales, the best trainers etc... and then once February rolls around banish all the cool clothes and trainers to the back of the wardrobe and slide back to old habits?
Studies have shown that a "thing' to become a habit it has to be done a minimum of seven times. But what happen if, two weeks into that expensive gym membership you realise that actually you don't enjoy the gym environment. In order that something become a habit it needs to be enjoyable. I challenge anyone to say that exercise isn't enjoyable. If you are one of these people who do think that exercise isn't enjoyable then you just haven't found the right sort of exercise!
You can read the full article published by The Marketplace Magazine below.