6South Birmingham B31
& North Worcestershire
* Fitness for 50 +
* Functional Fitness
* Natural Movement
Tel: 0744 918 1189
For seniors / 50+
₤3 PER CLASS. FIRST SESSION FREE!
EVERY TUESDAY at 9.30am
EVERY SATURDAY at 9.15am
St John Baptist, Church Hall
Off Longbridge Lane / Turves Green
B31 4 JW
EVERY WEDNESDAY at 11am
Ascension Church Hall,
Pineapple Grove / Pineapple Road
B30 2TJ (Bus Route 27)
EVERY FRIDAY at 10am
West Heath Community Centre
Functional Fitness is about exercising to improve your function - day to day life. It encompasses everyday movements, focusing on speed, agility, range of motion, core strength, balance and flexibility.
Is that what exercise is always about?
Well not always.....
Whilst any exercise is likely to be better than nothing. Modern gyms and trends in use of machines tend to focus on ‘mirror muscles’ muscles you can see. Thats great for young active 20 year olds, but as we get older this approach leads to injury and restrictions in our movement.
Our body is a ‘system’ of many muscles all interelated. For example back ache can arise due to leg muscles.
If we dont maintain whole body fitness we start restricting our movements, once we do that we enter a negative process of ‘deconditioning’. As we stop moving in particular ways this further impacts on other moves and when we cant move as much, we move less, put on weight and so it goes on…....
But you can change that.
Our bodies can respond and improve from exercise at any age!
A functional fitness session incorporates exercises to help you develop whole body strength, range of body movement and balance. These are all important to help you with day to day life, with the bonus that you are able to do more on a day to day basis, using up calories, enjoying life!
Exercises can be progressed or regressed (made easier). We are all different, but wherever we start from we can improve.
And hopefully you will find its fun!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: I am 48 years old - can I still come?
A: Yes of course! System Fitness identifies a 50 + age range to emphasise the focus of training it seeks to provide. It recognises that age is not the best indicator of fitness levels - we are all different.
However the style of training is intended to support an older age group placing a particular emphasis on long term benefits.
Q: Are there shower facilities?
Unfortunately not - sorry!
Q: I am unsure about coming as I will not know anyone
A: The class is intended to be friendly and welcoming - hopefully a social occasion. So its a chance to meet new people.
Q: I have limited mobility will I still benefit?
A: All exercises are used which can be 'regressed' to those who may have restricted mobility - particularly chair based.
Q: What equipment is used?
A: Class is intended to incorporate exercises which can be undertaken in normal life. So no specialist equipment is used or needed. Floor mats and chairs are provided. Some additional items (eg bands / light weights) will be included from time to time.
SYSTEM-FITNESS.CO.UK - Personal Training
South Birmingham / Bromsgrove / Alvechurch
System Fitness (TM) - Trademark owned by System Fitness Solutions
TEL O744 918 1899 Email: Contact@system-fitness.co.uk
- set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network; a complex whole.
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