Light weights for everyday strength

Course Dates: 16/04/24 - 18/06/24
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Online
Enjoy a fun and friendly workout. Improve your strength and muscle tone so that everyday activities including carrying shopping, walking, and climbing stairs become easier. Everyone is welcome for an inclusive class!
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Light weights for everyday strength
  • Course Code: FLW03
  • Dates: 16/04/24 - 18/06/24
  • Time: 16:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Tue, Daytime
  • Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Madlyn Ray-Jones

Course Code: FLW03

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Tue, day, 16 Apr - 18 Jun '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Any questions? health@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 8142 4577

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

We will get stronger and fitter together! Each class will include a warmup, some gentle cardio movements, strength exercises and stretching. We will practice standing, chair, and floor-based exercises. Students will be encouraged to go at their own pace and rest at any time in a supportive and non-competitive environment. You will learn to use weights and other equipment and feel more confident and empowered to maintain and increase your strength and fitness levels.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- Self-care – joining in at a suitable pace and level
- Adapting exercises to suit individual needs
- Positive mindset
- Using weights and exercise equipment
- Substituting exercise equipment for household objects
- Learning a range of movements and sequences
- Learning a range of strength, mobility, and stretching exercises.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Practice a range of seated, standing, and floor-based exercises safely
- Perform warm up and cool down exercises
- Practice a variety of stretches to increase flexibility
- Feel confident using lightweights and other exercise equipment
- Practice cardio exercise to boost your fitness levels
- Choose to exercise at your own pace and adapt exercises to suit you.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No prior knowledge or experience is needed. Beginners are very welcome. If you have any health conditions which may impact on your participation please consult with your GP before booking and ensure that you disclose any conditions to your tutor at the start of the course.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Demonstrations, verbal instructions, one-to-one guidance, and encouragement.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You can join in without equipment or substitute equipment with common household objects. The following optional equipment can add extra challenge, focus, or support, depending on how it is used:
Lightweights (1-3kg)
Resistance band (light-medium)
Small (25 cm) Pilates ball
Foam block
Exercise mat
Upright chair (for seated exercise and to provide support for balances).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Repeat this course, and or join the Light weights course in-person at City Lit.

Madlyn Ray-Jones

Madlyn is an experienced yoga teacher and massage therapist who loves to share the joy and transformative power of yoga with with people of all ages and abilities. Having trained in Hatha and Perinatal Yoga, Madlyn now weaves together strength training, restorative movement, and stretching, in gentle sequences. Madlyn’s classes always include breathing exercises, meditation and deep relaxation. Her compassionate style of teaching encourages students to adapt the practice as needed, and to connect with their breath, move mindfully, and relax deeply. Madlyn teaches for organisations, yoga studios, and gyms, as well as teaching and massaging private clients, and leading yoga retreats. Madlyn is a dedicated mum to 2 kids, a dog and a cat, and is a disability advocate, supporting individuals with complex needs. Courses at City LIt include Mixed Level: Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and online Light weights for everyday strength.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.