Light weights for everyday strength

Course Dates: 23/06/20 - 11/08/20
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Online

Improve your strength and muscle tone so every day activities including carrying heavy shopping, walking and climbing stairs become easier. Enjoy this light weights class to music, with a gentle warm up and cool down stretch.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

You will learn to lift light weights safely to improve muscle tone and help with everyday living, such as walking and climbing stairs. Each session will focus on specific muscle groups and build on the previous one to gradually build strength. You will learn all of the basic principles and techniques before being introduced to more challenging exercises. Variations are given for exercises to meet the needs of individual learners.

What will we cover?

The course will cover topics including the advantages of building muscle as we age, good technique, using weights effectively and safely, using good posture and care engagement, importance of warm up and cool down.

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

• Warm up and stretch key muscles
• Use core muscles effectively when using weights
• Perform a series of movements using weights
• Perform muscular strength and endurance exercises
• Have a working knowledge of how to improve standing posture
• Choose to work at an appropriate and effective level for each movement.

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

Suitable for all levels, including those new to exercise.

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

• Practical class work
• Following tutor demonstration
• Explanations including visualisation
• Some one-to-one guidance from the tutor, there is normally hands on correction involved.
• Group work
• Printed hand outs
• Use of images, repetition and some anatomical knowledge
Although there is no specific work set outside of the class, students will gain most benefit if exercises are performed regularly and practised between classes.

This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.

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

You should wear loose, comfortable clothing. Information on books will be given during the course, but these are not essential. Avoid eating at least one and a half hours prior to exercising.

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

Other courses in the Health and Movement programme.


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I would definitely advise you to take it to increase your strength.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 26/11/2019)
If you enjoy movement you will enjoy this course.
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Review by Jane Connolly / (Posted on 26/11/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Cathy Norris

Designed to stretch, move and relax you; Cathy's classes are fun and welcoming both to beginners and regulars. She passionately believes that everyone can benefit from exercise as it leads to positive mental and physical changes to everyday life. Cathy has over 10 years experience; holding qualifications in Pilates and Movement for Older People, and is training to teach Yoga. Her clients include everyone from new mothers, older adults and young professionals to those with specialist needs including arthritis, back pain and MS. Clients are welcome to vist her sessions - please come along and give it a go.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: FLW04

Tue, day, 23 Jun - 11 Aug '20

Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)

Full fee: £79.00
Senior fee: £63.00
Concession: £54.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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