EXERCISE FOR SENIORS

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY

It is proven that weight-bearing exercise is actually one of the most effective remedies against osteoporosis, because as you put more tension on your muscles it puts more pressure on your bones, which then respond by continuously creating fresh, new bone. As the saying goes "If you don't use it you lose it", this is unfortunately so true and you don't just lose muscle mass but bone mass as well. It is imperative that we exercise to stay healthy.

Konga Low

Low impact fusion of boxing, cardio, dance, sculpting & toning. A good workout for beginners and active older adults.

Circuit

An active class to help increase your strength and aerobic fitness levels with multiple stations with weights, cardio and core/balance work.

Chair Combo

Wear appropriate footwear

When:

Monday (Konga Low)

8:00am to 8:50am
9:00am to 9:50am

Wednesday (Circuit)

8:00am to 8:50am
9:00am to 9:50am

Friday (Chair Combo)

9:00am to 10:00am

Cost:

$4.00 Members


Chair Pilates

Suited to varying levels of fitness as the intensity is what you make it. Chair class is an energetic workout that tones and strengthens the body with a large variety of exercises. Using chairs for balance and sitting, you can work at your own level or keep up the pace for a higheer energy-filled class. We include a wide range of exercises including boxercise, bodyweight moves, balance/core work and generally having fun to good music.

When:

Thursday 8:45am to 9:45am

Cost:

$4.00 Members

 

Cumbia

This is a great class especially designed for the Active Older Adult. Classes are low impact, with repetitions to help to get the moves.
This explosive class is so easy to follow that people of any age can do it!

You will feel that you are not exercising but just dancing your way to fitness and good health. If you used to do the Jitterbug, Swing, Cha Cha, Hustle, Twist and the like, this class is for you.

There are awesome benefits for your health by doing this class. It is a lot of cardio and you definitely get the benefit of strengthening the Cardiovascular system. it is also a weight-bearing exercise that helps with bone density.
Because we keep moving, it helps to preserve, restore or improve range of motion. In turn that can help with posture and good posture also helps you look better and can help make everyday activities easier to do.

The class is full of energy and loads of fun for everyone.
See you there at our party.

When:

Monday 2:45pm to 3:30pm

Thursday 10:00am to 10:45am

Cost:

$4.00 Members

 

INDOOR BOWLS

I can imagine a lot of people will read this and go "ooh-no" not for me, only Senior Citizens (older people than I am) do that. We want to tell you that you may be right, but you have never played with a group like ours. Yes we have rules and we can be competetive and ruthless. So that is the downside to indoor bowls. We have two mats, so we can accommodate a lot of people. If you enjoy meeting other people, having a laugh at your fellow bowlers and yourself, respect the rules (what rules?) and enjoy friendly banter, look no further than our band of merry bowlers.


We would like to point out, we know that it is hard to walk into a place for the first time, but we really are friendly and don't bite on a Tuesday. You would be most welcome.
Come alone or bring a friend. Look forward to seeing you there.

When:

Tuesday 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Cost:

$4.00 Members

 

BALLET FOR SENIORS

When:

Thursday 11:00am to 12:00 noon

Cost:

$4.00 Members

 

LINE DANCING

Hervey Bay Sixty and Better Line dancing classes began in April 2012 and the number of dancers has increased ever since.

"Line Dances" date back many years to Elizabethan times and beyond, where the ladies dressed all in their finery, formed one line and the men in their wigs and gloves, formed a contra line. They would meet in the middle, twirl a time or two, return to their lines and repeat the performance.

"Folk Dancing" is another example where different moves were performed down the length of the lines with a variation of steps and tempos being used.

"Line Dancing" as we know it today is totally different. It allows for more freedom and is danced to many different genres - country. Latin, rock, waltz and Irish.

NO PARTNER REQUIRED
WHY NOT COME ALONG,
MAKE NEW FRIENDS
AND HAVE FUN

PHYSICAL, MENTAL & EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

Line Dancing is more than just exercise. Confidence and self-esteem grows from mastering a dance. Friendships are formed. It teaches you to move your body, improve your balance and stimulate your mind.

One of the joys of Line Dancing is seeing smiles on faces and hearing the dancers say

"THEY GET WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT"

Tuesday's beginner class is designed to introduce everyone to the fun of Line Dancing in a friendly, social atmosphere, whilst also being suitable for those wishing to return to Line Dancing in an easy manner.

When:

Monday

11:30am to 2:30pm (Beginners, Improvers, Early Intermediate)

Tuesday

11:30 am to 2:30 pm (New Beginners/Beginners)

1st Tuesday of the month - New Beginners: Level 1 & Level 2.
2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesday of the month - Beginners: Level 1 & Level 2.

Cost:

$4.00 Members

 

HERVEY BAY SIXTY & BETTER SOCIAL DANCE GROUP

The Sixty and Better Social Dance Group was formed to promote the joys and benefits of social dancing. Social danccing is all about getting out there, relaxing, having fun and meeting people.

A session of dancing provides physical exercise equivalent to a gentle walk of around 4 km.

Dancing has also been known to improve your heart and lungs, muscular strength, endurance, motor fitness, muscle tone and strength.

TWO LEFT FEET!!! NO SUCH THING!!!

Repertoire

At Hervey Bay Sixty and Better, we dance many of the popular Old Time and New Vogue dances which can also be enjoyed at different venues around Australia. Dance styles include Rumba, Slow Foxtrot, Modern Waltz, Cha Cha, Quickstep and Swing.

All of our dances are sequence based. This means that all dancers follow a set routine of steps or figures. Most of the dances have 16 bars of music to the sequence and then the sequence is repeated till the music stops.

Learning to Dance

You don't have to be Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers to participate. Our dancers range from beginners onwards. Although we do not have formal dance classes, we have a practice run of a dance before the main dance program begins. Remember, the hardest thing in learning to dance is walking through the door!!! It can be intimidating when you see the list of dance names on the program. Every beginner feels self-consccious initially but that fades quickly as you learn the basic dance steps. By listening to and following the tempo of the music, you will relax.

Now that you are ready to give it a go, make sure you have comfortable clothing and well-fitting shoes, preferably ones with leather soles.

IMPORTANTLY - Relax and have fun.

Keep in mind that this is social dancing.

When:

Wednesday

12:30pm - 4:00pm
12:30pm Doors Open
1:00pm to 4:00pm Dancing

Third Saturday of the month

6:30pm to 10:00pm

Cost:

$4.00 Members

 

TAI CHI

Tai Chi is
  • a traditional Chinese Movement Program designed to integrate the body, mind and spirit. It has been described part msartial art, part exercise and part meditation.

  • composed of a series of gentle, graceful movements linked together in a continuous, smooth flowing sequence, during which the mind stays relaxed yet focused
  • often called meditation in motion
There are many styles of Tai Chi and each style has it's own set of sequences called a form. Health Benefits With regular practice, Tai Chi can improve posture, flexibility, balance and coordination. The breathing is deepened enhancing the immune system, concentration and memory.

When:

Monday 10:15am to 11:15am

Cost:

$4.00 Members

 

YOGA

Yoga classes encompass the physical, mental and emotional health. Good health starts with a healthy positive mind and is not RESTRICTED BY AGE.

Yoga is a personal investment into ones total health and well-being, creating and restoring balance in Mind, Body and Spirit.

Everybody can be trained to work safely and effectively with the Yoga postures. This posture (asana) works upon the physical body to massage glands and organs and to stimulate, circulate and improve the nervous system, strengthen bones, release tight muscles and bring stability and balance.

Yoga will assist people of all ages with:-
  • Muscular and joint mobility - arthritis and rheumatism arthritis
  • Body alignment and body toning
  • Release of body acidity and detox
  • Assist to regulate high & low blood pressure
  • Assist with stress management, phobiaas and addictive behaviours

Yoga Pranayama

(Correct breathing and posture) Focused breathing techniques to release stress and assist with concentration and inner balance

Hatha Yoga

(Physical exercise) asana - which assists with body core strengthening, building of lean muscle, flexibility and strength.

Nida Yoga

(Relaxation and Meditation) techniques that give awareness in creating mental and emotional inner health.

Mantra (Sound) Yoga chanting or sound vibration

Yoga empowers to a more wholesome and harmonious life



ALL AGES WELCOME
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

When:

Wednesday 10:15am to 11:30am

Cost:

$4.00 Members

 

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