Strong and Steady strength and balance exercise classes

Do you sometimes feel unsteady?

Are you worried about the risk of falls?

Then a Strong and Steady exercise class may be just what you need!

Strong and Steady sessions are specially developed classes that help to improve strength and balance. They can give you greater confidence, reduce the risk of having a fall and help you to stay independent as you get older.

Age UK Somerset deliver strength and balance classes across Somerset and North Somerset. The specially designed classes are evidence-based. There are two tiers of Strong and Steady classes, so you can participate at a level that is right for you.

The Get Strong Get Steady programme has gentle exercises specifically created to help participants gradually build up the strength, stamina and balance to be able to progress from seated to standing exercises. This is the perfect precursor to the next level, our Stay Strong Stay Steady programme, which helps to strengthen lower body muscles, improve your balance and increase your confidence in moving around. The weekly sessions are led by specially trained instructors and held in small groups.  The sessions are also very sociable with new friendships being formed.

You will need to complete a short health questionnaire before starting your class. You can self-refer into the service or speak to your health care professional. We endeavour to respond to referrals within 2 weeks- waiting list to start class variable depending on location.

Service access criteria: 60+ strength and balance class for falls prevention, open to residents of Somerset and North Somerset, be able to sit and stand independently
Exercise and fitness classes
Activities for older people
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Managing a long-term health condition
Services for older people
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Waiting list (weeks): 2
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