The new community building in Combe Down is set to hold free exercise classes for older people or those with restricted mobility, following a surge in interest in sessions for those over 60.
The Hub on Mulberry Way is hosting Extend Exercise, a gentle upbeat class designed for older people or those with restricted mobility.
The classes are run by Ketyn Jepson, who explained: “There has recently been a surge of interest in exercise sessions for over 60s.
“I’m very passionate about helping individuals to stay as fit, active and healthy as they can be for as long as possible.”
The free classes are every Monday and are funded by Curo, through their Community Chest grant scheme.
The Community Chest provides grants to support initiatives that make a positive contribution to Curo neighbourhoods.
Ketyn added: “The classes are for men and women over 60 or those with restricted mobility. You will spend an enjoyable hour with like-minded people and have fun exercising every part of your body from your fingers to your toes.
“We play familiar music from the 60s and 70s right up to modern day which will have you moving in no time!
“The classes start with standing exercises and movement to music. At least 20 minutes of the class will be seated but you can use a chair for support for the whole class.
“We focus on balance and use resistance bands, light hand weights, squishy balls and scarves for strengthening exercises.”
Marion from Bath, who recently attended, said: “The session gives me a good stretch and wakes my whole body. It is really good for someone my age who has reasonable ability but needs pushing a bit.
“The exercises for balance are really important and helpful.”
To book your place on the class, call 01225 436869, visit The Hub on Mulberry Way or email firstname.lastname@example.org.