Exercise is essential for health and wellness and we are committed to giving older people in our community the tools to remain independent and active.
Exercise is a great way to build strength, maintain mobility and decrease the risk of falls, as well as helping to clear the mind. We offer a range of exercise programs to suit all abilities and we also offer one-on-one exercise physiology classes that help to focus on an individual’s goals, and we create plans to achieve them.
Our classes and individual consultations are led by an Allied Health Exercise Physiologist, whose expertise and passion makes our program incredibly popular and lots of fun.
Always keep in mind that it’s never too late to take up new activities. You’re never ‘too old’ or ‘too frail’. Exercise for older adults has consistently shown that it guards against injury and even illness, and promotes a healthier state of mind and social interaction. It also helps to control blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and arthritis, and reduces the risk of stroke, heart disease, depression and some cancers.
There are plenty of us who have never enjoyed exercise, but don’t let that put you off now. Our group classes are great fun and a great opportunity to get together with friends. The social nature of these activities takes the mind off the physical element, and the time flies by!
Click on the picture below to find a class that suits your needs and abilities or alternatively you can check out the Community News Calendar and call 03 9880 4709 to get started with us today!
A class for those mobility aids or reduced mobility to build strength and balance using chair-based and standing exercises.
Suitable for those with or without mobility aids able to walk unassisted. This class focuses on building strength and balance by combining a series of seated and standing exercises.
Led by an Exercise Physiologist. Combination of strength, balance & mobility exercises focusing on falls prevention, strength & function. Suitable for a range of ability & mobility levels.
A holistic program covering a variety of strength, balance, cardiovascular fitness and falls prevention exercises through both seated and standing positions.
An energetic & social group incorporating circuit style, strength, aerobic and balance exercises. Suitable for active participants.
Individualised one-on-one sessions with an Allied Health Exercise Physiologist. This pilot program will include a detailed health assessment and a personalised exercise program to help you meet your fitness goals.
BASScare’s 15-week Falls Prevention exercise program is specifically designed to help reduce the risk of falls in older people. Our program aims to improve your balance, strength and confidence. Classes are complimented by home exercises and educational sessions all designed to
help you maintain your health, mobility and independence. You will be assessed by our exercise physiologist Matthew Azzopardi, at the beginning and end of the program to evaluate your progress and needs. Includes physical assessments & educational seminars with allied health professionals.
The 15-week program includes:
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