Timetable updated: 29/09/17

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6:30am

Power 1/2 Hour

7:00am

Forever Active
Stronger 4 Longer

8:00am Forever Active

Forever Active
Stronger 4 Longer

Forever Active
Stronger 4 Longer

10:00am

Forever Active
Lungs in Action

12:00pm

Forever Active
Heartgrooves

Forever Active
Steady Steps

Forever Active
Lift for Life

Forever Active
Lift for Life

1:00pm


Forever Active
Heartgrooves

Forever Active
Steady Steps

Forever Active
Heartgrooves

2:00pm

Forever Active
Lungs in Action

Forever Active
Lungs in Action

6:30pm

Forever Active

SUPERVISED STRENGTH SESSIONS are 30 minutes in duration designed to provide technique coaching and progressive overload to help clients perform the strength exercises in their program effectively. These sessions are for members only and are included in their membership fee.

 

The Forever Active circuit and the Stronger 4 Longer circuit are 30-minute supervised group classes using specific strength training equipment. Unlike hydraulic equipment, Forever Active and Stronger 4 Longer machines provide both concentric and eccentric phase muscle work which is essential for people with Type 2 Diabetes, osteoporosis and many other chronic conditions. The supervision provided in these classes ensures correct technique, cues for great posture, full support, motivation and social fun.

Forever Active is also used for progressive resistance training by our Wellness Group clientele (see over for specific definitions). Full members can attend these classes to do the strength exercises in their program under supervision for best outcomes.
Strength training helps:

  • Avoid muscle loss Adults who do not strength train lose between 2.2 kg and 3.2 kg of muscle every decade.
  • Avoid metabolic rate reduction Regular strength exercise prevents muscle loss, it also prevents the accompanied decrease in resting metabolic rate.
  • Increase muscle mass Research shows that standard strength training programs can increase muscle mass by about 1.4 kg over an eight week training period. This is the typical training response for men and women who do 25 minutes of strength training exercises, three days per week.
  • Improve glucose metabolism Researchers have reported a 23% increase in glucose uptake after four months of strength training.
  • Increase metabolic rate Adults who replace muscle through sensible strength exercise use more calories all day long, thereby reducing the likelihood of fat accumulation.
  • Reduce body fat In a 1994 study basic strength training program resulted in 1.4 kg more muscle, 1.8 kg less fat, and 370 more calories per day food intake.
  • Increase bone mineral density The same training stimulus that increases muscle strength also increases bone density and mineral content.
  • Reduce lower back pain Patients with back pain have significantly less pain after 10 weeks of specific (full range) strength exercises for the lumbar spine muscles.
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