Steady As You Go Falls Prevention Programme

Strength and Balance Classes

The gentle exercises used in the programme are based on those proven to reduce falls by Professor John Campbell and Dr Clare Robertson from the University of Otago.

The exercises are designed to improve balance, leg strength, general fitness and well-being. Participants warm up in a chair, followed by standing exercises, walking exercises and warm downs in a chair. A range of light ankle weights is used for the leg strengthening exercises and all participants are encouraged to work at their own pace and stop if they feel dizzy or lightheaded.

Three simple strength and balance tests are carried out on week one and week ten of the programme.

Go to Fitness Classes in and around Tauranga for available classes.

For more information contact Age Concern office Ph: 578 2631  E: ageconcerntga@xtra.co.nz