Strength & Balance – Falls Prevention class
Our Strength and Balance – falls prevention class, is designed for people who are worried about being unsteady on their feet and losing strength as part of the natural ageing process.
The classes focus on exercises to develop and improve your balance and strength.
At the start of the class you will do some warm-up exercises to loosen your muscles and joints.
You will then be guided through some exercises to work on your strength and stamina, as well as challenge your balance. The exercises will be adapted to suit your needs and you work at your pace. You will do some stretches and relaxation at the end of the class.
Research shows that exercises to work on stamina, strength and balance reduce people’s risk of falling and improve confidence. Our classes are led by specially trained Level 4 Postural Stability instructors, targeting issues that are specific to you that will improve your balance.
How do I book a Strength and Balance class?
Simply register with the Greenway Gym for free by either downloading the MemberMe+ app or visit our online members area.
Once you are registered you can pay for individual classes at £5 per class, purchase an ALL-IN! membership and attend as many classes as you like or purchase a 10 class pass for the price of 9!
If you require help with registering please contact us by calling 0117 9503335 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is Strength and Balance for?
The class is for anyone who feels they have trouble with losing strength as part of the ageing process or who wish to improve strength and balance. If you are concerned about the suitability of the class for you simply email us for a quick chat at email@example.com
How long is a Strength and Balance class?
What should I wear?
We recommend comfortable sports clothing in which you can move freely and trainers.
Should I bring anything to class?
Please bring a towel or mat to lie on for the conditioning element and a water bottle.
Do I need a gym membership to take part?
You do not need to be a member of the Greenway Centre Gym to take part in the class, simply register for free online, create a Greenway Gym account and then you can book and pay for classes online as and when you like. If you would like to join the gym and attend as many classes as you wish for only £19.99 with our ALL-IN! Membership then simply register in the same way and purchase a membership online. Move GB customers can also book a space on this class.
I have never attended an online class before, how do I do it?
Before you book and pay for a class or membership, you’ll simply need to register and create a Greenway Centre account.
You can either purchase an ALL-IN! Membership and attend as many classes as you like or pay for classes individually. Once you have booked into a class please read the following tips to help you to have a smooth experience.
Once you have booked a class you will receive an email with a link to the class. Each group fitness class email link is individual to the class and can only be used to access one class.
If you are booking lots of classes check you have the exact link.
You should not be asked for a passcode as this is embedded in the link. If you are asked for a passcode it is likely you have the wrong link, check and click again.
At busy times you may need to click the link a few times so it is good to come in 5 minutes before the class starts to avoid the last minute rush.
Once in check you have your sound and video on. These are small icons and on most devices found on the left hand bottom corner of the screen. If they have a red line through them they are off, click once and they should come on.
Make sure your device volume is unmuted and turned up or use an external speaker for improved sound.
Once the class has started it is difficult for the instructor to help you so ring us on 0117 9503335.
Frequent problems on Zoom are covered with these tutorials, it is worth familiarising yourself with this video platform before you try to access a class or Zoom a relative or friend to practice.
Most problems experienced by Zoom users can be easily rectified by using the links below.
Zoom support link.
Getting Started on Zoom
My Video or Microphone is off
My Camera isnt working
Joining a Meeting by phone. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362663-Joining-a-meeting-by-phone
Meet our Strength and Balance instructor
I’m the Greenway Gym Fitness Team Leader. As a level 4 Group Exercise Specialist I really enjoy creating classes that attract a range of abilities and ages. I’m passionate about the sense of community that is created through exercise and love seeing new faces in my classes. I’m proud of the gym we have created at the Greenway Centre, our kit is brand new and we have everything anyone needs to achieve their fitness goals. I absolutely love teaching Qigong and Pilates and I look forward to seeing you in a class soon.
Online Strength and Balance classes
Here’s what our customers say about our online classes:
“it keeps me focused and fit, every day, I have a ‘go to’ place for my fitness needs”
“I know I can rely on Greenway every day, I feel so supported , it suits all types of fitness levels and ages and abilities”
‘’I feel more able to face the week with exercise every day’’
“I really can’t imagine how I’d be feeling without it, probably miserable”
“I’ve enjoyed meeting other people on zoom”
“It feels like a friendly atmosphere on zoom, everyone’s welcome”