Some of us lost our rhythm a long time ago – can it be found again? If anyone can find a lost groove it will be Joy Curtis! With infectious enthusiasm for busting a move, Joy leads an eclectic group of fun lovers through patterns of movement to unlock the basic rhythm that exists in all of us, even though some of us have not danced or pranced for many years. Even the most self conscious will be too busy laughing and moving to worry about what it might look like. We are not on stage (fortunately!), we are are just having a lot of fun moving around.
HEALTH, FITNESS AND FUN FOR
During lockdown you can purchase a single online class for $10 or if you would like to do more than 2 classes in a week we suggest purchasing our $30 LOCKDOWN SPECIAL FOR ONE WEEK OF UNLIMITED CLASSES
"Ageing is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength." - Betty Friedan
Exercise is an important part of nearly everyone’s everyday health. This is true for older adults, too. Experts say seniors should aim to be as active as possible. If you are an older adult, exercise can help you live a longer, healthier life.
There are many benefits of exercising when you’re a senior, including:
- It improves your strength. This helps you stay independent.
- It improves your balance. This prevents falls.
- It gives you more energy.
- It prevents or delays diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, or osteoporosis.
- It can improve your mood and fight off depression.
- It may improve cognitive function (how your brain works)
It is safe for most adults older than 65 years of age to exercise. Even patients who have chronic illnesses can exercise safely. These include heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and arthritis. In fact, many of these conditions are improved with exercise. If you are not sure if exercise is safe for you or if you are currently inactive, ask your doctor.
Here are some articles you may like to read which expand on this perspective.
FOLLOW THIS SIMPLE GUIDE TO HELP YOU GET STARTED WITH CLASSES AT JUST BELIEVE FIT
STEP ONE: CREATE AN ACCOUNT and PURCHASE A PASS
We recommend buying our two for one online class pass whilst we are still in lockdown and delivering classes online.
This $10 introductory pass is an ideal way to try out the classes.
After this a casual class online will cost $10 and an onsite class will be $15.
Need extra help getting started? Contact us on 0402 916 128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP 2: CHOOSE A CLASS
There are many classes on the timetable that are suitable for older adults to attend but do have some that are purposely focussed on the needs of Mature Movers. Scroll down to find out more details.
When classes are live in the studio these are:
- Strength and Stability
- Balance training
- Barre Yoga Basics
- Find Your Groove
- Get Strong Circuit Basics
- Chair-Based Fitness
When classes are delivered online due to Covid restrictions these are:
- Chair Based Fitness
- Chair Yoga Stretch
- Chair Based Find Your Groove
- Online Yin Yoga
We invite you to consult your doctor before beginning a new exercise program and always inform us of any pre-existing conditions that will affect your participation in classes.
STEP 3: BOOK A CLASS USING YOUR PASS
Once you have registered and made an account on Bookamat you will be able to book a class.
Click on ‘Book Now’ next to the class you have chosen.
If you have chosen an online class, the Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the class.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
What is Zoom and why do I need it?
Zoom is the online service we use to stream classes straight to your computer or phone. You need it so you can participate in live classes where your instructor can also see you doing the exercise at home.
It is very simple to get set up.
Log into Zoom.us on your computer. You can sign up for an account for free. You will then be able to use this account for all of your classes.
Thebroadcast link for each of your classes will be found under ‘MY BOOKINGS’ in your Bookamat account
How do I access the recorded videos of the classes?
If you have booked into a class and are unable to attend, the instructor will email a link to the recorded class. Just click on the link on your computer to play the recording.
Just Believe Fit also has an online bank of recorded classes available to people who purchase the unlimited passes (see below).
I am really benefitting from the classes. Are there any concessions for Seniors?
During lockdown purchasing single casual online classes or using our $30 unlimited weekly class pass is the best option.
When we are not restricted by Covid, we recommend our
MATURE MOVERS 60+ MONTHLY UNLIMITED PASS for $160
This pass offers great value….
- Same rate as a yearly unlimited pass
- No lock in contracts.
- Pay as you go.
- Access to everything on the timetable including our online Work Well and on demand classes
ONLINE CHAIR BASED CLASSES
CHAIR BASED FITNESS
STRENGTH AND MOBILITY
Bodies change and so should the way we look after them. Learn the correct strength, stability and conditioning techniques to keep you fit and free-moving as your body matures. Build confidence in your body’s unique abilities and take the next steps in your fitness journey.
When not in lockdown, this class is taught live but simultaneous streamed to participants at home. We use a chair as a base from which to exercise and include props like stretch bands and light handweights. This 45 minute class focuses on improving strength, flexibilty and cardio fitness but with the stabilising help of a chair.
If your standing balance is challenged then this might be just the class you need to keep the blood flowing around your body and keep your fitness on track.
CHAIR YOGA STRETCH
Find a mindful flow that will help you feel calm and centred as you use the support of the chair to sequentially stretch your body.
This class utilises simple Yoga poses to guide you safely into tension releasing flexibility exercises and has lots of options making it suitable for all levels this class
30 min FIND YOUR GROOVE
Build cardio fitness, strength and flexibility with simple fun movement sequences to music. Improve co-ordination by challenging the brain with movement patterns and rhythm changes.
Most of all, enjoy the energy boost when the feel good endorphins from having lots of fun kick in.
A class that will become both an anchor to stabilise and a bridge to balance out your week. Explore unique movements that cultivate better balance from the inside out. Together you will move through thoughtful movement sequences that combine stretch, strength and play to engage, and develop core stability, as well as keep you smiling and calm both in class, and into the rest of your day.
This class is open, and adapted to all levels of experience, and fitness.
GET STRONG CIRCUIT BASICS
If you are new to Strength and Conditioning or want to perfect your technique with lighter weights, this GET STRONG CIRCUIT BASICS class is right for you. Be guided to execute exercises correctly and build strength progressively and safely. Options to increase weights also given dependent on ability and experience.
YIN YOGA is a slow-moving form of yoga. Poses (mostly floor-based) are held for an extended period of time, to allow the connective tissues to stretch, and the body and mind to completely unwind. Each class includes simple meditation and relaxation techniques. Yin Yoga is also great for the joints, ligaments and tendons, as well as the fascia.
Try an online Yin Yoga class with Suze recorded during Covid lockdown. This class focuses on relieving tension in the neck, shoulders and lower back. View on YouTube.