Benefits of chair-based exercises for seniors
Incorporating chair-based exercises for seniors, our Stretch and Flow classes give you the stretch your body craves while also improving balance, mobility and circulation.
Focused on bringing your body back into its natural balance through low-impact movements, our Stretch and Flow classes help reduce the stress and tension most bodies carry.
The benefits are not just physical. These classes positively impact mental and social wellbeing as well. Suitable for all fitness levels, our expert staff will guide you through the exercises we know we all need.
- Designed for seniors.
- Chair-based exercises for all fitness levels.
- Expert instruction in your home.
What's included in a Stretch and Flow Class?
You can take part in a Stretch and Flow Class when you come along to one of our Wellness Centres or you may like to join the class online from the comfort of your own home using a computer or tablet. Our virtual wellness programs mean there’s no physical barrier to being part of a class. They are perfect for people in regional, rural or remote areas who may not have access to a Wellness Centre or local gym or may be looking for convenient exercise in the comfort of home!
Stretch and Flow classes run for 30 minutes and are all designed specifically for seniors, with the use of a chair for support. Classes are run by highly skilled instructors in small group settings so you can enjoy the social connection with other participants and trainers while you keep fit and active. These classes are low-impact and gentle on your body.
- You need to be aged over 65 or over 50 for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.
- Some services may be available to people aged under 65.
- To access this service online, you will need an internet connection and a computer or tablet (call us to learn how we can provide these for you).
How can I access this service?
You can access this service in several ways, depending on your needs and individual situation.
You can attend one of our Wellness or Activity Centres to take part in this service.Join us at one of our Wellness or Activity Centres for this service.
We can deliver this service to you over a video call on a computer or tablet.Learn more about our virtual services
How can I pay?
There are several ways to access our services and programs, including the funding options outlined below.
Home Care Package, Commonwealth Home Support Program.More information
You can choose to pay for our programs and services yourself if you’re not receiving government funding.More information
Frequently Asked Questions
This service is suitable for older people who are looking for gentle exercises to help them relax and improve flexibility.
Can the Stretch and Flow classes be catered to specific culturally & linguistically diverse/LGBTIQA+ community needs?
Yes, these classes can be aligned with your values and preferences. Our staff will take the time to learn your individual cultural and care needs so they are always considered. You may also access interpreting services if required.
Exercise Physiologists and Personal Trainers.
You will need a chair and suitable space to participate. Suggestions may be made by staff to use household items in sessions, if required, and participants will be notified before classes begin.
The classes are conducted online via computer or tablet in small group settings. If you do not have access to any of these, please reach out to us to discuss your tech options.
Our staff will assist you with any tech needs to help facilitate your participation in the sessions.
All classes run for 30 minutes each.
Our sessions inclusive for all. Our Exercise Physiologist will conduct an assessment with yourself prior to commencing the program in which they will provided recommendations on the most suitable sessions for you.
We require all participants to have cameras on and be in clear view during the sessions to ensure their safety.
All our Stretch & Flow classes are conducted with two staff members online, this allows for us to be able to assist if there is an incident or situation where you may need further support.
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