New route to fitness

Launching in mid-January is a new club bringing fitness to older people.

The Silver Circuits club will offer circuit-based activities with gentle exercises to benefit the whole body and increase core strength.

Keeping active in older age contributes to lower rates of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. It also is linked with a lower risk of falling and better overall health and fitness.

The Silver Circuits club is the latest offering from Brendoncare Clubs, a charity which runs over 90 groups for older people across Hampshire and Dorset. Ranging from social clubs to singing groups, lunch clubs and clubs which meet in pubs, there is something for everyone. The charity also runs a number of exercise-based clubs and is delighted to add a circuit group to its network.

Head of Club Services for Brendoncare, Samantha Agnew, explained “Gentle exercise has benefits for us all and this remains important as we get older. Our current exercise clubs have proved immensely popular with members and we are pleased to be able to start this new club in Gosport. We invite local people to come along and find out more.”

The club launches on Wednesday 17 January. It will cost £4 per session on a pay as you go basis and will run each week between 5pm and 6pm at the Club Hampshire Centre, The Anchorage, Willis Road, Gosport, PO12 1LZ.

The exercise sessions will be run by a professional instructor. However, Brendoncare is also looking for volunteers to help support with setting up the room, help with refreshments and to act as treasurer for the group.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the club, either as a member or a volunteer, can contact Brendoncare on 01962 852133 or click here.

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