The Sports and Spinal Team are highly skilled in developing exercise programs to suit the needs of seniors, particularly in relation to people who have conditions which limit them physically and affect their quality of life e.g. arthritis, stroke, a fracture, osteoporosis or heart disease.
Sports & Spinal Mature Movers Gym Classes provide an enjoyable and social environment under close supervision.
Medical evidence shows that if you keep fit by exercising regularly , you will increase your chances of living a healthier life – feeling well, looking well and maintaining your lifestyle of choice.
All patients are thoroughly assessed prior to commencing classes to tailor a program to suit your specific needs. We aim to optimise your physical function and improve or maintain your mobility. Balance, strength, flexibility and fitness are all important factors in helping to prevent falls which are a common cause of injury.
It is never too late to start an exercise program and you may be surprised at how much you improve!
Exercise can help to reduce joint pain, especially pain caused by osteoarthritis
Exercise can enhance the efficiency of your heart and lungs
Exercise increases the amount of energy your body burns up and, in combination with a healthy diet, can help to control your weight
Exercise can improve your sleep patterns
Bone health and fractures
Exercise is important in the prevention of osteoporosis and can reduce the risk of falling by improving your balance
An initial assessment in our rooms (either Marochydore, Buderim, Nambour, Coolum or Caloundra) is required before you can start in the gym classes. This ensures our physiotherapists can thoroughly assess you and tailor a gym program to best suit your individual needs.
A doctors referral is not required (unless you are covered under Veteran’s Affairs), but we do recommend that you get your doctors clearance to begin physical activity especially if you are recovering from an injury. We liaise closely with your medical practitioner to ensure the best results.
Classes are fully covered by Veteran’s Affairs, and health fund rebates also apply!