Older People : CHEGS Class Outlines | Descriptions
What we do
CHEGS is currently running 45 Exercise, Stretch & Strengthen and Tai Chi classes in 15 centres in the Northern Rivers area. The classes are categorised as:
Incorporates warm-up, aerobic movements, strength and resistance training using free weights, (dumbbells, resistance bands etc), floor exercises followed by stretching and relaxation.
Includes gentle warm up, easy cardio, whole body strength and stretching exercises, balance and relaxation. A great way to improve fitness, muscle strength, balance and joint range of movement
Consists of a warm-up phase followed by walking and movement patterns for 20-30 minutes. The final segment is performed either on the floor on a mat or on a chair and consists of conditioning work and some slow stretching and relaxation. There is also an emphasis on strength and flexibility.
Stretch and Strengthen
Includes easy warm-up, whole body strength and stretching exercises, balance and relaxation. A great way to improve muscle strength, balance and joint range of movement.
Qigong can be referred to as mindful meditation practice. The three main princples of Qigong practice are the concentration of body movements, the breath and the mind.
Tai Chi is an effective exercise for health which can help to improve a range of disorders including anxiety, fatigue, joint stiffness and balance.
This class is run in chest deep warm water. No swimming ability is required. Gentle movements to stretch and strengthen your whole body and reduce joint and muscle pain.
Light Pace Aqua
Includes gentle warm-up in waist deep warm water. Easy cardio, whole body strength and stretching exercises. A great way to improve fitness, muscle strength, balance and joint range of movement.
This is a free, exciting and friendly community based, seven week falls prevention program. It gives information on how to prevent falling, what causes falls in older people, and what changes they can make to reduce their risk of falling and remain active and independent. The program is currently run in Yamba, Maclean, Iluka, Evans Head, Casino, Lismore, Alstonville, Ballina, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Kyogle, Pottsville, Murwillumbah, Banora Point and Tweed Heads.