Our Seniors Wellness Program is a purpose-built, supervised group training program that addresses the broad range of health and wellbeing needs of those over 55 years of age. We offer four different classes each with proven benefits to strengthen muscle tissue and reduce the chance of injury and osteoporosis.
Classes are included in any Silver (Group Fitness) or Gold pass but can also be attended on a per class basis by community members without a gym pass.
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Classes are included in any Silver (Group Fitness) or Gold pass. Alternatively, if you are not a current gym pass holder, you may still attend our classes more sporadically by becoming an annual SUSF member ($60) and then paying $12 per class. You can also purchase a Seniors 10 visit pass for $110.
If you are not an annual member pass holder you may attend the classes for $18 per session.
Held in a circuit format, this class incorporates gentle upper and lower body weights with abdominal, core strength, balance and flexibility exercises. It is the perfect way to gently introduce your body into a regular exercise routine and is suitable for all levels of fitness and mobility.
Your body learns what you teach it! This low impact class uses bands and hand weights to teach postural awareness and improve your functional core strength while balancing and aligning the spine. The use of bouncing balls helps improve coordination and makes for an enjoyable and energising class.
Enjoy the benefits of land exercise without the impact. Water reduces the impact by supporting up to 85% of your body weight and provides 15 times the resistance of air. This makes Aqua Aerobics suitable for beginners or those wanting a full body workout without the stress on the joints. It is suitable and available to people of all ages, although water confidence is required.
Stretch N Balance
Increase your body awareness by improving your balance and posture. This class aims to develop flexibility and strength through flowing movements, integrated breathing and relaxation. This class is just perfect to refresh and renew the body.
A new functional strength class to help with everyday movements to keep you feeling fit and mobile long term.
This workout is targeted at maintaining and improving the 3 types of training (strength, flexibility and balance training) which are essential for keeping active, strong and independent as a senior. The class starts off with a quick 5-minute warm-up before working through a range of movements and scenarios that will are relevant to day-to-day living.
- Improved bone density and the reduction in incidence of osteoporosis
- Increased lean muscle tissue and strength
- Alleviate stress and anxiety
- Falls prevention and increased balance and muscular control
- Improving pelvic floor and core stability
Cris’ background involves both nursing and teaching, having worked at Sydney Uni for the past 28 years. Cris competes at a very high-level in athletics and has won multiple medals in the 400m, 800m and 1500m disciplines at recent World Masters Games and has conquered the Balmoral Burn in record-breaking time. In 2010 Cris completed a Diploma in Aged Care and Health and remains very passionate about senior’s wellness. Cris has years of experience in group fitness instruction for various age groups and abilities.
With over 14 years of experience in the industry, Natalie comes from a strong sports background, with a flair for soccer. A qualified exercise scientist who is currently completing her Masters in Exercise Physiology. Natalie’s kind and caring nature makes her a perfect fit for the Seniors wellness programs.
Kathy has been practicing Hatha Yoga for 20 years and is a graduate from Ki Yoga Teacher Training. Kathy is an avid runner and competes in cross country championships at an international level. Using both yoga and running fitness, Kathy integrates mindful and functional core awareness into her Stretch ‘n’ Balance class structure.
Arisa was formerly a professional ballet dancer and has worked in the industry as a teacher for over 10 years. She has her Post Graduate Diploma from the Alberta ballet in Canada and is currently a personal trainer whilst undertaking a Bachelors in Exercise Physiology at the University of Sydney. Arisa greatly values the importance of strength and aerobic training and the power of exercise in improving quality of life.