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Seated stretch and strengthen classes have many benefits

Published: Tue 30 April, 2019

Seated Exercise Classes Can Have a Number of Health Benefits Both Physical and Mental

Classes that help people develop flexibility, strength and balance, which can promote prolonged independence, are being introduced by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC). 

Stretch and Strengthen classes provide participants with the opportunity to take part in gentle, low impact, seated exercise while also meeting new people and having fun. 

They are suitable for anyone looking to take part in physical activity for the first time in a while, that is recovering from an injury, suffering with a long-term illness, health problem or impairment, or looking to develop some strength and balance to reduce their risk of falling. 

Classes will take place on Fridays at two North West Leicestershire locations. The cost per session is £3. 

  • Starting Friday 10 May, Ibstock Palace Community Centre – 11.45am to 12.45pm
  • Starting Friday 12 July, Castle Donington Methodist Church - 11.30am-12.30pm.

Qualified instructors will tailor the content of each session to meet the needs of all participants. 

Jason Knight, Leisure Services Team Manager at NWLDC, said: “Stretch and Strengthen classes are a great opportunity to take part in low impact exercise in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. 

“There are a number of health benefits and these sessions link in directly with our hugely successful Steady Steps programme, designed to reduce the risks of falls among the elderly or vulnerable. 

“If you think these classes might benefit you or someone you know in the community, please get in touch with us to find out more.” 

For more information, and to book, contact Emily Rodbourne on 01530 454755 or email

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