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Caution:

Not all exercises provided are suitable for everyone. 

  • If you are in pain or discomfort from an injury or a condition, as rest may be needed before you can commence exercise.  Always stop an exercise if it causes you pain.
  • If you are taking painkiller medication, as this can mask warning signs of pain.
  • If you are undergoing medical treatment.

You must not exercise:

  • If you have had a recent fall in the last 14 days
  • If you are feeling unwell as this can be counter-productive.
  • If you have been drinking alcohol.
  • If your condition is not stable.
  • If you have eaten a heavy meal in the last 2 hours

Suffering with high blood pressure or any heart conditions can have exercise implications.  If this relates to you please carry out the following: 

  • Avoid exercises that involve raising the arms above the head.
  • Keep feet moving when at rest
  • Make sure that you take your time between exercises.
  • Take plenty of rest and fluid breaks.

The creators, producers, participants and distributors of this product disclaim any liability or loss in connection with the exercises demonstrated or the instruction and advice expressed here in.

The exercises, instructions and advice contained in this product are designed for persons who are in good health and physically fit.  They are in no way meant to be a substitute for medical advice.

Exercise introduction

Warm Up

It is very important to perform a proper warm up before any type of physical activity. The purpose of a warm up is to prevent injury by increasing the body’s core and muscle temperature. Warm muscles increase the rate of energy production which increases reflexes and lowers the time it takes to contract a muscle.

Beginners Workouts

Beginners Strength

This exercise will condition the muscles and help to strengthen.

Beginners Balance

This will improve balance and help you feel more confident when on your feet

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Intermediate Workouts

Intermediate Strength

This exercise will condition the muscles and help to strengthen.

Intermediate Balance

This will improve balance and help you feel more confident when on your feet

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Advanced Workouts

Advanced Strength

This exercise will condition the muscles and help to strengthen.

Advanced Balance

This will improve balance and help you feel more confident when on your feet

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Cool Down and After class

The goal of a cooldown is to reduce heart and breathing rates, gradually cool body temperature, return muscles to their optimal length-tension relationships, prevent venous pooling of blood in the lower extremities, which may cause dizziness or possible fainting, This should be monitored for 10-15 minutes post exercise for any abnormal signs or symptoms.