50’s+ & Cardiac Rehabilitation

As the local older adult fitness expert and specialist exercise instructor I empower older adults with the ability to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle through functional exercises.

Staying active as we age is very important to keep your energy levels up and reduce the risk of falls, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, dementia and weight. It will increase your bone density, muscle tone, flexibility and range of movement in your joints. We may not be able to stop ourselves getting older every year but we can slow down our biological age!

These classes are fun and friendly for men, women and cardiac rehab. Everyone is welcoming and many enjoy moving on for a coffee and a chat after class.

The best thing about this class is everyone has the right attitude to why they are exercising! Their reasons are to stay independent, improve mobility, balance and mood.

50’s+ is a low impact exercise class that allows you to work at your own pace and level to improve aerobic fitness, balance, strength and flexibility using functional exercises. We also work on how to effectively engage our abdominals (core) and how to really improve posture.

By functional we mean giving you exercises that help you with daily living such as arm strengthening to help you open a cupboard or use the kettle for a cup of tea and stability exercises that may reduce your risk of falling.

My aim is to keep you feeling young, fit and healthy, arming you with the knowledge you need to move through your day with more body awareness therefore reducing niggles, aches and pains.

What is it?
The first part of the class is Low impact with basic cardio moves – might be basic aerobics or walking intervals, cardio & toning intervals – changes all the time.T
he second part of the fitness class sometimes uses bands, balls, weights of your own and we perform a variety of strengthening, toning and balance exercises fabulous for maintaining strength and range of movement – this changes weekly.
I’m in my 80’s am I too old?
Definitely not!
There are a complete mixture of ages and abilities from never done exercise before to been doing it for years, from the ages of 50 to 75 years old and beyond! The class allows you to go at your own pace and speed so you can gain maximum benefits and is a standing class so as long as you are comfortable standing and moving in standing you are fine.
Do I need to be fit?
It’s for mixed ability allowing you to work at your pace and level so as long as you listen to the options you can cater this to your level.
What do I need?
Comfortable shoes/trainers and water.

Come along to any of the following classes:

Monday 10am – Helensburgh Parish Main Hall and Online




Disabled parking available.

Parking up to an hour in the parking bays.

2hrs free parking in the main car park (2mins walk)

Friday 10.30am – Guide Hall John Street Helensburgh



Limited spaces available in the grounds otherwise street parking.



What you need and wear to classes:

Wear comfortable clothing and trainers or comfortable flat shoes. Bring a drink to keep your hydration levels topped up throughout the class. Please bring a list of medicines, any inhalers, GTN etc you may need. If you have a referral form from completing BACPR Phase III cardiac rehabilitation please bring that along too.

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