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EXERCISE & FITNESS WITH ALISON

Group exercise classes from beginners to seniors and one-to-one training

I have been a qualified exercise to music/aerobics teacher since 1986. Competent and qualified in many fields of group exercise including Aerobics, Step Aerobics, Aqua Aerobics, Pump Fx, Kettlebells, Ballroom Blitz, Spinning®, Circuit Training, Zumba® Fitness, Zumba® Gold, Zumba® Kids, Zumba® Kids Jr, Zumba® Sentao. I also develop and deliver my own exercise programs for both children and adults.

 

I am proud to launch, through this website, my most recent exercise program: The Age-Less Workouts. Aimed specifically to reduce the impact ageing has on our body. My full description and explanation is below.

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Zumba Gold®

Description

Perfect for beginners and active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates popular original Zumba® moves at a lower-intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that incorporates exercises for legs, glutes (bums), arms, vertical core and balance. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. This class is one hour long and focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for working out and don’t forget your water bottle!

Strengthen & Stretch Workout

Description

This is a unique strength training, conditioning and flexibility class that specifically focuses on improving strength, muscle tone, functional mobility, and suppleness.

 

Using resistance bands, resistance rope (new) and body weight, you are guided through a series of strength training exercises targeting all major muscle groups. Stretches are performed after each exercise to lengthen muscles and improve joint range of motion and in cool-down at the end of the session along with relaxation.

 

The UK fitness guidelines state that we should be doing strengthening activities that work our major muscles twice a week for maintaining general health and wellbeing and for healthy ageing. This class can contribute to your weekly strength training goals.

 

This one hour class is suitable for all adults and all abilities. If you are in rehabilitation due to injury or have impaired mobility, the exercises can be adapted to suit your needs. You will need to bring along a mat and water bottle and wear suitable clothing and footwear for exercising. Bands and resistance ropes will be provided and are also available to buy.

Please Note: This class includes floor-based exercises but adaptations using chairs/wall can be given.

 

Balance Better Workout

Description

This 30 minute workout uses a combination of movement-based mobility and stability exercises to improve both your dynamic and static balance. Whether your purpose is to improve sports performance, reduce fall risk or for injury prevention, the Balance Better workout will help train your body to have better functional balance. 

 

Functional balance is defined as "successfully displacing one's centre of gravity for the purpose of returning back to where one started or to transfer into another direction" (The Gray Institute). Simply put, it's being able to perform tasks and activities whether in sport or in daily life without falling over. But balance is far from simple as it involves a complexity of different systems such as the sensory system, brain processing and motor system and if any of these are disrupted for example, due to injury, disease, medications or simply the by the ageing process, then it can have an impact on your balance. By regularly performing exercises that challenge the processes that control balance we can then help to maintain and have better stability in everything we do.

 

Walking Netball

Description

This is a fabulously fun, social and flexible version of netball. Set at a walking pace, it is designed for anyone to play regardless of age, gender or fitness level. It’s especially great if you have dropped out of the game due to serious injury or have never had the opportunity to play netball before or you just love the game and fancy having a go again. If you are unable or reluctant to run anymore then this slower paced version is for you. There is a strong camaraderie and social element to the sessions, giving an outlet to anyone feeling isolated and on their own. You can expect to follow the same formats as traditional netball sessions including warm-up, mini games and drills, followed by a friendly game. No need for special kit, just comfortable exercise clothing, good fitting trainers, a water bottle, good humour and a smile!

Classes & Times

PLEASE NOTE: It is now not necessary to pre-book for my classes.
However, enquiries are welcome
 on 07927 383122 or email me at: wellbeingwithalison@gmail.com

Periodically I will be offering free taster sessions of the classes.
Check out my events page here for any upcoming 'try before you buy' sessions! 

MONDAY

STRENGTHEN & STRETCH WORKOUT

Gilbert Sheldon Hall, Stanton (nr Ashbourne)

9.30 - 10.45am

£7 per session

Please note: this class is moving to Ellastone Village Hall commencing Monday 15th April.

9.30am - 10.30am (£6 per session)

BETTER BALANCE

Ellastone Village Hall, Church Lane DE6 2HB

10.45am - 11.15

£4 per session

ZUMBA GOLD

Ellastone Village Hall, Church Lane DE6 2HB

11.30am - 12.30

£6 per session

TUESDAY

WALKING NETBALL

UTTOXETER Leisure Centre

10.30 - 11.30am (To book this session please contact Uttoxeter Leisure Centre on 01283 372 980)

ZUMBA GOLD

ASHBOURNE Town Hall

6.00 - 7.00pm

£5 per session

Please note: if you are concerned about your current health status or are exercising for the first time, it is advisable that you ask a medical professional like your GP if it is safe to do so. When taking part in my classes for the first time you will also be asked to complete a readiness for exercise questionnaire (PARQ) which will enable me to address any problems you may have and if the class is suitable for you to take part in.

PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR AVAILABILITY AND MORE INFORMATION

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