Senior Saints

Senior Saints Healthy Living Program

If you are over 50 years of age, looking after your health becomes ever more important. We are all at risk of developing illnesses but the risk increases as we get older.

Age related illnesses such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and coronary heart disease, to name a few, can be combated with regular exercise and maintaining a healthy diet.

You should aim for at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as cycling or fast walking every week, and  muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms).

TNS Foundation offer specialised exercise classes for this population. These classes include:

  • EXTEND Seated Aerobics

EXTEND is a gentle exercise plan aimed at the over 60′s or those with reduced mobility. The class concentrates on strength, toning and flexibility. The class is modified to suit the individual’s present state of fitness. We want to make exercise accessible to all ages and abilities.

EXTEND is good for reducing the risks of Cardio-Vascular illnesses including Strokes and Heart Disease. It can also reduce the risks of diabetes. It also helps individuals recover and regain mobility and strength after age-related illness, but anyone will benefit from this session.

  • OTAGO

These classes are part of the Falls Prevention Program and are aimed at those over the age of 60 who wish to reduce the risk of falls which can result in reduced mobility in older age.

Otago Balance and Strength Classes

  • Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold is a less strenuous version of the Zumba class which hit the fitness scene in 2012. This class offers a gentle version of the class with a slower pace.

  • Supervised Sports Sessions

Our older adults instructor also offers multi-sport sessions including Tennis, Rounder’s and Cricket.

We can deliver both at The Venue and within local community venues upon request. If you are interested in arranging taster sessions of any of our Seniors classes, please email shelly.mcglinchey@gotothevenue.com