Spring into armchair exercises to help you get fit

Published: Friday, 7 April 2017

Havering residents over the age of 55 are being invited to get fit for Easter without leaving an armchair.

Havering Council Housing Services has teamed up with Upminster- based Exercise with Sally Guise to run three courses, each lasting six weeks, in different parts of the borough.

Deputy Leader of Havering Council and Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Damian White, said: “Keeping fit when you’re older and often less mobile can be challenging as jogging or going to the gym is not always an option that’s available but everyone can do armchair exercises.

“We have previously run some of these six week courses with an instructor and residents have found them so good they have continued with a weekly class using a DVD.

“We hope that people coming along to the next courses will be similarly inspired.

“Anyone over the age of 55 can come along and participate in the courses and there is no charge for taking part.”

Sally Guise added: “The armchair exercise classes show residents some simple ways to help keep moving from the comfort of their chair or mobility scooter.

“Many of the things we do can be done while watching TV but the exercises do help people keep supple and mobile which is good for their overall health.”

The courses start on

  • Monday 10 April 2017, 12.30pm at Holsworthy House, Neave Crescent, Harold Hill, RM3 8PP
  • Tuesday 11 April 2017, 1pm at Serena, Solar and Sunrise sheltered housing scheme, Sunrise Avenue, Hornchurch, RM12 4YT
  • Thursday 13 April 2017, 11am, Park lane sheltered housing scheme, Maygreen Crescent, Hornchurch, RM11 1EL