Armchair exercise helps get you fit for New Year

armchair exercise sessions
An armchair exercise session
Published: Thursday, 29 December 2016

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

Havering Council Housing Services has teamed up with Upminster- based Exercise with Sally Guise to run four 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 four 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 9 January, 12.30pm at Cottons Court and Fambridge Court, Marks Road, Romford RM7 7AW
• Tuesday 10 January, 1pm at Dell Court, Ravenscourt Grove, Hornchurch RM12 6JH
• Thursday 12 January, 11am at Thomas Sims Court, Wood Lane, Elm Park RM12 5NN
• Friday 13 January, 12.30pm at Bards Court, Heaton Avenue, Harold Hill RM3 7HU

Places on the courses are free of charge and can be booked at