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The Importance of Exercise for Older Adults

Health Benefits

As we age, staying physically active is crucial for maintaining overall health and well-being. Exercise can help improve cardiovascular health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and promote better balance and flexibility. Regular physical activity can also help prevent falls, increase bone density, and support muscle mass and strength.

Mental Benefits 

Exercise is not just beneficial for physical health; it also plays a vital role in mental health. Regular exercise can improve mood, decrease stress, and enhance cognitive function, which is especially important for older adults at risk of dementia and other age-related cognitive declines.

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Functional Exercise Classes for Over 50’s

Super Ageing Strong & Functional Classes focus on strength, balance, flexibility, and cardiovascular health.  Let’s look at why these components of fitness are important as we pass the age of 50. 

Strong & Functional Fitness Class for People over 50

Strength Training

Strength training exercises help build and maintain muscle mass, improving overall strength and endurance. This type of training is essential for older adults to maintain independence and perform daily tasks with ease.

Balance & Flexibility

Balance and flexibility exercises help improve stability and prevent falls, which are common concerns for older adults. These exercises also promote better posture and joint health.

Cardiovascular Exercise

Cardiovascular exercises focus on increasing heart rate and improving overall endurance. These workouts are essential for maintaining heart health and reducing the risk of heart disease.

Tips & Safety Precautions for Super Ageing’s Strong & Functional Class

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Super Ageing’s Strong & Functional Class is designed specifically for older adults. To join, complete the Health Questionnaire and obtain clearance from your doctor to exercise. Our classes provide modifications throughout to accommodate various fitness levels and abilities.

Every fortnight, the class content changes, focusing on different aspects of fitness. These include functional exercises for strength, balance, flexibility, and cardiovascular health. After each session, join the group for a social coffee break to build connections and friendships.

Remember to consult your healthcare provider before starting any new exercise program.

We prioritize the safety of our participants. As an older adult, take note of the following precautions to ensure you exercise safely:

Warm Up & Cool Down

Each class begins with a warm-up and ends with a cool-down to prevent injuries.

Gradual Progression

Increase the intensity and duration of your workouts over time to avoid overexertion and promote steady progress

Listen to Your Body

Stop if you experience pain or discomfort during exercise. Our instructors are available to provide modifications to suit your needs.

Stay Hydrated

Drink water before, during, and after exercise to maintain optimal hydration.

Wear Appropriate Gear

Choose proper footwear and clothing for the exercises performed in class to ensure comfort and safety.

Join Super Ageing’s Strong & Functional Class for a supportive, engaging, and effective exercise experience tailored to older adults.

Staying Motivated and Consistent

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  1. Set realistic goals and track your progress.
  2. Find a workout buddy or attend group classes for social support.
  3. Mix up your routine to prevent boredom, try Pilates or Seated Aerobics.
  4. Reward yourself for achieving milestones in your fitness journey.
  5. Focus on the improvements in your overall health and well-being as motivation.


Strong and functional exercise classes for over 50’s provide a fantastic opportunity for you to maintain your physical and mental health. By participating in classes specifically designed for your needs, you can improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and overall well-being.  Super Ageing Strong & Functional classes are designed to promote health and independence.

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What are the benefits of exercise for older adults?

Exercise provides numerous benefits for older adults, including improved cardiovascular health, reduced risk of chronic diseases, better balance and flexibility, increased bone density, and enhanced cognitive function.

What other classes are available from Super Ageing?

Currently Super Ageing offers Seated Aerobics & Pilates.  All Classes can be done via Zoom. 

What safety precautions should I take when exercising after 50?

Currently Super Ageing offers Seated Aerobics & Pilates.  All Classes can be done via Zoom. 

How can I stay motivated and consistent with my exercise routine?

Set realistic goals, find social support, mix up your routine, reward yourself for milestones, and focus on overall health improvements as motivation.

Join Super Ageing’s Strong & Functional Class for a supportive, engaging, and effective exercise experience tailored to older adults.