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What if you could change the trajectory of your journey?

Only around one in 10 Australians over the age of 50 exercise enough to gain cardiovascular benefit. About half of the physical decline associated with old age may be due to a lack of physical activity. People over the age of 65, more than any other age group, require adequate fitness and nutrition levels to help them maintain independence, recover from illness and reduce their high risk of disease.

Exercise is vital to your Healthy Living journey. We understand exercise can be physically and emotionally challenging when you are dealing with chronic disease, weight issues, fatigue, or are recovering from an injury. We also understand that not everyone enjoys exercise (yet!) and gym equipment and weights can be intimidating for many. Sound like you? Then UQ Healthy Living is the perfect place to start or continue your friendship with fitness.

 

View the Group Exercise Session Schedule here. 

Standard Classes

Provide moderate support for highly independent participants in a group setting.

HEALTHY LIVING SESSION

These sessions offer you an opportunity to undertake your Personal Exercise Program.

Unlike a gym, a qualified Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist  will attend the floor at all times to answer your questions and offer support where required.

Our state-of-the-art HUR Fitness Equipment is simple to use and can track your progress as well as altering machines to your prescribed posture and resistance. Simply attach your HUR wrist band, tap on, and get started.

This user-friendly, world-leading technology is suitable for all fitness levels, with low starting loads of 100gm to ensure safe workouts no matter what your current capability.

These machines also employ pneumatic air resistance matched to the body’s natural muscular movement to reduce the risk of injury.

The HUR SmartZone incorporates wristband technology to automatically apply your prescribed resistance to network linked exercise machines. It provides a full body workout and collects data for a client’s electronic record.

Session numbers are capped to ensure equipment is easily shared.

Access a regular schedule of Healthy Living Sessions.

CIRCUIT CONNECTIONS

An alternative to your personal program, follow a series of varied, exercises for short intervals. Under the instruction of a qualified Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist. A great way to have fun, engage with others and strengthen a range of muscle groups and improve your cardiovascular health.

Access a regular schedule of Circuit Classes.

Supported Exercise (Category 1)

Provide elevated level of support to aid recovery from serious illness, injury, or extended periods of inactivity.

SUPPORTED EXERCISE SESSIONS

Follow your personal program in a smaller session size to allow for greater  EP support where required.

Intensive Specialty Programs (Category 2)

Provides intensive support for higher needs clients in smaller groups and/or with increased clinical attention. Clients may progress to Category 1 classes; or remain in Category 2 long term to ensure appropriate support.

CARDIAC PULMONARY 

Follow your Personal Exercise Program in highly supported, intensive sessions. We can monitor your blood sugar levels, blood pressure and heart rate. An experienced Cardiac Nurse and Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist will be on hand to ensure your safety and guide your progress.

STRENGTH & BALANCE 

Offering a highly supportive environment this session has a strong focus on falls prevention. Reduce your risk of trips and slips, boost your stability and build confidence as you follow your personal program with the support of an Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist.

 

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga with Zeenat

Come along on Mondays and Wednesdays for meditative practice to reinstate balance between the body, mind and breath. Using the breath to focus and deepen our yoga practice, allowing our body to soften and open at a gentle pace with a calm and steady mind.

Gentle Yoga with Silvi

Join instructor Sylvi on Tuesdays and Thursdays who has a lifelong love of many forms of exercise and loves to share this with the community. Sylvi teaches a slow and gentle style of yoga, catering to all abilities. Good postural alignment is emphasised as you progressively build strength, flexibility, mobility and balance. Connecting movement with breath, calming the mind and nervous system, keeping the practice functional and fun, maybe even learning a new language (Sanskrit), are all aspects of Sylvi’s classes.


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