My clinical practice, and life experiences have brought me to the understanding that in order to feel well we need to move. However, for many of us it can be hard to find the right kind of movement or exercise, particularly as for some activities we already need to have a certain level of fitness in order to feel able to participate.
I am excited by the idea of execise for people who don’t exercsie. That is why I have trained as a Healthy Steps instructor.
"Healthy steps provides a relaxing friendly space to exercise gently while improving mobility, breathing and stability.
"I’ve found the group helps me socially, mentally and physically.
"I would encourage other stroke survivors to try this class."
This is a gentle theraputic movement and exercise to music programme designed to help you thrive. Originally devised as The Lebed Method, a movement programme for people with Breast Cancer to support post-treatment wellbeing, it has developed into an internationally-taught programme of movement classes aimed at many different groups of people. Currently I am focussing on running classes with seniors.
The classes I run are for people over 55 regardless of health or ability level. The Healthy-Steps programme improves overall wellness, reduces pain, reduces depression, and increases range-of-motion, balance, energy, strength and endurance, as well as boosting emotional well-being and self-image. The focus on supporting the lymphatic system makes it especially effective for people post illness or surgery. It can be done standing or sitting and is ideal for people who have never exercised before or as a stepping stone towards more vigorous exercise.
FEEL BETTER AND HAVE FUN!
"I meet other people with varying abilities which gives me confidence to try myself."
Healthy-Steps benefits those with:-
If you are unable to join a class but would like to benefit from the Healthy-Steps exercises then I also offer one-to-one appointments at my clinics. During your appointment I will teach you a programme of individual specific movements (advance booking and consultation required) and can give you written or filmed instructions in order that you can practice in the comfort of your own home. I can include aspects of the programme into your massage session where appropriate.
"...good fun and I can see improvement as the weeks go on...a good place to meet new people"
Classes are currently run: -
Mondays, 10.30 -11.30am
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
25 Palmerston Place,
£6.00 per class or £30.00 for a 6 week block (refunds not available for missed classes).
Registration is required, as class size is limited
Please call 07403 973173 to pre-register or to discuss whether Healthy- Steps is appropriate for you or a loved one.
For more information about Healthy Steps please visit the international Healthy-Steps website.