The first Triple A exercise classes at Charles Upham Retirement Village have kicked off well thanks to some extra muscle from Ryman retirees.
Residents from Christchurch Ryman village Ngaio Marsh came along to the first class to show our new residents how it’s done. Triple A instructor Steph McMillan took about 60 residents through,
and the weekly classes, which are free for Charles Upham residents, are proving popular.
Ryman’s lifestyle and activities manager Nicki Brown, who developed the programme more than nine years ago, explained to residents how the exercises were designed to assist in their everyday activities with a focus on falls prevention and keeping fit.
“There's a wealth of evidence that shows the more you exercise the healthier and more independent you will be in the long term,” she says. "The truth is that you're never too old to exercise – you've just got to choose the right way to do it.”