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Staying Active

Staying active in your 50s and beyond can be tough but it’s very important as exercise enhances your energy levels, keeps you at a healthy weight and even possibly reduce some of the symptoms associated with ageing. This program combines the wet and dry areas of Sydney Gymnastic and Aquatic Centre (SGAC) for people 50 years young. SGAC is committed to providing people over 50 a tailored fitness program, helping each person prolong the enjoyment and health benefits of an active lifestyle.

There are two types of easily accessible classes.

The first is Aqua Aerobics, a wet class, focusing on improving cardiovascular health and improve range of movement in a low-intensity environment. Exercising in the water is great for reducing arthritis and other joint pain because it puts less stress on the joints and the buoyancy of the water helps reduce the pressure on joints. You can read more about our Aqua Aerobics class here.

The second type, a dry class, is a gentle land-based exercise class to improve load-bearing capabilities focusing on strengthening and balance. These exercises will also help improve flexibility and cardio. No matter the age or conditioning, research has shown that these exercises help seniors avoid falls and disease while staying active, mobile and independent longer.

Here are just some of the benefits of staying active in your 50s and beyond:

  • Lessens risk of heart disease
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Strengthens bones
  • Protects Joints
  • Limits knee & mobility problems
  • Improves mood, reduces depression
  • Improves cognitive functioning
  • Improves sleep
  • Helps fend off infection
  • Increases lifespan
Session Price: $6.00 per visit or $18 for four (4) sessions
Class Time: Tues 9:30am and Thurs 8am (Aqua Aerobics); Mon and Fri 9:30am (Dry class)

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