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“The group thoroughly enjoyed the new learning and some have already started to take a class. We have decided as a group to get back together in a month or so to share our experiences and support each other and keep our learning fresh. Jeanette was very approachable and I found it really easy to organise things through her. Gill was great as an instructor and I have had positive feedback from the group on the day.”
“We tried SRPA in our main building where dementia levels are not that advanced. We noticed good coordination and reaction time and managed to incorporate ball throwing. They derived plenty of fun and enjoyment from this.”
“The most amazing thing about the SRPA sessions is that they generate lots of smiles and laughs. Not only that our residents love getting active as they clearly understand the benefits of it, but they enjoy so much being part of a group of people with same interests. I do it at least twice a week with music running in the background- it’s become everyone’s favourite activity!
I want to mention that the quality of teaching exceeded my expectations and I hope David and Gill will get to make a real difference for as many care settings as possible by inspiring carers and activity coordinators with their enthusiasm and kindness.”
“The SRPA course was very fun and the trainers were great! I found the course very informative.”
“I find myself doing some of the exercises we learn in our Chair-based Exercise class on the bus! I try not to make it too obvious in case people think I’ m a bit of a crazy person. It’s exercises that I wouldn’t even think of on my own, they really help my ankles”.
“I became desperate to move and as I was becoming more and more arthritic I was struggling. Since I’ve been going to Chair-based exercise classes I can stand without having to heave myself as much as I feel stronger”.
“There was an exercise where we squeezed a ball and I just thought how brilliant it would have been if I’d been told to do that when I broke my thumb and my wrist. My friend is doing exercises with her hands because she had burns but nobody suggested it to me. Anyone with arthritis should definitely be doing it”.
“I was really, really impressed with the range of activities just by using different sized balls and beanbags and so on. My sister was housebound in France for quite a number of years and if she’d been able to go to a group like that it would have been fantastic. The social impact too, it would have got her interacting with people”.
“As we age it can be extremely difficult to find motivation to keep fit. Seated games that involve exercise are great fun and always involves laughter. Even if you are a bit shy you soon make friends with everyone in the group. If you can’t move around freely chair-based exercise is perfect”.
“I enjoy exercise and it is part of my life. If I couldn’t get outside or on my bike I’d feel really terrible. It’s a way for me to relax and cut myself off from everything.”