Our residents are enjoying their new ‘Gentle Fitball Stretch” class at Serene Living. Sharon, our Lifestyle Co-ordinator takes the small group through a series of beneficial gentle exercises and movements to improve general health and well-being, and of course, with a few laughs along the way 🙂
What is ‘Fitball’?
The Fitball (otherwise known as a ‘Swiss’ Ball or ‘Pezzi’ Ball) was invented in 1963 by physiotherapists working on neuro-development in newborns and infants. Later on, these balls were utilised in work with adults with orthopaedic problems, fitness training and alternative therapy as an enjoyable form of exercise that requires the user to engage their muscles in a gentle way with less risk of injury.
Benefits of ‘Fitball’
Some of the significant health and physical benefits from fitball activities include:
- Improve posture
- Improve balance
- Engages and strengthens multiple muscle groups – including abdominals, back, trunk
- Strengthens core
- Activates the nervous system
- Improves coordination
- Great for rehabilitation
- Encourages resistance to injury
- Refines anticipation and awareness
- Improves reflexes
Why wouldn’t you start now! Contact Reception for class days and times at Serene Living.
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