Exercises for Fun returns after a short break on Monday 4th September at 9.30 am in the Auditorium.
Exercises for Fun has joined a number of other classes not returning until September. Sadly, Helen has Covid and has had to cancel class on the 21st August. Hopefully Helen will recover quickly and be well enough to enjoy the well earned holiday she planned in late August, the reason for the class cancellation in the 28th August. All being well, classes will resume on Monday 4th September at 9.30am. Get well soon, Helen!
Helen is taking a well earned break to go on a 7-day trip in late August and has cancelled class on Monday 28th August.
Helen is telling members of the class about this change in sessions up till then and has arranged for Len to send out a reminder email.
The session has now been taken off the calendar on the website.
Classes will resume on Monday 4th September.
Have a happy and relaxing break, Helen!
Regular exercise improves our fitness and strength, so don’t be one of the 60% of Older Australians who aren’t doing enough exercise.
Come along and join our group every Monday at 9.30am sharp, in the Seniors' Auditorium.
Have fun and keep moving!
“Use it or lose it” certainly applies to our physical fitness as we get older,
Regular Exercise can improve our fitness and strength, and also reduce our risk of falls.
In our Class we are including a video, screened on the Auditorium wall, which gets us moving and is proving very popular.
Come along and join our Group class in the Seniors hall every Monday at 9.30am sharp.
As Winter is approaching, some of our members are slowly opting to travel to warmer climates, and our Class numbers are reducing.
Elly Smith, our Music Maker, has done a wonderful job organising our new tunes to use in our Class, including videos with new dance moves, and I thank her so sincerely.
All members are welcome to join us every Monday in the Seniors Hall at 9.30am sharp.
We have been doing some online research for different Exercise Ideas and Videos suitable for our group to try. It is challenging but enjoyable. There is nothing like a change to keep our minds and bodies active.
We meet every Monday at 9.30am in the auditorium of the Seniors Community Centre.
Our exercise class begins the week with gentle to moderate activities, that help us keep fit and healthy.
When a large number of members attend this class, we are considering the possibility of using a DVD that requires exercising “on the spot”, rather than performing the marching.
We start at 9.30am in the Seniors Hall every Monday. All welcome.
It is very exciting to know there are so many members out there with good intentions of including more exercise in their lives.
We have had extra good attendances at Exercises for Fun over this last month, which has created lots of noise and crowding, mainly during the Marching.
We are currently working on options such shortening the March where it is most congested. Hopefully we can sort something out, because we do want everyone who wants to do Exercises for Fun to enjoy the experience.
We meet every Monday, in the Seniors Hall, from 9.30am to 11.30am. Have fun.
A selection of photos taken on Monday morning, 12 February, 2023
Mel Jeffree passed away on 2nd December in Benalla. Mel for three years organised the music for his wife Helen’s Exercises for Fun, which has been conducted on a Monday morning since 2018. Mel always had a great smile and a few words for all the participants of Exercises for Fun, and readily joined in the frivolities of being saluted by the group as they went through the marching exercises.
Due to ill health Mel has not been in charge of the music for the past 18 months. However, he did come to the Get Online lunch in October and enjoyed seeing everyone there.
Our sympathy is extended to Helen on her loss of Mel.
U3A Benalla President
After a brief exercise class at the last session for 2022, the Class of 2022 sat down to share a sumptuous morning tea and a chat.
Lin took the opportunity to thank Helen for her dedication and enthusiasm over the past year, in spite of recent personal challenges.
So, on behalf of the whole class, .Lin thanked Helen and presented her with a Gift Voucher
Research shows Exercise that is completed in a social setting, or in a small group, or even with a friend, is very good for improving mental health and your quality of life. So come along to the Seniors' Hall on Monday at 9.30am, bring a friend, and join us in our Exercise group. Come and have fun!
Our last Class for this year will be on 28th November, when we will celebrate the Christmas break with a morning tea; so kindly bring along a plate to share.
There are so many benefits from exercise:-
Exercise increases and maintains our strength. It reduces risks of falls. It increases our mobility. Exercise can also provide quality sleep and improved concentration. It can increase social interaction, if we exercise with a group. It can improve our mood, because exercise releases “feel-good” endorphins.
So, why wouldn’t you try some exercise?
Come along 9.30am every Monday, Seniors Hall and have fun.
Great news! Our “Music maker” has returned, after recovering from hip replacement surgery. Welcome back, Elly!
All members are welcome to join our Exercise class, which consists of very easy movements that are gentle on our joints and muscles, while improving our fitness.
We start at 9.30am every Monday, in the Seniors Hall.
If you can jump out of bed these cold mornings and make an effort to join us at Exercises for Fun, you will be pleasantly surprised at how good you will feel after the effort!
We start at 9.30am every Monday, in the Seniors Hall.
Hope to see you there.
Are you feeling the cold these mornings? Feeling sluggish? Get energised! Warm up!
Come along to our Exercise class and warm up for the remainder of the day!
We begin warming up at 9.30am on Monday’s, in the Senior’s Hall.
See you there! Have fun!
As the days become shorter, and the mornings colder, some of our class members have gone North, to a warmer climate. For those of us braving the Benalla weather, we start the day with our Exercise routine, and soon warm up for the rest of the day.
We usually begin at 9.30 am every Monday in the Seniors Hall, however, we will be taking a break on the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday on Monday 13th June.
Did you know that walking around the Benalla Lake is a distance of 4.2 kms? Did you know that at our Exercise for fun Class, we do over 6,000 steps, which Is the equivalent of walking round Benalla Lake? Come join us to get your steps up every Monday at 9.30am, in the Seniors Hall! See you there, have fun!
With Easter Monday and Anzac Day falling on consecutive Mondays, some Exercise for Fun participants may be worrying about maintaining their fitness levels.
No need to worry though - the Exercises for Fun class will definitely be held at the Seniors centre next Monday morning, 25th April from 9.30 am.
There will still be the chance for interested participants to attend Benalla's Anzac day commemorative events, including the 11 am memorial service at the Cenotaph.
As we age, we need to exercise to stay fit and strong. It is very important to get some kind of exercise daily. Our exercises to music are ideal for Seniors, and encourage us to get motivated, to increase our fitness and strength.
Remember, any exercise is better than no exercise. Take care, have fun.
A big welcome to the new faces that have joined our group this year! Welcome back to the old faces too! It is very encouraging to know that so many of us want to get a little more active and improve our fitness.
Our exercises to music are designed for Seniors, so they are very low impact and very enjoyable. You can be as energetic as you like - remember - the more effort you put in, the more energy you burn up.
See you every Monday, starting at 9.30am sharp. Seniors building.
It is so good that most restrictions have been lifted, we are out of lockdown and able to exercise again as a class.
A special “Thank-you” must go to Elly Smith for her efforts in providing the music for our class, and “Thank-you” to Lin Ryan for her help preparing the hall every week. Much appreciated Elly and Lin.
Our last class for the year will be on Mon 13th December, for the Christmas break, and will resume again on Mon 31st January 2022.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas season, and may the New Year be kind to you all.
Exercises for Fun Class will resume again next Monday 1st November, now that the restrictions have been lifted.
You are required to show proof of double vaccination of COVID 19 before you can enter, either by showing your paper version of “Certificate of Vaccination” from your Doctor, or by showing the COVID 19 Digital Certificate on your mobile phone.
Either one is acceptable.
Hoping everyone is keeping fit and well, during this time of lockdown. It’s a great excuse to do a few odd jobs that have been waiting for a time like this to be done!!
Maybe you have had the chance to do the gardening, to stop those Arteries hardening, or taken a walk around our beautiful Benalla Lake.
Whatever happens, I hope we are all back together soon, and enjoying our Exercise Group once again.
About 'Exercises for Fun'
Research shows that there are many benefits of exercising with a group. Exercises can reduce the risk of falls and can increase our mobility, while maintaining our strength. It can improve our mood too.
Exercises for Fun is held weekly in the main hall at the Benalla Senior Citizens Community Centre on Monday mornings from 9.30 to 11.30 am.
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