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.
It is so exciting to know that thankfully, Elly Smith, one of our Class members has spent some time experimenting with her equipment, and discovered it is possible to control the music for our Class, as well as being able to participate in the Exercise Class, and everything is working very successfully, so far.
Elly has her Smart watch matched up with her computer, to make it all happen.
Quite amazing technology really!
We all know that as we age, it is very important to exercise, so our Class is a great way to get motivated and increase our fitness, as well as socialising and having a laugh or two along the way.
Hopefully we will be out of lockdown soon, and we will be able to meet again on Mondays at 9.30am in the Seniors Hall.
Our regular Monday morning Exercise group is still going strong.
Even on these cold mornings we all benefit from starting the day with some exercise.
Our wonderful “Music Man” Mel, has retired for the time being, due to ill health. We thank him for his patience and all his efforts, so far. Much appreciated Mel!
We are so lucky that Lin Ryan has kindly volunteered to be the “Music Maker” in his place, for the time being. Thank you Lin!
A few of our Class participants have left us for warmer climates over the Winter months, even though they may encounter COVID 19 restrictions. We wish them safe travels.
We are still required to sign in at the entrance door, and to also tick off our name on the U3a Attendance Roll, every day we attend.
Keep safe. Have fun.
Our Exercises for Fun group have now returned to the Seniors Hall, after holding our classes for the months of February and March in the local Town Hall, while the Seniors Hall was being freshly painted.
It is encouraging to see good attendances, as everybody is keen to become a little more active, and improve their fitness, whilst in the friendly atmosphere of the Exercise Class.
See you Monday, 9.30am.
Photographs: Wendy Sturgess
About 'Exercises for Fun'
Have you heard the saying "If you don't move it, you lose it"?
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.
0490 092 267