What is Flexercise?
Flexercise is chair-based exercise for less able-bodied people. As such it is particularly suitable for those recovering from illness, medical operations or long-term conditions which limit movement or make movement painful e.g. arthritis and rheumatism. It can be particularly beneficial for wheel-chair users and the elderly.
Why do we use it?
If you suffer from any of the conditions outlined above, Flexercise can stop the condition from deteriorating (or at least slow it down) and regular exercise can reverse the erosion of many of the effects of aging. It is also cambats social isolation as it presents a wonderful opportunity for social interaction with others combatting similar situations.
Where does it come from?
Initiated and developed by Age UK, the Flexercise regime has been adopted in many parts of the country. It is run under the auspices of Age UK and is run by trained volunteers to a high standard. It is suitable for men and women – NO LYCRA!!
Where can I try it?
At Cannington United Reformed Church every Monday afternoon, from 2.30pm t0 3.30pm.
The church is situated in the High Street, Cannington on the opposite side of the road from the Rose and Crown and approximately 50 yards further out of the village.