It never ceases to amaze (and shock) me that there are people out there running exercise sessions for older people with little or no training! I recently heard of a care home who said they didn’t need training as they could watch a few exercise videos on YouTube yet they are working with the most vulnerable clients.
So it’s with great pride that we have launched our new FABS Training Programme which brings together all the vital ingredients for health, wellbeing and independence as we age – Flexibility, Aerobics, Balance and Strength.
It’s a great course for fitness instructors as it combines the best of chair-based exercises with exercise to music and ensures it allows instructors to adapt exercise for older adults so everyone can join in.
There’s huge demand for exercise classes which are as much fun as Zumba yet less intense, that get you stretching without having to get down on the floor like yoga, that actually improve muscle strength without pumping iron and that give clients ways of staying steady on their feet without mentioning the “F” word (Falls)!
With 11.4 million over 65s (and rising) there is a gap in the market for specifically tailored exercise classes which are safe, fun and really work. There’s so much scope for people to train with us and become their own boss working hours that are flexible and fit in with family life. It’s rewarding – in every sense of the word.
We have trained students, young mums, ex-teachers, people leaving the NHS, dance and Pilates teachers who have quiet times during the day, people who are retiring but want a part time job and those who want to do something completely different.
If you want to make a difference and be part of our team, get in touch so we can help you change your career and help others feel fit and fabulous for life!