Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre will offer free classes for seniors during seniors week.
Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre will offer free classes for seniors during seniors week. Contributed

Get into shape during seniors week

SWITCH 24-hour gym and the Swimsations team at Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre are celebrating NSW Seniors Week in March with free classes, morning teas and seniors activities.

The theme for Seniors Week in 2017 is Let's Do More Together and SWITCH Gym Manager Roberta O'Brien said exercising with others is a great way to make friends and stay healthy.

She said gentle weekly exercises can reduce the risk of diseases such as heart attack and stroke, as well as ensuring that seniors have a good range of movement.

"Research has shown that even small amounts of exercise can have enormous physical and mental benefits," she said.

"Even more importantly perhaps, exercise provides a fantastic avenue to meet others and make social connections in a fun and friendly environment."

The team from SWITCH and Swimsations invite seniors to experience the benefits of exercise for themselves with free classes every day during Seniors Week from March 6-10. The classes start at 9.30am each day and will be followed by a delicious (and free) morning tea as well as a fun social activity.

"There is no need to book - we invite seniors to simply pop in and see if they enjoy one of our classes," Ms O'Brien said.

"You might be surprised just how good it makes you feel and how much fun you can have."

The schedule of free classes is as follows:

. Monday: Gentle Moves

. Tuesday: Stretch

. Wednesday: Aqua or Seniors Learn-to-Swim

. Thursday: Dance

. Friday: Aqua or Senior Learn-to-Swim

For enquiries and information, phone 6625 5370.



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