New seated health lessons are being launched in Berrow to assist these over 60s get lively


New seated fitness classes will begin in Berrow this month to help people over 60 get more active in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area.

The organizer, Anne Panesar from Burnham, who worked as an NHS counselor for several years, has retrained as an instructor to run the exercise classes at Berrow Village Hall.

Her first fitness classes, originally launched in early 2020, are called FABS (Flexibility, Aerobics, Balance and Strength) and are designed to help older residents stay active.

Your new sitting exercises will begin on Thursday, August 19th at 9.45am in Berrow Village Hall.

She told, “We all know that physical activity is good for us, but not everyone can participate in activities like walking, cycling or standing and exercising.”

“Inactivity, aging, illness, and recovery from surgery or injury can lead to everyday chores such as walking, exercising, climbing stairs, gardening, shopping, going out to meet friends, getting lost and socializing.”

“That’s why I wanted to start a gentler, chair-based exercise course that enables people to take part in exercises at a pace that suits them, maybe even move on to a standing exercise over time.”

She says chair-based exercise classes are designed to help improve strength and balance, especially helping the muscles used in daily activity, improving flexibility, coordination, and overall wellbeing, and helping people live life to the full Enjoy trains.

The exercises are done in a chair and everyone works at a pace that suits them, in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, doing what they can whenever they can.

Chair training is suitable for people with a range of health problems or physical challenges, balance problems, for anyone with limited mobility and for those who want a smooth start to training in a friendly atmosphere.

€ 5.50 per class. For more information, contact Stephanie Anne at 07421 762532.