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Strength training workshop at Great Times Club

Strength training workshop at Great Times Club

As we age our muscles become shorter and lose their elasticity. Aging can affect the structure of the bones and muscles causing pain and decreased range of motion in the shoulders, spine and hips. It becomes very important for seniors to maintain range of motion and ability to move all joints normally with activities during the day. And thus making exercise an important thing for the people belonging to all age groups.

One such exercise to help the elderly keep the muscles flexible and movements as smooth as possible are resistance training. These exercises help maintain flexibility and will help offset the effects of normal decline of the joints, and help to remain active and independent.

strength-training-3Great Times Club organized a workshop on “strength training” for our members and guests. The objective of the workshop was to help understand the importance of resistance training exercises and overcome the associated apprehensions.

The session was conducted by Dr. Vikas Lamba and Dr. Vivek Gaur and they explained various exercises that can be done at home easily. The session started with some of the upper body exercises to help relieve back aches.

  • Bridge formation- to stretch the back
  • Isometric exercise- that helps in toning the back
  • Some exercises that can help in spinal extension, because if spinal is healthy the whole body posture will be correct.

strength-training-2Dr. Vivek Gaur, explained how reflexes are important for our body and for proper reflexes one needs to have a combination of mobility, strength and balance. All these three can be helped with doing some amount of exercise.

Then he demonstrated some exercises that help the various body parts and relieve muscle pains and stiffness. He used resistance stretch bands to show the exercises to the participants of the workshop.

  • Shoulder exercises
  • Knee exercises
  • Elbow exercise
  • Wrist exercise
  • Breathing exercises
  • Exercise for stiff neck

The session was very interactive and helpful for the participating members. They learnt how they can with simple exercises help their muscles in becoming more flexible and strong and in turn reduce pains.

Great Times by Samvedna is our new social and recreational club in Sector 43, Gurgaon, for members 55 years and above. Its a place where members come to get fit, meet like minded people and share their life experiences and give back to the community.

Activities at the club include fitness exercises, mind stimulation, tambola, dancing, book reviews, movies, community outreach, and talks on health management. The club has a library, computer room, visits by physiotherapists and doctors, access to board games and cards, a fully functional pantry with healthy and affordable snacks and tea and coffee on the house.

Transportation is available on select routes. There are special discounts for group memberships. The club is open Monday-Friday, 11am to 4pm. There are special classes for yoga, computers, spoken english, dance, music and painting. We also have Bridge mornings every Tuesday and Thursday.

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