Older adults get moving and boost confidence with exercise

Toning Centre

Older adults get moving and boost confidence with exercise

 

The Toning Centre at Romsey Rapids Sports Complex is proving a hit with older adults as a stepping stone to gain confidence and get back into the gym. Viv Armstrong age 65 from Eastleigh has been a member since November 2016, and in this time has improved her core and back muscles, and lost weight and inches, this has boosted her to get a workout programme in the main Gym too.  She now enjoys exercising 3 times a week.

Romsey Rapids member Viv Armstrong said “I was aware of the benefits of Toning Suite’s to improve my muscles, joints and body tone. I needed to get back into a fitness regime and found Romsey Rapids Toning Centre. I joined up with a friend and we have found it to be a friendly and social environment. As a result I am now more mobile and my core and back muscles have strengthened considerably. My confidence has grown and it has even given me an extra boost to get a new programme to also work out in the main gym.”

The Toning Centre at Romsey Rapids Sports Complex provides an alternative to the more high intensity, sweat-inducing training often associated with fitness facilities. The equipment in the Toning Centre does not rely exclusively on muscle power but uses an electronic power system that enables users to work passively or actively, depending on their ability. This is perfect for people coming back to exercise after long periods of rest or inactivity, the machines are great for rehabilitation after illness or injury, the elderly and those with mobility issues. The machines are suitable for all fitness levels.

The Toning Centre at Romsey Rapids Sports Complex is housed in its own self-contained room with no mirrors or loud music the environment is designed to attract all ages and abilities and also those that may be intimidated by the usual gym surroundings.

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