For many people returning to exercise can be worrying.
The Get Started class aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for patients to exercise in. Get Started Classes are led by SWMS physiotherapists. Patients can attend for 10 classes.
There are two levels of class intensity:
SWMS chair based classes have specialist seating. They are predominantly chair based with some additional exercises in standing for those that are able. The class lasts 45 minutes with a 10 minute seated relaxation.
These classes last one hour and include a warm up, 20 minute cardiovascular circuit session and a cool down.
For those with health conditions or painful joints the physiotherapists can modify the exercises to suit the individual.
The physiotherapists encourage all patients to work at their own pace, ideally at a moderate intensity. This means that no participant should feel uncomfortable or too out of breath.
The aim of the class is to give participants the knowledge and the confidence to exercise outwith SWMS and to sustain this increase in activity levels long term.