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Weight Lifting

Lift for Longevity 

Weights for Over 50s 

Our Lift for Longevity class is targeted for those 50+ who want to participate in a physiotherapist led strength and conditioning class. Whether you used to weight train or are new to it, the class is designed to accomodate all fitness levels and abilities and can be modified for any injuries.

Current Class Schedule:

Monday: 1600-1700, 1700-1800

Friday: 0900-1000, 10.00-11.00

For Booking and further inquiries please contact the practice directly at 01224 316488

Class Format

  • 50-minute circuit style class including warm up and cool down

  • 10 stations which change every 6-weeks

  • Physiotherapist led 

  • Suitable for all experience levels

  • Pre-Screened to assess situability for the class

 You are not required to attend both days but are welcome to sign up for both if you wish.

Gym Equipments

Benefits of Strength Training

Increased Muscle Mass
Increased Strength

Improved self confidence
Enhanced mental health including symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, stress and fatigue

Increased bone mass leading to decreased risk of osteoporosis

Improved blood sugar and cholestrol
Improved BMI, hormonal regulation and metabolism

Improved flexibility
Improved dynamic balance

Decreased symptoms associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia and other chronic diseases

Lifting Kettlebells

Specific Benefits for those 50+

Evidence has shown that we lose 1% of our muscle mass every year after 50 years of age, 3 times that amount in strength and 6 times that in power. Consistent strength training can slow down this process and even begin to reverse it.

Strength Training in older adults helps to combat the physiological and functional declines that are associated with aging and increased frailtyn including the loss of muscle mass and strength.


Current research has demonstrated that strength training performed for 40 minutes two to three days a week has been shown to rebuild muscle tissue and enhance neuromuscular function in those aged 50 to 90 years. It has also been shown to help preserve Type II Muscle fibres which are essential for power and strength which decline in our later years.

Sources: Seguin, R., Nelson, M., E., The Benefits of Strength Training for Older Adults, Am J Prev Med 2003;25, 141-149.

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