Sweating it out down the gym isn’t just for twentysomethings
IF you think clocking up the miles on the treadmill and sweating it out down the gym is reserved only for super-sleek, Lycra-clad twenty-somethings, think again
IF you think clocking up the miles on the treadmill and sweating it out down the gym is reserved only for super-sleek, Lycra-clad twenty-somethings, think again.
The body management gym at Physiocare, Twyford, describes itself as a “gym for all ages and abilities”.
Set up and run by chartered physiotherapists, the focus at the gym is on one-to-one sessions to get you exercising safely and effectively, before they let you loose on your own.
It has shattered the illusion that only those in their prime can follow a rigorous exercise regime.
Whatever your age, fitness level or exercise goals, whether retired with arthritic conditions, or a new mum looking to get back into shape, Physiocare’s physiotherapists will create a programme to work on your fitness in a safe, controlled environment.
The oldest current member is 89 years old and attends twice per week like clockwork.
His programme includes walking on the treadmill, some strengthening and core work, and exercises to help with balance.
The body management gym is most definitely for those who are serious about exercise, but want the guidance of specialist help to make sure they are getting it right.
The gym has a small and friendly feel to it, with spaces limited to a maximum of four at any one time.
For those who require a little more help, the prime movers class on a Monday morning offers a weekly exercise class run by an experienced physiotherapist.
Practice owner Elizabeth Jones says: “We are not like other gyms. We help our clients to exercise in a safe and appropriate way that aims to keep them active and healthy throughout life.”
For more information, call 0118 934 4055 or visit the Physiocare website at www.physiocare.co.uk