On the 14/12/18 ActivCare Coaching hosted a Level 2 Seated Exercise Training course at Nouveau HQ in Billingham.
Our fully accredited Level 2 Seated Exercise Leader course is designed specifically for professionals wanting to help increase the fitness levels and wellbeing of their clients through seated exercise. It is perfect for those working with older adults or individuals with disabilities, as well as those who have a family member they want to help participate in exercise.
The training day was a great success with attendees from Age UK Teesside, Redcar and Cleveland Council and Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation.
The training involved both practical and theory learning, with lots of interaction and group activities; and everyone had a go at delivering a section of a seated exercise lesson to allow them to practice their new skills in a comfortable setting before moving onto their own classes.
By participating on the course, attendees developed the knowledge and skills required deliver fun, effective and interactive Seated Exercise sessions themselves. This can have a profound effect on their organisation. Louise, the Manager of St Martin’s, a franchise of care homes which span across the North East, told us:
“Taking part in ActivCare Coaching has helped us immensely, we are now able to provide each of our care homes with individual exercise programmes bespoke to them. The carers are able to deliver individual exercises which reduces pressure sores, improves circulation and improves residents mental health. Being an ActivCare Coach is fun! Residents with a form of dementia enjoy music, you will often find that dementia residents cannot speak, but put music on and they are able to sing. Those who cannot walk can dance as they never lose their rhythm. Gentle exercise can only improve their quality of life and helps to keep the staff motivated due to the smiles and enjoyment of the residents.”
We can’t wait to see the impact our latest trainees make within their organisations!
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