Strength and Balance Class

With an ageing population, the risk of falls significantly increased. Additionally after the age of 30 you loose 1-3% lean muscle mass which reduces your function.

At PEAK we want to offer a custom class for athletes who want to address their falls risk and improve strength and balance.

Benefits of doing a Balance and Strength class

  • Increase strength
  • Increase muscle
  • Increase balance
  • Increased body awareness
  • Increase independency
  • Decrease chance of falling
  • Decrease fear of falling
  • Social interaction
  • Tailored to suit each individual person
  • Foot Health assessment

Benefits of doing a Balance and Strength class

  • 50 yrs +
  • People who have previously fallen
  • People who have a fear of falling
  • People who have decreased activity due to fear and strength
  • People find it harder to get to their feet
  • People who struggle with daily activities
  • People who want to stay active in life.

3 Reasons Why You Fall

Muscle weakness, especially in the legs, is one of the most important risk factors

Older people with weak muscles are more likely to fall than are those who maintain their muscle strength, as well as their flexibility and endurance.

Your balance and your gait -- how you walk -- are other key factors

Older people with weak muscles are more likely to fall than are those who maintain their muscle strength, as well as their flexibility and endurance.

Foot problems that cause painful feet, and wearing unsafe footwear can increase your chance of falling

Older people with weak muscles are more likely to fall than are those who maintain their muscle strength, as well as their flexibility and endurance.

Statistics show that 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 fall each year. They could be minor stumbles to major falls that have the potential to fracture bones.

In 2011, 96,385 people 65yrs+ were hospitalised due to falls 68% (65,965) were women and 32% (30,420) were men.

Benefits of doing a Balance and Strength class

  • Thorough history and goal setting
  • Comprehensive examination
  • Custom program design
  • Fun and supportive environment

What other tools can we offer apart from balance and strength?

Your coach will be able to offer advice and education on the following topics:

  • Trip hazards
  • Footwear
  • Eye sight
  • Recovering from a fall