Overview

What Is Strength Training?

Strength training is the performance of exercises that are primarily designed to make you stronger and increase muscle size. This is typically performed using the resistance of a vast array of different equipment or simply your own bodyweight. Strength training can be completed at any age, young or old, and is recommended for all Australians over the age of five.

What To Expect At A Balance and Strength Training Class With PEAK

A great time with like minded people. You will be guided through an exercise program specifically designed for you, in a friendly and welcoming environment, whilst socialising with fantastic people.

The classes are one hour in duration, and are available across our clinics opening hours.

What Do Balance and Strength Training Classes Help With?

These classes improve your balance and strength and are popular for helping with a range of age-related conditions, such as:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Falls and fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post operative rehabilitation
  • Osteoporosis/osteopenia

Foot Pain

You have a lot of muscles in your feet and around your ankle. These muscles, albeit small, can be strengthened as with any other muscles in your body. Strength work has been shown to be effective in reducing foot pain for many conditions of the feet. PEAK has musculoskeletal Podiatrists that are experts in assessing your feet.

Back Pain

An exercise program that involves strength training has been demonstrated to improve the symptoms of chronic low back pain.

Bone Density

We have long known that strength training has the ability to improve bone density, however it is only recently gaining popularity as first line treatment for improving bone health. It has also been shown to be a very safe way to improve your bone health, this includes anyone with osteoporosis.

Joint Pain

Strength training has been shown to help reduce the symptoms caused by osteoarthritis and other forms of arthritis.

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Benefits Of Strength Training For The Elderly

There are many demonstrated benefits resulting from strength training.

Some of the potential effects you may see include:

  • Increased muscle strength
  • Decreased falls risk
  • Improved balance
  • Improved mobility
  • Improved chronic disease management
  • Improved bone density
  • Improved general wellbeing

Overview

Why Balance and Strength Training Is Important In Later Life

  • Beyond the age of 30, the general population lose between 3-8% of muscle mass per decade, and this decline speeds up beyond the age of 60 and for women post menopause.
  • Two thirds of Australians over the age of 50 have poor bone health.
  • An estimated 125,021 people aged 65 and over were hospitalised due to Falls in 2016–17.
  • All of these risks can be safely mitigated with an appropriate Balance and Strength Program.

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FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

As we age, our balance declines, our muscle strength declines, our speed of movement declines, and our flexibility declines. Unless we do specific exercise to prevent it. In combination with that, there is also an increased risk of visual impairment, vestibular dysfunction and other comorbidities, that all contribute to an increased risk of falling. Even a weaker bladder, and increased likelihood of needing to visit the bathroom during the night can contribute.

PEAK also offers One on One exercise-led appointments with our team of Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Podiatrists. These services are also available online, as home visits, and also home strength programs.

Our classes are available to people of all fitness levels and all ages. No one is too old to start strength training. All exercise programs in class are tailor made for each individual, so you can be confident the program will be both safe and effective for your physical fitness level. At PEAK we keep our class sizes small so that we can keep a close eye on you and will be there to assist you when you need it.

Our locations

Hawthorne

PEAK Hawthorne opened in 2012 and was extended and renovated in 2020. You see the same team whether we see you at Hawthorne or one of our other clinics.  Hawthorne offers private treatment rooms and a spacious exercise area incorporating the latest equipment and technology, unrestricted single level access and off-street parking. We also provide HICAPS for real-time private health claiming.

Our locations

New Farm

PEAK New Farm opened in August 2019. You see the same team whether we see you at New Farm or one of our other clinics. New Farm offers private treatment rooms and a spacious exercise area incorporating the latest equipment and technology, unrestricted single level access and off-street parking. We also provide HICAPS for real-time private health claiming.

Hawthorne

Address
5/171 Riding Road,
Hawthorne, QLD, 4171
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Opening Hours -
6 days per week
  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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New Farm

Address
1/15 Lamington Street,
New Farm, QLD, 4005
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Opening Hours -
6 days per week
  • Monday - Thursday: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

To make a booking outside of business hours, please use our form by clicking here.