Seniors’ exercise program relocated to Merriwa


Seaside Exercise Physiology owner Yvonne Ritchie with some of her clients.
Picture: Martin Kennealeywww.communitypix.com.au   d473514
Seaside Exercise Physiology owner Yvonne Ritchie with some of her clients. Picture: Martin Kennealeywww.communitypix.com.au d473514

LOCAL seniors who want to keep fit are invited to learn more about the Living Longer Living Stronger program that has recently relocated to Merriwa.

For three years, Seaside Exercise Physiology owner Yvonne Ritchie has been running the strength training and exercise program designed for over-50s or younger people with a chronic medical condition from her Butler home.

She has now moved to a purpose-built facility to cater for more participants and her oldest client is 88.

The program involves an assessment to determine a participant’s current fitness before they can join a group morning or afternoon class.

Ms Ritchie said the program was for anyone looking for an individualised exercise program that is “fully supervised and where you can pay as you go”.

“Many attend to be fit enough to look after grandchildren or have an active holiday,” she said.

The Council on the Ageing WA started the Living Longer Living Stronger service in 2004 to meet the needs of the state’s ageing population.

Active ageing manager Phil Airey said progressive strength training had a huge impact on wellbeing and quality of life”.

“It also has a proven impact on arthritis, sleep disorders, type 2 diabetes, bone density and osteoporosis, cardiovascular function and disease, balance, gait and falls prevention, cognitive function and cancer recovery,” he said.

To celebrate the relocation, Ms Ritchie will hold a free launch from 2 to 3pm on September 13, with Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts to attend.

Afternoon tea will be provided. RSVP to Phil on 9472 0104 by September 12.

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