Exercise for speficic groups

exercise with in the community

Introduction

In this artical i will be going through the diffrent sporting inavations and sceames for spefeic groups, which are groups that have curtin needs to for-fill, for example the elderly benefit from exercise in a neuromrose ways such as lowering the risk of joint and moblity problems and preventing illnesses. While the disabled gain benefits as well as it improves physical fitness and social skills. Children can also gain benefits from exercise as it can develop their co-ordination, flexibility and strength in addation for them to begin and develop their sosical skills.

Exercise Referrals

The Processes begins with the GP consultant who will go through the screening and referral with the client including inform consent and a PAR Q, the client will then be contacted and a date will be agreed. From there an apporit assessment is conducted before an exercise program is agreed along with what exercises should be done and the time period to achieve this goal. A 12 week program is then made with a review of targets every 3 weeks to see if targets are met. The consultant will then attend a session to see how the client is coping and from there the program continues. Therefore for people in the newcastle area there are a large number of places for them to vist, making them easyly acesable to the mass public. It starts off with the doctor, nurse, or other health professional referring the patients that would benefit from structured exercises. The patient will then receive a referral form, already filled out and signed by the health professional to be presented to the exercise referral consultant at the patients first appointment. The first appointment involes the patient completing an medical questionnaire, PARQ and a brief health assessment and have the chance to raise any questions or concerns that the patient may have about the program.The information collceted will form the base of an exercise programme to be tailored that to meet the patient specific needs. The Program is made for 12 weeks, during the 6th week and 12th week after the initial appointment the patient is reassessed by completing the same health assessment taken during the first appointment. Further goals will be set, once the 12 weeks are completed, the staff that have helped the patient are made available to contact for additional advice should they require it.








Children

Session available

Gym Tots @ Newburn Activity Centre

The sessions are arranged during the school term times and offers musical warm ups and soft play circuits, its aims is to develop some form os base co-ordination, improve their flexibility, strengthens their bodies, develop sosical skills with other children and its main aim is to promote fun and enjoyment. The advantages of this are that it develops mulpital physical components as well as social skills, however the disadvantages are that the session is only on during the school term and that only curtain schools may have accesses to it.



Aquatic Youth Club @ Outer West Pool

The sessions on a Friday from 6 to 7pm and places are only avaible from booking at the receptions. The sessions involve fun challenges for them to do as well as races for them to compete in, the sessions also include mini-polo games, snorkelling & diving sessions and coaching stroke and stamina development. the aims of this are to have fun!. The advantages of this are that there is a range of different avatvities for the children to try as well as it also developing their cardiovascular system, however on the other hand it is only on once at the end of the week therefore affecting attendance levels.


Carroty Custards @ Fairways Community Centre

The sessions are avaible during the holidays and run for between 30 minutes to an hour. Places are made via booking and will cost around £3.50 and it is also half price for siblings and it is free for non-walkers as well. The aim of the session is to encourage the child to take part in physical activity, in addation to boost their self confidence and also encourage social skills. this involes the child spending time playing with the soft play as well as playing sports-inspired games using an giant ball, giant parachute theamed games and obstacle course. The advantages of this are that it develops mulpital physical components as well as social skills, however the disadvantages are that the session is only on during the holidays and that places must be made via bookings.




The Pros and Cons of local inavations on offer

The advantages of these inavations are that there is a wide range of variours actvitys through out the week as well the sessions all being on offer at a low price, each session offers a chance for the child to not ownly developed their socal skills it also allows development of the chlids co-ordination, strenth, awearness, flexablitity and balance and that all of the sessions are provided through the public sector. On the other hand the time of the sessions are an issue as they are ussally on during working hours and on once a week therefore affecting availabality, another is that places must be book in advanced which may be hard to get places. Ways to convert the cons to pros by including more sessions on offer a week to increase attendance as well as more venues on offer so that it is more local some of the people therefore lowing their travel expensives.

Older Adults (over 50's)

Sessions Available

50 Plus Aqua Fit @ City Pool

The sessions involve using water resistance to improve cardiovascular fitness and muscle tone. The water aids the body with the load bearing on joints and muscles as it is significantly reduced, if the your not a confident swimmer to take part that not a problem as most exercises are done standing. Classes are on Mondays 09.00 to 09.45; Thursdays from 12.00 to 12.45, and Fridays from 09.00 to 09.45. This is at a low cost and is subquently less when using an membership card. The advantages of this are that it is low cost and runs throughout the week as well as having an impact on the physical fitness, however the disadvantages are that alought the times are early it may therefore be busy as well.

Indoor bowls @ Blackfriars Centre
This involes playing bowls in an calm controled enviroment and encourages them to get involed and develop their sosical skills as well as refind their competative sprit and will also require them to strech when bowling the bolws and picking them up. the cost of the session is £3.00 and is on Mondays 8.00 - 10.30. The advantages of this are that it is low cost and has an impact on the physical fitness, however the disadvantages are that alought the times are early it may therefore be busy as well and that travel to the venue may be hard as well as there only being one session a week.

50 Plus Chair based exercises @ Margaret Collins House

The sessions involes exercises that invole thera bands that are done whilst sitting down, or while standing up and by holding on to a chair for your aid if needed. They can also develop there soscial skills as will as reabalating from an injurie. The sessions are on Wendesdays at 10:00am till 11:00am and at the very low cost of free. The advantages of this are that it is low cost and has an impact on the physical fitness, however the disadvantages are that alought the times are early it may therefore be busy as well and that travel to the venue may be hard as well as there only being one session a week.

The Pros and Cons of local inavations on offer

The advantages of these inavations are that there is a wide range of variours actvitys through out the week as well the sessions all being on offer at a low price, each session offers a chance for the older adults to refind their socal skills and compatative nature, and the sessions are usally on during the morning which will allow the adults to attend, the exercises aim is to aid the body with the load bearing on joints and muscles and to improve cardiovascular fitness and muscle tone and to help with their every day acatvity. On the other hand some sessions may be hard to attend dut to the location of the event, and availablity may be hard due to bookings being required. Both the aqua fit and the indoor bowls are provided by the public sector however the chair based exercises are not as they are in the privet sector. Ways to convert the cons to pros by including more sessions on offer a week to increase attendance as well as more venues on offer so that it is more local some of the people and to have a mini bus to collect the people and incresses attendance.

Disability

Sessions Available

Disabled Swimming Club @ East End Pool

The sessions take place on a wednesday from 7.30pm - 9.00pm. its aim is to promote socal actvity and offers a host of diffrances actvitys to take part in. The cost of this session is at a low price. The advantages are it is low cost and offers a host of difference actvitys to take part in, however the disadvantages are that that alought the times are later on at night it may therefore be busy as well and that travel to the venue may be hard as well as there only being one session a week.

Rebound Trampoline @ Kenton Park Sports Centre

The session for are people with disabilities. It is a great opportunity to practice and learn moves with a fully qualified coach. The sessions are on every monday at 1:00 pm till 2:00pm. The cost of the session is low at the price of £1.30 and is free for carers. The advantages are that each session offers a chance for the person to develop their own skills with a qualfied coach and at a low cost, however the session is only on during a monday once a week and during the mid day resulting in attandce being low.

Wheelchair Basketball @ Benfield Centre for Sport

This session is on Saturdays from 10:00am till 11:00am. The aim is to keep fit, make new friends, and have the chance to take part in exciting team sport. The price of the sessions are at the low cost of £3.00. The advantages of this are that it is low cost and has an impact on the physical fitness, however the disadvantages are that alought the times are early it may therefore be busy as well and that travel to the venue may be hard as well as there only being one session a week.

The Pros and Cons of local inavations on offer

The advantages of these inavations are that there is a wide range of variours actvitys through out the week as well the sessions all being on offer at a low price, each session offers a chance for people with disability to develop their socal skills and competive sprit in either an invidual or team setting as well as all of the sessions are provided through the public sector. On the other hand the disadvantges are the sessions are only on once a week therefore affecting the amount of acatvity they can do as well as the availablity of place since they need to be book in advanced, another is that the timings range from late mornings to early afternoon and will be hard for the people to attened if the sessions were during the week. Ways to convert the cons to pros by including more sessions on offer a week to increase attendance as well as more venues on offer so that it is more local some of the people and to have a mini bus to collect the people and incresses attendance.

Simalarties and diffrances between each groups

All of local inavations on offer encourage people no matter what their skill level to go get involed and discover the health benefits that it brings in addation to the social aspect as well. All of the sessions are at low prices and can be made even lower with a membership card, all sessions last for 45 minutes up to 2 and a half hours depending on the age group, all of the sessions are in the newcastle region allowing easy travel. However the diffrances are that some of the inavations require bookings wile the others do not which surjest some of the sessions may be privet when others are public, another is that the times that the sessions start are diffrent to meet the needs for that spefic group, an example of this may be having sessions at night so that the parent/ carer is able to the person to the session as it is outside their working hours.

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