Exercise For Specfic Groups
Children/Disabled/Elderly Jack Eastman
Groups For Children
There are many different groups around for children. There are lots of groups around as this is a key age in where the parents should start to introduce exercise to the children, it also helps with developing their social skills for the future.
One of the groups available for children are the parent and toddler swim sessions where the toddler gets in for free and the parent would have to pay. This would help introduce the child to be able to swim from a young age for later on in their life. Another group is the teenie weenies group which is free and offers a range of activities for young children such as soft play. The swimming session would be better compared to the soft play as it offers life skills which can be carried on throughout the life where as soft play is only fun and would devlop social skills which can be done in swimming as well.
A good advantage of both of these groups are that they are free for the toddlers and young children which helps out with young parents who may be struggling for money.
There are many different sessions available for disabled people to take part in. There are currently some disabled swimming sessions a Elswick pool every Friday from 6-30pm to 7-30pm, the pool has the facilities to meet the demands of a disabled person, they have easy access to the pool and from the pool with trained life guards and staff on duty at all times.
There is also a rebound Trampoline Session at Kenton Park Sports Centre, which is run every Monday from 1pm to 2pm costing £1.90 per session, due to having to get a trained trampoline specialist to coach the session. People may think that a trampoline session is only for the abled body people but Kenton has a specialized harness which is used to give the chance to those who normally would be disregarded.
There is also a womens deaf fitness class ran at Westgate Sports Centre every Thursday from 6pm to 8pm.
The rebound trampoline session would be better compared to the swimming one, as it would give the chance to the disbaled children to get involved in exercises they would normally not get offered. boucning will give the children excitement and enjoyment.
An advantage is that the sessions are local and are at a cheap cost to adults struggling to support their disbaled child.
Another Class they have is walking groups , where they meet up together and have a long walk together , it brings in the social element and also the fitness side, as their bones won't be able to withstand long durations of running anymore it is important that they get out and try and keep fit by meeting up with others and don't realise they are actually helping themselves by talking and being social.
Most of the classes are cheap or free , the walking group would be worse compared to the swimming as you would have to buy all the clothes and equipement which is expensive , whereas the swimming is free and would dip into the small budget they have per week.