Are you looking after a family member or friend and wanting some self-care, to keep fit and relax? You can spring into action with some gentle fitness activities?
For carers looking for even more opportunities, Don’t Tone Alone offer online exercise classes for carers looking after a family member or friend. Based on carers’ feedback, they have provided new class bundles to help carers access these services.
They are providing a series of free online exercise classes until 12 April for carers looking after a family member of friend.
There are more sessions throughout March, with a new series of Mindfulness / Enerchi sessions getting underway on Tuesday 30 March.
Mindfulness with dementia
Mindfulness with Dementia is a course delivered by Don’t Tone Alone CIC that is there to help you feel less stressed and more in control of your emotions and mental well-being. The course provides carers and those they care for with tools to diffuse difficult situations, cultivate positive emotions, and reconnect with themselves and each other. The topics covered in the course involve breathing exercises and an introduction to mindfulness, anchoring, posture and mindful movement, and different ways to meditate. The course is delivered over zoom.
Enerchi is an exercise class that is more of a work-in than a workout. Using mindful movements taken from practices like QiGong and Tai Chi, the session helps you reconnect, re-energise, and recharge your body and mind. The sessions are highly inclusive as they involve gentle movements and last for roughly 50-minutes. (The movements are ideally performed standing but can be adapted for seated positions if necessary). Enerchi takes place over Zoom.
To register and to find out more email: [email protected]
Free online exercise classes are available of carers who look after a family member or friend, with their ‘Toning Through Tension’ sessions are on Mondays at 6pm.
These will be running for six weeks until 12 April.
Don’t Tone Alone’s other online exercise classes are as follows:
• Circuits (11am Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am Saturdays)
• Box-fit (11am Fridays)
• Mindful Movements (12.30pm Wednesdays)
• Stretch & Relaxation (6.30pm Wednesdays)
To find out more, email: [email protected]
To register your interest for the next set of courses (and receive the information about the confirmed dates), ring 01480 499090 or e-mail [email protected]