Get Moving With West End Gym’s ‘Fit Over 50s Program’

West End’s Science of Fitness gym is inviting those in their 50s to keep active and get moving by participating in their ‘Fit over 50s Program’

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The program is designed specifically at improving strength, movement and general fitness in older adults, which are all done in a non-threatening, social and enjoyable environment. 

It’s also designed for those who are looking to reduce pain, improve function and feel stronger and healthier through exercise.

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A key component of the program is measuring the effectiveness of the work their clients are putting in.

“Research suggests that grip strength is largely consistent as an explanator of concurrent health, quality of life and all causes of morbidity. We can proudly say our 50s members have proven that research to be true,” Science of Fitness stated.

Available for all members, they conduct their testing week every 12 weeks at their West End facility. 

“It provides an opportunity for individuals to see quantitative information about their performance that our trainers can use to prescribe a purpose-driven program relevant to their strengths and weaknesses – we do this for every client and member that walks through our doors,” they shared in a social media post.

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The Fit over 50s program is one of the programs supported by the QLD Government under ActiveKIT.

ActiveKIT is an initiative of Health and Wellbeing Queensland in collaboration with the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport.

Health and Wellbeing Queensland Chief Executive Dr Robyn Littlewood highlighted how low physical activity can have a direct impact on our overall health and wellbeing, including increasing our risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

“Increasing our physical activity helps prevent hypertension, overweight and obesity, and can improve mental health, quality of life and wellbeing.,” said Dr Littlewood. 

To learn more about the Fit over 50s program, visit SOF Brisbane is located at 282 Montague Rd, West End.