What is Strength & Balance Exercise
According to best practice, people with arthritis should engage in land-based strength exercises at least twice a week. Despite common concerns that “exercise will make their arthritis worse” – with the right exercise and under appropriate supervision, Strength training is in fact known to be one of the most effective ways to maintain mobility, build and retain strength and manage arthritis.
How can it help me?
- Improvements in condition management
- decreased pain
- increased mobility
- Improvements in strength and overall fitness
- Foster social connectivity with your class peers
- regain/build confidence in a motivating, social and supportive environment
Our online Strength & Balance Program can be done as either a one-day a week program or two-day from the comfort of your home – no matter where you are located in NSW. It incorporates balance, endurance, flexibility and strength-based exercises, which can be modified according to your fitness level, medical history and goals. To get a sense of the types of exercises involved please go to the Get Moving page to see more.
Arthritis NSW has partnered with the University of New South Wales’ Strength Clinic, which is a unique state of the art facility. The clinic is for people with specific medical issues and/or movement disorders, including older adults with chronic diseases (like arthritis). Supervised by Exercise Physiologists, student Exercise Physiologists will deliver weekly exercise sessions with the capacity to personalise participants workouts and help the clients achieve safe and effective technique, set program goals and modify their workouts as necessary.
45mins – 1hour
The program is currently run online via your home computer, laptop or device
$10.00 per class.
Payment is on a per-term basis, and varies depending on the number of classes to be held in any particular term.
2022 Term Dates
- Term 3: Monday 18 Jul – Saturday 24 Sep
- Term 4: Monday 10 Oct – Saturday 17 Dec
- Term 1, 2023: Monday 30 Jan – Thursday 6 Apr (Mon – Thur 10 weeks / Fri-Sat 9 weeks)
- Term 2, 2023: Monday 24 Apr – Saturday 1 July (Mon-Tues 9 weeks / Wed – Sat 10 weeks)
Registration for Term 3 have now closed. Please complete the waitlist form below and we will contact you when registration for term 4 open in October.