- A Zumba ‘sampler’ dance-exercise class at Charles Sturt for older adults in Bathurst
A new Zumba dance-exercise class for older people will be trialled at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst on Wednesday 14 October.
Dr Eevon Stott, CEO of Active Living Longer (ALLong), said, “Music is a must for some people during exercise and there is research showing that music can provide motivation, increase efficiency of movement, and in general, make exercise more enjoyable.
“At Active Living Longer, our focus is on providing guidance and training to support older adults gain confidence and exercise independently.
“That said, some members have asked us to include music during our ALLong sessions.
“But it is not easy to plan a music set, so I asked Sue Newstead (pictured), a Zumba dance-exercise leader I met at the PCYC in Bathurst, for help.”
Dr Stott said Ms Newstead is very experienced and leads her classes with moves that are safe and fun, helping those who attend exercise within their capacities.
“Sue and I share the objectives of getting people returning to exercising together with proper safety practices, and for this experience, Sue has planned a 45-minute set for beginners,” she said.
“This event provides a Zumba ‘sampler’ experience to the Bathurst community, with Charles Sturt as our generous venue sponsor.”
The first Zumba session starts 5.15pm on Wednesday 14 October at the Charles Sturt University gymnasium (building 1220) in Bathurst, with a second session offered at 6.15pm depending on interest.
Tickets from https://activelivinglonger.org.au/join-allong/ on sale now and places are limited to adhere with COVID-19 regulations.