Fees: Standard £ 35 Conc £18 Full £45 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only
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This short course is designed to give you a series of simple strengthening and stretching exercises to gain and maintain a strong and flexible back. You will also learn more about the relationship between the muscles of the back, buttocks and abdomen and why they are important for overall back health
Anyone who has suffered back pain and/or sciatica or who wishes to prevent the onset of back problems in the future
There are no pre-requirements for this course however, you should be able to get on and off the floor. Support will be given if this proves difficult.
Name the major muscles involved in maintaining good back health Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of neutral spine in crook-lying, prone, supine and side-lying positions. Show knowledge and understanding of the 'core' and exercises to support it's development.
For 1 hour once a week to include 15 minutes of warming up exercises, 35 minutes of specific back health exercises/education 10 minutes of stretch/relaxation
Your general strength and flexibility will improve through home practice. Your tutor may advise individuals about specific exercises
Your tutor will give you verbal feedback on your progress and you will be encouraged to self-assess against the progress you feel you have made and set your own targets in consultation with your tutor.
The course should inspire you to take on a regular exercise, Yoga or Pilates class
Wear loose clothing suitable for gentle exercise.
Help with literacy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Learners with medical conditions or disabilities, should make these known to the tutor before the beginning of the class.