Improve your muscle and core strength, mobility and flexibility with Functional Strength Training, a low to moderate intensity workout that focuses on five body movements, namely squatting, pulling, pushing, hingeing, and lifting. Functional Strength Training is designed to improve your range of motion and ability to perform daily functional activities.
The programme incorporates both body weight such as core exercises, and fitness equipment such as dumbbells, resistance bands and medicine balls. Our experienced trainers will guide participants through using the right techniques for full-body stabilisation and coordination which is key to good posture, balance and alignment.
Functional Strength Training is suitable if you:
want to improve your muscle and core strength, mobility and flexibility
want to work on balance exercises that help with preventing falls
experience weak muscles or stiff joints that prevent you from performing actions that you used to be able to do easily
prefer a different workout from using gym machines
have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes, and are not on medication or treatment to control them
have any medical condition that may put you at risk when exercising
are still recovering from a musculoskeletal injury that occurred in the last 6 months
prefer exercises using gym machines, in which you may consider our Circuit Training programme
for 12 sessions (45 mins per session)
The package has a validity period of 18 weeks from the date of sign-up.
for 24 sessions (45 mins per session)
The package has a validity period of 32 weeks from the date of sign-up.
For NTUC Union members (applicable for first-timers only): 10% off
(Valid till 31 Dec 2023. Terms and conditions apply. Click here to find out more.)
|(Available in 2024) NTUC Health Active Ageing Centre (Care) (Jurong Central Plaza) |
Blk 493 Jurong West Street 41, #02-01
|NTUC Health Active Ageing Centre (Care) (Bukit Batok West)|
Blk 439 Bukit Batok West Ave 8, #02-01
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4pm - 5pm
|NTUC Health Day Centre for Seniors (Ci Yuan)|
51 Hougang Ave 9, #03-01, Ci Yuan Community Club
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11am - 12pm
|NTUC Health Active Ageing Centre (Care) (Kampung Admiralty)|
676 Woodlands Drive 71 #06-01
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5.30pm - 6.30pm
Our centres are equipped with gym equipment designed with the elderly in mind. Our HUR and FREI equipment use air and water pressure technology, and are gentle and safe on the muscles and joints. These machines are suitable for elderly who have not been exercising regularly, have poor balance or weak limbs.
The machines have built in smart technology that remembers the user’s preferences and will adjust the weights accordingly, with the use of a smart card. The machines can also be adjusted with the tap of a button, and the weights increase in 100g increments, making it very safe for the elderly
Sarcopenia, or age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength, can
lead to physical disability and loss of independence.
Studies have shown that we lose about 3%-8% muscle mass per decade after the age of 30 and the rate of loss increases after the age of 60. As muscle loss progresses, we may begin to reduce our physical activities, resulting in further loss of muscle strength and endurance and hence increase the risks of fall and fractures.
Therefore, resistance or weight-bearing exercises are important for us to strengthen our muscles and bones to prevent osteoporosis and sarcopenia, so that we can continue to be independent and active as we age.
We regret that our programmes are not eligible for government subsidies and discounts, and SkillsFuture credits. First-time sign ups by NTUC union members are entitled to a 10% discount off the package price.
They are welcome to wait for you at our seating areas while you attend our classes.
For our Circuit Training Focus programme, a limit of two persons per client may be present to assist you in moving from one machine to another should you require assistance.
You are suitable for our programmes if you:
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Developed in-house by our physiotherapists, Circuit Training is a moderate intensity training programme. It includes not only strength but also cardiovascular and balance exercises using age-friendly pneumatic machines (HUR brand imported from Finland) to boost metabolism and build muscular strength and endurance.
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