Gym Tonic is an evidence-based, low intensity strength training programme that is specially designed for seniors to help restore, maintain or improve physical functions. Gym Tonic uses a five-piece set of senior-friendly, hydraulic machines from FREI.
Through structured and supervised training in a group setting, this customised training programme helps participants build muscle mass and maintain strength. This can help to improve the performance of daily activities such as climbing the stairs or lifting an extra bag of groceries.
Each participant will be prescribed a programme according to their fitness level. A pre and post assessment will be conducted for a 24-session programme.
Gym Tonic is suitable if you:
prefer a slower pace, lower intensity and personalised programme
have been discharged from rehabilitation or physiotherapy and want to maintain your fitness level
experience weak muscles or stiff joints, and want a strength training programme that allows for incremental strength improvements
are unable to move from machine to machine independently
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
prefer a non-machine based exercise, you may consider our Functional Strength Training
for 12 twice-weekly sessions (45 mins per session)
The package has a validity period of 9 weeks from the date of sign-up.
for 24 twice-weekly sessions (45 mins per session)
The package has a validity period of 18 weeks from the date of sign-up.
For NTUC Union members (applicable for first-timers only): 10% off
(Valid till 31 Dec 2022. Terms and conditions apply. Click here to find out more.)
A complimentary pre-class assessment worth $80 will be conducted for first-timers.
A post-class assessment will be conducted on the 24th session.
My favourite has to be the pastel art class. Who knew that taking a few minutes to draw whatever comes to mind with so many different colours could be so therapeutic! I liked it so much that I even asked my grandchildren to join me in the activity. I would definitely recommend this to others as well.
Mdm Alice Wong, Gym Tonic client
I believe that prevention is better than cure. Regular exercise is critical in preventing falls.
Mdm Chou, Gym Tonic client
Since joining Gym Tonic, my arms and legs have become significantly stronger. I can carry heavier things with more ease now.
Mr Chan, Gym Tonic client
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.
They are welcome to wait for you at our seating areas while you attend our classes, please adhere to the prevailing safe management measures of each centre.
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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