Elevate classes are designed to improve strength and balance for local people aged 60+

Delivered by highly qualified local instructors and funded by Shropshire Council, the project has been evidenced to help people who are a bit unsteady on their feet or off balance. Taking part has been shown to boost confidence and help maintain independence, both in and outside the home.

Sadly, due to the current challenges of living with Covid-19, we are unable to run the Elevate classes, however during this period Energize and the wonderful team of Elevate instructors have developed the Elevate at Home training programme.

Elevate at Home

This exercise programme is to be used as guidance to help you stay active in your own home. 

If you have concerns about your suitability for this exercise programme, or indeed any questions on being safe whilst exercising, please contact us and we will advise you.

Here is the link to the 12 week Training Programme 

Click here

Here is the link to useful diagrams and explanations to support the training programme  

Click here 

“Thank you for the wonderful programme! Much easier to follow pictures, not quite as good as having Dan encouraging us. Believe it or not this my first attempt at sending an E mail for a long time!!! It may help knuckle joints! Keep up the good work and take care"

As our Elevate Instructors are not able to run classes for the time being, they are available to telephone people who would appreciate someone calling to check-in with them and offer a friendly ear as well as advice on appropriate exercises.

If you would like to receive a phone call - Click here

We don't know when we will be able to run the Elevate classes again but in the meantime we hope this information is helpful and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

To register interest in the Elevate Classes - Click here

Take care and look after yourselves. 

Recommended links for other resources

The Active at Home booklet has been designed in partnership with Age UK, the Centre for Ageing Better, Sport England and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy to support older and vulnerable people to stay active and healthy at home - Click here

We are very happy to recommend the Later Life Training resources. They are creating videos of 3 x 10 minute movement 'snacks' per day for anyone to join in with. 

These can be accessed via their Facebook channel - Click here 

Many people living with a long-term health condition find it difficult to attend exercise classes. To help them, Arthritis Action recently launched a series of online chair based  exercises developed with the aim of helping those with hip, knee or spinal Osteoarthritis more mobile and active - Click here

The CSP has adapted this simple set of exercises designed for older people to help prevent deconditioning whilst living in isolation. Developed by physiotherapy experts the exercises will help older people stay strong, improve mental health and prevent falling - Click here

In addition, The CSP have created a huge array of resources to help patients to be active and self-manage existing conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic - Click here