Forever Active
Forever Active Cambridgeshire
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Chairman’s Message

I would like to recommend that all members take the time to read carefully the final item in this Newsletter. Specially produced in conjunction with Cambridgeshire County Council - Public Health Service. This self-assessment test will enable you to judge your functional capacity compared to others of your age. Being able to measure your abilities can help you and your instructors ensure that you are achieving the best outcomes from your class.

We should also remember though that Forever Active classes are not only designed to help maintain and develop your functional fitness – they are there to be fun and to help provide social opportunities. Go and enjoy your class – and maybe sign up for another!

Class Updates

As part of a 3-year grant from Cambridgeshire County Council - Public Health Service, Forever Active will be delivering community Re-Ffit classes in Cambridge City, East Cambridgeshire, and South Cambridgeshire.
Re-Ffit (Retaining Functional Fitness) classes are about building fitness and confidence to take on new challenges in life.

If you’ve noticed yourself limiting your activity or you have stopped doing the things you used to do because they are getting more challenging, this class could be for you.


Help build strength, stamina and suppleness with Re-Ffit

These classes will help you build your strength, stamina, and suppleness to be able to continue to do the things you love.
The class includes exercises to strengthen muscles and bones; coordination activities to improve balance and confidence; endurance for increased stamina; and flexibility for suppleness.

Re-Ffit classes are a bit different, they are all about individualised exercises, a bit like personal training, but in a group-based setting. You will be asked to do a short assessment, which gives both you and your instructor a starting point for a personal exercise plan and individualised tailoring within the class.

Re-Ffit classes are starting in June at the Chesterton Methodist Church and Milton Community Centre. Please contact for further details.

Forever Active Cambridgeshire

Are you struggling with your balance? Try Pre-Ffit.

If you do not feel ready for a Re-Ffit class, we will also be developing classes called Pre-Ffit. These classes are suited to you if you have started to feel less steady on your feet or are worried about falling and are struggling with your balance. Perhaps you are relying on support or walking aids more than you used to or avoiding going to places because you are becoming less confident.
The class includes standing strengthening exercises, with seated options, balance exercises, with support options, and exercises which develop skills for increased confidence and ability to do more challenging activities, such as getting up from the floor.
The aim of this class is to help you to progress to a Re-Ffit class.
Perhaps you are more familiar with our Strength & Balance classes? We are pleased to promote a new class opening in the Newnham area later this month. These classes aim to support you if you have had a fall, are very concerned about falling, or have noticed you are avoiding doing everyday activities or relying on help because you are worried about losing your balance.

The class includes seated strengthening and supported-standing balance exercises with alternatives for people with reduced mobility. We currently have Strength & Balance classes available in 10 locations. Please visit our website for an up-to-date class list.
This is an ideal class if you are looking to maintain independence or as a starting point to progress to something more challenging.
The aim of this class is to help you to progress to a Pre-Ffit Class

Other classes

For other classes check the timetable.

Functional Assessment fitness testing

Functional Assessment
Choosing to test your fitness level might be one of the most important things that you do. When you take the time to find out how fit you are, you can see where your own strength and weaknesses are, then take steps to improve your fitness level or maintain it.

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