At Ageless Grace, we help you maintain or regenerate your functionality in your later years by working out all parts of the body and brain. Just some of the benefits of the program include:
- Better reaction to change
- Increased cognitive ability
- Improved balance
- Sense of community through exercising with others
- Boosting energy
- Joints and spine benefits
Gerontology expert Denise Medved created the Ageless Grace program that consists of 21 simple exercises. Each of the 21 exercises is simple to do and has a creative name that is easy to remember. These moves can be done in a class or at home; on a chair, down on the floor, standing or even in bed, and can be performed by those recovering from injury or disease. They are suitable for most people regardless of most physical conditions.
Feeling your body move to music will lift your spirits and emotions while helping you regain your strength, flexibility and mobility.
The 21 Ageless Grace exercises are designed to address joint mobility, upper body strength, systemic movement, multiskilling, stability in ligaments and joints, flexibility, balance, ability to respond, react and recover, develop more muscle mass or bone density, coordination, personal expression, emotional expression, social interaction and self esteem.
Most often, we assume that we have to train our body and our brain separately, however by working the different functions of the brain whilst exercising we are able to stimulate neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganise itself by forming new neural connections throughout life.
Neural pathways go from the brain to various parts of the body. By doing something physically, the brain takes notice and creates a pathway. When we stop doing this physical activity the pathway shuts down, however it is still present in the body. The Ageless Grace program helps you to reopen closed pathways and maintain existing ones. For example, by re-enacting an activity such as riding a bike or going swimming, you can reopen the neural pathways created when we were young.
As the body ages, we often assume we can no longer do things, however this is not necessarily the case. If we think that we can’t do something, we stop doing it and therefore lose the ability to do it. However, we still have the neural pathway, and simply need to reopen it. Ageless Grace empowers participants by re-instilling their confidence in their own physical abilities.
Visit a class near you to find out more about how the program may benefit you.