Flexercise is an initiative that runs across Somerset which aims to promote mental health and wellbeing through regular chair based activity.

 Flexercise 2016

What is Flexercise? 

Flexercise was originally designed to benefit older people who live in nursing homes, residential homes or sheltered housing as well as those older people that attend day care centres. However, it now has a wider range of benefits including helping people with physical disabilities, learning difficulties and rehabilitation after a stroke.

Flexercise also provides benefits for people at risk of social isolation or exclusion and people with, or at risk of, developing mental health problems.

Flexercise Training 

The Healthy Lifestyles Team at SSDC offers training for those who would like to lead Flexercise sessions on a voluntary basis. Workshops run across the South Somerset District and take place 4 times a year. The format for the training is a half day workshop costing £10 per person including useful resources to take away. Training is ideal for residential and nursing home staff, day centre staff, sheltered housing staff, and any volunteers wishing to deliver Flexercise in the community.

2017/18 Flexercise dates

  • Tuesday 14 November 2017 - Stringfellow Room, SSDC Offices, Holyrood Lace Mill, Chard
  • Friday 19 January 2018 - SSDC Offices (Churchfields), Wincanton 

Flexercise Update Workshops

We offer additional update workshops to existing Flexercise leaders. These two hour sessions cover additional theory and practical elements of Flexercise. These update workshops are an opportunity for Flexercise leaders to expand their knowledge on the activities that they can utilise within their sessions. The day also offers the chance for leaders to network and share ideas and experiences.

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