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Chair-based Exercise class for Seniors in Care, Nursing, Retirement Homes in Plymouth & Devon | Fitness At Home

March 10, 2019

Fitness at Home specialise in home based personal training for Seniors in Plymouth & South Devon. 

Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic, and independent as you get older 


TOP BENEFITS FROM OUR SENIOR FITNESS PROGRAM

1 - Live longer regular gentle exercise can increase your lifespan.

2 - Prevent falls improving muscle strength and bone density can be helpful in reducing the risk of falls

3 - Reduced risk of stroke or heart attack regular cardiovascular exercise raises the heart rate, this will increase blood flow to the heart and boost your overall health.

4 - Better bone density our exercise program will help increase the strength of bones and reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis and fractures.

5 - Reduced risk of developing dementia doing regular exercise will reduced the risk of developing dementia.

6 - Prevent or delay disease exercise is an effective remedy to help prevent and delay diseases.

7 - More confidence and independence exercise and training will lead to improvements in functional reach and balance and reduced peoples fear of falling.

8 - Improves Mobility our exercise program will help you become more mobile and improve your flexibility and bodies joint functions

9 - Better balance the program will help you improve your balance and prevent your muscles weakening and joints stiffening which will reduce the risk of falls

10 - Reduce back pain the program will help strengthen all muscles in your back which will reduce and prevent back pain 


We are also fully qualified in to help people with the controlled medical conditions:


To book for more info please contact

Chris: 07825565823 | [email protected] 


Gentle chair-based fitness and exercise class for seniors in Plymouth, Plympton, Plymstock, Ivybridge, Saltash, Torpoint, Buckfastleigh, Ashburton, Totnes, Newton Abbot, Paignton, Torquay, Torbay, Brixham, Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Devon, Cornwall. Private one to one for seniors in the comfort of their own homes and also group fitness classes available for Care homes, Sheltered schemes, Nursing Homes, Retirement Homes, Social Clubs in South Devon


Fitness At Home - Plymouth, Devon | Personal Trainer & Exercise Specialist 

March 17, 2019

Fitness at home offer a friendly and professional home-based personal training service in the local area.


Helping people reach and maintain their fitness goals in the comfort of their own home. We also offer mobile personal training if you would like to train outside in the fresh air.


We offer personal training from 6am - 8pm Monday to Friday: which makes it easier for you to fit your training in around your lifestyle.


Fitness at Home design a fitness program tailored to each individual needs, making sure our clients receive the best possible results.

We also specialise in exercise for people with medical conditions such as: obesity arthritis depression anxiety back pain, and knee/hip pain and all controlled medical conditions.


If you would like help to improve your fitness, lose weight, tone up or gain muscle please get in contact with us today.


Here are a few of our packages available:

• The Life Changer

• The weight loss package

• New Year Fitness Package

• Wedding Fitness programme

• Exercise class & PT Session for seniors

• Specialist exercise program for medical conditions

Our new Fitness At Home Website! - 2019 | Devon | Plymouth

March 18, 2019

You may already know, but we have been building a brand new, user friendly website. Making it easier for you to see a full list of all the services and packages we offer here at Fitness At Home in Devon. 

As we offer our home based & mobile personal training service in lots of different locations in Devon, we wanted to make sure it was easy for people in there location to find a effective & affordable personal trainer. 

Have a look around our new site, let me know if you have any questions or feedback on how we could improve the site. 

Fitness At Home

Home based Personal Training in Plymouth & Devon/Cornwall. 

April 05, 2019

Fitness at home are able to offer home based personal training in a number of different areas in Devon & Cornwall. If you are looking for an effective and professional personal trainer to help you lose weight, tone up, gain muscle and improve your fitness levels give us a call today to start your new health and well being fitness journey. Mobile and home based personal fitness training is available in Plymouth, Plympton, Plymstock, Ivybridge, Saltash, Torpoint, South Brent, Buckfastleigh, Ashburton, Totnes, Newton abbot, Dartington, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Modbury, Salcombe and most areas of south Devon.

Fitness At Home for Seniros

Home-based exercise program reduces subsequent falls in high-risk seniors                                                            Source:University of British Columbia

June 09, 2019

An in-home exercise program reduced subsequent falls in high-risk seniors by 36 per cent, according the results of a 12-month clinical trial published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The study, conducted by UBC faculty of medicine researchers in partnership with the clinical team at the Falls Prevention Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital, found a reduction in fall rate and a small improvement in cognitive function in seniors who received strength and balance training through the clinical trial.


Falls increase risk of injury and loss of independence for older adults. Exercise is a widely recommended fall prevention strategy, but whether it can reduce subsequent falls in those who have previously fallen is not well established.

The study involved 344 adults aged 70 and older who had been referred to the Falls Prevention Clinic following a fall that had resulted in a visit to a medical facility, such as an emergency room. Participants had a history of falls, with an average of three prior falls per person, and generally had symptoms of frailty and limited mobility.


The study had participants perform a set of balance and resistance training exercises in the comfort of their homes, using simple equipment such as free weights, a minimum of three times per week. Over the course of six months, a physical therapist made five home visits to prescribe exercises and ensure that exercises were done properly. For those who completed the program, the results were notable. Participants were less likely to experience repeat falls, and as a secondary benefit, they improved in some markers of cognitive function.


Falls in older adults are the third-leading cause of chronic disability. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, 20 to 30 per cent of Canadian seniors suffer falls each year, and falls are the leading cause of hospitalization for adults over age 65.

"It is well known that exercise benefits older people in general, but what was special about this study group was that they are at very high risk for losing their independence--they had both mobility and cognitive impairments and another fall may mean the inability to live in their own homes. Many already had difficulty navigating public spaces independently," said Liu-Ambrose, who holds a Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience.


"Older adults who experience falls that require medical attention falls are medically complex and at high risk for both morbidity and mortality, and we demonstrated that exercise is a practical and cost-effective intervention that can improve older peoples' outcomes after a significant fall," she added.

Liu-Ambrose and her team at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility are now looking at whether the exercise program resulted in reduced health care utilization and medical cost savings in this high-risk population.