Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hostel Nursing Home Chair Based Exercise Program

We have recently conducted chair based "quiz ball" exercise programs at a number of hostel/nursing homes for the TLC Aged Care Group at the Homestead and The Homestead Lakes in Wallington, the Homewood in Hallam and in the New Year a session will be conducted at Homestead Manor in Noble Park. Sessions include chair based exercise programs for up to 30 residents coupled with reflex, reaction games and era related quiz questions. The exercise programhas been devised and implemented by Tom O'Halloran Physiotherapist in conjuction with Bryan O'Halloran Principal Physiotherapist of Pain Relief and Physical Therapy of Philadelphia USA. Sessions are conducted by John O'Halloran Principal Trainer of 12W Fitness and are conducted at the nursing home/hostel for approximately 40 minutes. Sessions are designed to maximize interaction between residents in a fun environment..... gentle chair based exercise coupled with stretching, reflexes and exercise of the mind!!

New Session Times and Rip to River Run

Over the summer holidays the evening sessions on Tuesday and Thursday will be combined into one class at 6pm. (previously one class at 5.30pm and one class at 6.30pm)

Sunday 3rd January 2010 is the Rip to River Fun Run. The 5km run starts at the Ocean Grove Surf Club at 8.30am and heads towards the Barwon River and then loops back to finish at the surf club. Make sure you arrive well before 8.30am to collect your timing device. The 10km run starts at Point Lonsdale lighthouse at 9am and likewise make sure you arrive early to collect your timing device. Confirmed runners in either the 5km or 10km from the 12w group are John, Ali, Steve, Basil, Jackson and Janine.

Good luck to all our runners. Our final warm up run will be 6pm Wednesday night (30th Dec)meeting at 12W. (PS If it is too hot we will not do the run.)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Exercise Sessions For Christmas New Year Period

There will be a 6.15am session on Thursday 24th December. There will be no sessions on Thursday 24th evening or on Friday 25th December (I think they call that a "no brainer" statement).

Sessions will resume as per normal on Saturday 26th December with an 8am group class on the beach. Remember that the Rip to River 5km and 10km fun run is on Sunday 3rd January 2010. You can enter online.

Happy Christmas and have a great New Year. John

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas End of Year BBQ 12W Fitness

Thanks to Ali and Mum for making the lovely salads and getting the bbq organised. I spent most of the day in Melbourne doing nursing home exercise classes and arrived back just in time to pack the car to head off to the BBQ. It was nice to see everyone and enjoy the brisk evening barbeque in the rotunda. As for the leftovers.......Max is dining out on cold snags tonight.

See you on the beach.

Remember, we meet at 6pm Wednesday at 12W for our beginners running group. Bring a friend or come alone. All are welcome.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Beginners Running Group Meets Wed night

Don't forget that Wednesday night at 6pm we meet at 12w for our group run. So far Meagan, Ali ,Pia and Janine are confirmed starters for this Wednesday. Come along and catch up with friends or bring a friend along. It is a slow paced run building up a fitness base for the Rip To River fun run on Sunday January 3rd 2010! (5km & 10 km).