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11th Aug, 2022

Solihull care home residents take part in wake up shake up exercise class with The Green Goddess

Sarah Mason 1st Feb, 2022

RESIDENTS at a Solihull care home donned green accessories for a virtual wake up and shake up sessions with 1980s fitness star, The Green Goddess.

As part of their activities, residents at Blossomfield Grange enjoyed a tailored workout class by Diana Moran which included a selection of standing and armchair exercises, that have been designed to improve strength, flexibility, and blood circulation as part of the Let’s Get Physical initiative.

Diana, known as the Green Goddess, is best known for hosting ‘wake up and shape up’ on breakfast television while wearing her trademark green leotard in the 1980s.

The initiative sees Care UK homes across the country encourage residents to get active by trying something new and exciting – whether that be a fitness class with the Green Goddess, a seated ballet class, disco yoga or even ice skating.

In addition to the 80s themed workout classes, residents have also been taking part in a cycling challenge on the home’s cycling machine, with team members and residents challenging each other to be top of the leader board.

Heather James, general manager at Blossomfield Grange, said: “Here at Blossomfield Grange, we understand that trying new activities can positively impact resident’s mental and emotional wellbeing, as well as improving their physical health too.

“Taking part in new and exciting forms of exercise, such as 80s inspired exercise classes and cycling challenges, present residents with a new challenge.

“This can lead to greater self-confidence, which encourages older people to embrace their later years with gusto, retain their independence, and lead fulfilling lives.”

The Green Goddess, added: “Regardless of age, keeping active is what keeps us young.

“Whether it’s walking a little further on your everyday stroll, or exercising a little longer, every day brings a new possibility.

“Even for those less mobile, chair-based exercises can be just as beneficial. Nothing should get in the way of you being the best version of you.”

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