Over 50s

Forever Strong specialises in strength (or resistance) training programs for the over-50s. We can help you to stay healthier and, improve your strength, balance, gait, flexibility, coordination and posture, which will enable you to live independently and achieve a better quality of life. As well as increasing your energy and fitness levels, strength training can reduce the risk of developing, and help in the management of age-related health conditions, including osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, chronic heart disease, menopause and depression. Reverse physical and mental ageing and lose body fat with guidance from enthusiastic and experienced trainers.

Ask us about our Small Group Fitness classes which include Tai Chi, Pilates and Yoga and Meditation.

Why strength training?

From as early as our twenties, our bodies can begin to lose muscle and gain body fat. This process is called Sarcopenia, and commonly accelerates and becomes noticeable in our 50s and beyond. Once thought to be a natural age-related decline, this process is actually the result of inactivity rather than age. The great news is Sarcopenia can be stopped, and reversed, with strength training.

What is strength training?

A series of progressive resistance exercises that work the muscles, bones and joints of the body. This may include the use of machine weights, barbells, dumbbells or even your own body weight. The aim is to progressively strengthen muscles, increase bone density and improve joint flexibility.

How often should I lift weights?

For maximum benefit you should lift weights two to three times per week. See physical activity guidelines American College of Sports Medicine.