Simple Movements Improve Life Every Day

Join in and feel the benefits of social, friendly and fun exercise at your own pace!

SMILE is a low impact and gentle exercise concept developed by Life Leisure. The programme provides fun, engaging and adaptable exercise and physical activity sessions for older adults. The variety of sessions available are designed to support those with long term health conditions and/or disabilities to help improve physical health, mental health and wellbeing.

SMILE is split into four categories:

  • SMILE Chair Based – Adapted exercise for adults who need some extra support. A chair is always accessible for participants in these sessions and all the movements are designed to be done whilst seated. Some participants choose to stand for periods of the session and our fantastic instructors can adapt the exercise so it can be done standing.

  • SMILE + - These sessions are a lower intensity exercise to music class. Designed to support adults who may find regular classes a bit too intense and high impact on their bodies. SMILE + is a perfect session for adults who are looking to get back into fitness or for those wanting to maintain fitness levels.

  • SMILE Dance – Inspired by sessions such Zumba Gold this is Life Leisure’s twist on the ever popular session. SMILE Dance is a low intensity dance to music session perfect for adults who are looking to get back into fitness or for those wanting to maintain fitness levels.

  • SMILE Holistic – Improve your breathing and do some gentle physical exercise and stretching. The programme follows the principles of Tai Chi and is perfect for adults over the age of 50.

Key areas of delivery:

There are a number of key premises on how SMILE is delivered and what is involved:

  • Music
  • Equipment
  • Fun
  • Stimulating
  • Social
  • Adaptability

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SESSION CONTENT

The physical activity incorporated within SMILE combines a variety of low intensity exercises which are engaging and fun. SMILE includes:

  • A Warm-up
  • Balance, Stability & Co-ordination
  • Mobility & Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Aerobic Exercise
  • Stretching
  • A Cooldown

Where can SMILE be delivered?

We want to offer SMILE to as many people and groups as possible, so providing a venue is deemed safe and suitable for physical activity a session can be delivered. Venues can include:

  • Sports & Fitness centres (e.g. a Life Leisure centre)
  • Local Community Centres
  • Church Halls
  • Residential homes
  • Nursing/Care Homes
  • Sheltered Housing Accommodation
  • Plus many more!

SMILE Timetable

    For more information, please contact Gareth Ball on 07800764879 or email Gareth today.

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