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Old 22nd November 2010, 21:23
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Fitness For The Over 50s

I've been looking around for a health club specifically for the over 50s in the West of Scotland.

Any clubs that are out there only meet during the day. Is it assumed that people over 50 don't work?

We have to be careful how much exercise our bodies can take and years of neglecting our bodies can severely hinder any inappropriate prolonged exercise. So getting the proper expert advice is crucial.

I'm looking for a club with these features:-

* Caters for the over 50s (specifically an over 50s group)

* Based in Central/West Coast of Scotland

* Opens after 6pm weekdays, or opens during the day on a Saturday or Sunday

* Has qualified instructors and diaticians

I'm really not comfortable mixing with younger, fitter people who jog fast on their running machines, while I can only do a fast-pace walk.

Does anyone know of such a club?
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We have to be careful how much exercise our bodies can take and years of neglecting our bodies can severely hinder any inappropriate prolonged exercise.
That's why I have not done any - the risks are too great !
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Not helpful Lachlan
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I'm working on the theory that healthy people who exercise die early, while just taking it easy ensures long life. After all, if it ain't broke, don't fix it !
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Good philosophy Lachlan, although somewhat flawed.

How far to we take things easy?

Until we get too heavy and can't move?
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In my health plan, watching diet is important, but no exercise at all; the only potatoes allowed are couch potatoes.
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SP, your local authority must run stuff like this, mine does, but I wouldn't trouble them myself.
Unless you're recovering from heart surgery or something and need careful supervision, just go for a walk. There are men/women in my local park, who have lost 4/5 stones, just by a self imposed regime of walking, others I know, just joined the Ramblers. The commercial health clubs would be delighted to offer personal trainers etc' you'll be lighter by pounds (maybe hundreds!) in no time. Nobody else can do this for you, it's up to yourself! Swimming's good but the water holds the weight, walking's the jinkies, you support yourself.

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