Session Videos: Maes-y-Coed, Cardiff

Posted on 24th February 2017

You don’t need to be a certain age or already have a certain fitness level to attend any of Elderfit’s sessions. One of our biggest groups is a true reflection of this – Maes Y Coed community centre. The sessions started in January 2015 with 6 people. Since then, it’s grown to a regular crew of 18 people every Monday.

The attendees range from 60 year olds who just want to keep active, to 90 year olds who challenge themselves to walk across the hall. The exercises we do are completely customisable to all fitness levels, people can work to their own ability and challenge themselves as much as they like. The class routine changes week to week so every session is different, and no one gets bored with the content.

The best part about coming to Elderfit sessions? The social element! People don’t just come to get moving, they come to make friends and have fun whilst getting fit. Our sessions don’t just provide a chance to get active, they create friendships and the chance to meet likeminded people of all ages. We even had a mini Christmas party with some fizz and (questionable) homemade mince pies from Gareth!

“I’ve been coming to Elderfit’s Monday class at MYC Community Centre for about 4 months now and find it very beneficial to both my physical and mental wellbeing. It’s 60 minutes of strength and balance exercises as well as being a social meeting that includes fun and lots of laughter. The group is a cross section of men and women who have the common goal of keeping as fit and healthy as they possibly can whilst exchanging lots of banter and laughter throughout the session. I find there is a large variation in physical abilities within the group but all the exercises can be adapted to your own personal level – a simple squat or lunge can be as strenuous as you want to make it. Gareth is a great motivator and whilst doing the various exercises, I have found my core strength and balance to already have improved substantially. I would recommend Elderfit sessions as a means of keeping on top of the onset of old age as well as for meeting and making new friends”. 

– Maes-y-Coed regular Spencer, aged 62

To see what a typical Maes Y Coed session looks like, please watch the video below. Or even better, why not come along to a session and see how Elderfit can benefit you?

These sessions take place at Maes-y-Coed Community Centre at 12-1pm every Monday. For more information please call Gareth on 07515 462 191.

Can’t make Mondays? Take a look at our calendar to see what other sessions you can make!