Love To Move
Love To Move
Love to Move is a seated movement session, developed by the British Gymnastics Foundation. It's fun for all age groups, but particularly designed for older people to get them moving and functioning better.
This online session is particularly recommended for older women and their carers to enjoy together.
The programme achieves this by carefully integrating the use of gymnastic foundation skills, cognitive stimulation and social interaction activities, all carried out to music. Components of Love to Move are based on bilaterally asymmetrical movement patterns as well as co-ordination exercises. These are understood to benefit older people and those living with dementia, Parkinson’s and other forms of cognitive impairment, by enabling the left side and right side of the brain to process information independently, thus improving cognitive function, coordination and the ability to carry out activities of daily living more independently.
Above all, the programme is fun! One of our participants has said that it brings her “One hour of wonderfulness each week!”
Friends and families are welcome to join their loved ones in the sessions. It offers a fun, positive session to share together, but it also enables the session to be more person centred to those individuals involved.
For more information about the Love to Move Programme, to watch a short video or to download our co-ordination booklet, please visit https://britishgymnasticsfoundation.org/lovetomove/
What to bring: Just yourself, seated on a dining or kitchen chair if possible. If not, any other chair will do.
The session will take place over Zoom, so you will need access to a computer or laptop.
Anne worked as a PE Teacher then PE consultant. An international trampolinist, she now trains Trampoline Coaches and assesses them for British Gymnastics. She is pleased to be introducing the Love to Move programme to Scotland.