Strength and Balance classes

Hampshire’s Steady and Strong classes are run by instructors specially qualified to teach exercises proven to reduce the chances of falling. Classes are based around strength and balance exercises. The Chief Medical Officer recommends older adults should do strength exercises on two or more days a week and older adults at risk of falls should do exercises to improve balance and co-ordination on at least two days a week.

Exercise leaflets

Simple exercises to maintain your strength, flexibility and balance:

Exercise classes in your area
Workshops for facilitators and trainers

Facilitator workshop: Better Balance for Life

Monday 11 July, Basingstoke Sports Centre, Festival Place, Basingstoke, RG21 7LE

9.30am to 1.30pm

The workshop will provide:

  • Simple instruction on the Better Balance for Life exercises
  • Guidance on falls prevention
  • Understanding the value of exercise for the general health and wellbeing of older people

Each organisation attending will receive a training pack which includes exercise leaflets, DVDs of the exercises and a CD of appropriate music. To book a space please email Nicola.j.kelly@hants.gov.uk or call 01962 846605

The workshop is free to the following groups working with older people in the Hampshire County Council area:

  • Voluntary, charitable and community groups and clubs
  • Sheltered housing and extra care schemes
  • Hampshire County Council care homes and residential homes

For all others working in the Hampshire County Council area eg private care homes there is a charge of £25 per person. For anyone outside the Hampshire County Council area the cost is £50 per person.