Exercises For Older People
Play needn’t be just for children and teenagers - play can be a way of life. For older people, keeping an active mind and body can be very beneficial for prolonged health. This is one of the reasons that Timberplay offer a range of gentle gym equipment, designed to promote effective movements which work on the different muscle groups to keep key joints in good condition.
A selection of this gentle exercise equipment can be arranged together to offer an achievable circuit for older people, perhaps working on their own fitness whilst their grandchildren let off steam on the play equipment. There are many pieces of equipment that would work well within a circuit. The Turning Plate for example, is a piece of equipment which stimulates the horizontal mobility of shoulders and elbows. Or the Turning Capstan, designed for stimulation of the hips. By taking a good grip of the handle the user can take undertake a risk free, light movement, improving physical performance. Or there is our Leg Press, which responds intelligently to the user with the resistance automatically adjusting to the level of strength of the person using the equipment.
This selection of equipment has been created specifically for older people. In addition, Timberplay also offer a range of equipment designed specifically with people with a disability in mind. These specific products work well in their own zone, or alongside other more traditional play equipment – Free Standing Bridges or Large and Special Products.