Move it to music

by Anonymous Author

Rolleston Community Centre’s Move it to Music class is getting Selwyn residents off the couch.

The class is aimed at those with arthritis or the less active who want to ‘use it not lose it’.

Instructor Jan McKay, who has been running similar classes for nearly 20 years, said along with all of the physical benefits, the sessions create a social environment where many friendships are made.

She said she enjoys seeing the benefits that they have for attendees, both physically and socially.

“We get people coming along with a range of different health and mobility issues. The class allows them to get their bodies moving in a safe, accepting environment. We focus on balance, stretching and increasing movement and mobility in joints. Classes begin with a warm-up, then move into a bit of ‘huff and puff’ before ending stretch and relax movements.

“The classes are always full of fun and laughs. I encourage everyone to sing along to the music with me.”

The Move it to Music class is held on Wednesdays from 1.15pm to 2.15pm at the Rolleston Community Centre and costs $3 per session. No bookings required.