Strength And Body Conditioning

The NHS recommends that all adults should undertake some form of muscle strengthening activity twice a week, yet (short of pumping iron in a gym) few of us know where to start. Through a series of bodyweight exercises you will learn how, with little or no equipment, you can gain the functional benefits and overall improvements in health, fitness and wellbeing that strength training can provide. Adapted for all levels, so beginners welcome!

Who is this course for

Through a series of bodyweight exercises you will be introduced to how, with little or no equipment, you can gain the functional benefits and overall improvements in health, fitness and wellbeing that strength training can provide. All levels welcome! This course is both for complete beginners or for those looking to advance their knowledge of health and fitness. You do not need any prior experinece as our qualified Personal Trainer will be able to progress you at your own pace and guide you to complete a safe and effective workout. This course is ideal for those looking to become stronger in a functional way. Daily activities will become easier as you move your body in a dynamic way.

We will ask you to complete a health questionnaire at the start of the course, and students with certain medical conditions (for example, heart problems) may be advised to consult their GP before proceeding with the course, or advised that another course may be more suitable.

What does this course cover

This course is a physical course and you will exercise every session. However you will also learn various aspects of exercise and nutrition as we cover a different health topic every week. By the end of the course you should have a greater understanding of different methods of training, how to become both fitter and stronger as well as learning the importance and know-how of being mobile, flexible and posturaly correct.

What will it be like

We use a variety of different methods to increase strength and fitness with the focus on body weight exercises that can also be performed at home. In this fun and friendly environment you will start to notice positive changes in your strength and posture to name but a few. This is a non assessed course, however there will be regular Q&A to help you learn and engage mentally as well as physically.

What else do you need to buy or do

At the Mary Ward we provide all the equipment so you do not need to buy an materials prior to the course. However as it is an active course we advise that you wear clothes that you can perform physical activity in. Comfortable footwear that you can move in is also recommended. You will not have any homework during the course, however you will be shown exercises and encouraged to practice these away from the class to accelerate your progress.

What this course could lead to

This course has many students returning term on term as it is always possible to progress. You may have heard the phrase 'it never gets easier, you just get stronger'. Each term you will be to progress with your new found knowledge and strength. This course is designed to also give you the confidence to be more active away from the Mary Ward and to improve your quality of life overall.

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I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.

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Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’