Strength and Fitness for Everyday Life – Online

Daunted by the sight of a flight of stairs, or forgotten the last time you felt able to run for
a bus? Struggle to carry heavy shopping, move furniture, or pick up small children? This course will
help you learn how to improve and maintain your all-round strength and fitness in a friendly and fun
environment, making it easier and more enjoyable to go about your everyday life. Adaptable for all
fitness levels, so absolute beginners welcome!

Who is this course for

Using a combination of training methods you will be able to increase both your fitness and strength in a fun and educational way. This course combines muscle endurance and calorie burning exercises to give you a cardiovascular workout. 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 has a larger focus on fitness so is ideal for those looking to become cardiovascular strong.

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

The course will be run online using Zoom for the live class sessions and either the Moodle page for the course or some other system for the distribution of the electronic resources for the session sitting alongside this. Although there will be some adjustments that need to be made for the online version of this course, we will aim to keep the experience as close as possible to that of a face to face course taught in the Centre.

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. We will also use gloves and pads as you get the chance to patner up and learn how boxing can be both an enjoyable and effective way to increase fitness 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

The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:

You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.

You can participate in class sessions through the use of a computer, laptop, tablet or other similar internet enabled device. Please note that if you only have access to a smartphone, you will be able to attend the class sessions and participate in them but you will find it more difficult to benefit from the full range of materials and activities involved in the course if this is your only means of connection.

Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session and that as far as possible that you can keep this space quite and clear of interruption so that you can concentrate on what is happening in the class.

By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may occasionally be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes but any such recordings will not be made available to anyone outside of the Mary Ward Centre organisation without us asking you again for further permission to do so.

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. This is also a good stepping stone to Strength and Body conditioning.

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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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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

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.’