Well Over 40 Exercise Studio

Are you looking to improve your fitness and functional movement, but don’t feel comfortable in a traditional gym environment? We have just the program for you! Our Well Over 40 exercise studio offers tailored programs to suit your age, fitness level and health goals (whether you’re over 40, well over 40 or about to turn 40)!

Offering a range of small, medium and large group classes, our attentive instructors help you build strength, mobility and confidence. Giving you back control over your quality of life, our classes are structured to ensure you continue to enjoy an active lifestyle as you age.

A personalised program designed just for you

Our classes are designed, run and 100% supervised by our university-qualified exercise physiologists. With extensive experience in running safe and effective fitness classes, we ensure you work to your own individualised program. Whether you’re just beginning your journey to good health, or you’re looking to continue it, our professional team genuinely cares about you.

To create your individualised program, you will need to visit our exercise physiologist before your first class. Here, we’ll be able to customise an appropriate program for you.

 

Well over 40 Group Classes

 

Start Moving Well

45 minute class, up to 12 participants

Are you losing body strength because illness or injury is deterring you from being active? Perhaps the thought of ‘exercise’ is scary? Or maybe you’ve popped it in the ‘too hard and too-busy-to-do-it-basket’?

Understanding that exercise is so important for both our physical and mental health, our Start Moving Well class will slowly re-introduce you to movement. After all, your body is designed to move!

* You do not need an individual assessment before commencing this class, but please let us know if you have any significant health issues.

Fun exercises, of course! This is a gentle group exercise class that’s conducted mainly on a seat. It includes a range of movement and resistance exercises, coupled with some gentle cardio. To assist with your exercises, you may use therabands, balls, small weights and other items during this class. This will depend on your ability.

This class is for people who are new to exercise or haven’t exercised for a while. It’s also designed for people with mobility and balance issues, people recovering from a heart attack, gastric band surgery or other health or surgical issues. There may be up to 12 people in this group.

Moving Almost Like Jagger Class

45 minute class, up to 12 participants

If you’re looking to step it up a little from your ‘Start Moving Well’ classes or a heart program, our Moving Almost Like Jagger group class offers the perfect transition. Before joining this class, if you have any significant injuries, please let us know, as we may require a clearance from your GP.

* Note: We do not guarantee that you will be able to move like Jagger if you participate in this class!

A progression from the gentle Start Moving Well program, our Moving Almost Like Jagger classes are designed to keep you challenged.  With only some exercises conducted on a seat, the movements are faster, and the cardio and resistance exercises are performed at a harder level. Also, participants will mostly perform similar exercises,  depending on ability.

If you’ve been attending the Start Moving Well class for a while, or if you had a reasonable degree of activity before your illness or surgery, you may be comfortable starting at this level. There may be up to 12 people in this group.

Medium Group Exercise Classes

Functional FITT Class

 45 minute class, up to 8 participants

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has been shown to have a very positive effect on heart health, muscle mass and physiology. The variety and speed of the exercises ensure you won’t get bored, and it also takes a shorter time to get results.

Before your first Functional FITT class, you will need to visit our exercise physiologist. Here, we conduct an assessment and will recommend any exercise modifications.

Functional FITT is done in exercise sets, where short bursts of intense exercise are followed by a short rest. Performing multiple exercises, these may include cycling, a variety of weights, skipping, or body-weight movements. And, of course, these are all done within your own capability.

All exercises are age-appropriate and modified to suit your ability, so it’s suitable for anyone that wants to give it a go!  This is one of the most popular classes in our exercise studio which gives great results and will have you feeling stronger, faster.

Group Pilates Classes

 45 minute class, up to 8 participants

This is a small group exercise class specifically designed to strengthen and improve flexibility and mobility. Led by our exercise physiologists or physiotherapists, you are closely supervised throughout the class to ensure each exercise is safe for you.

The Group Pilates class incorporates a range of clinical Pilates exercises using reformers, Pilates chairs and mat-work. You may use a variety of equipment, including stretching bands, Pilates rings and balls. Dependent on your level of fitness and ability, the exercises can be modified for your requirements and limitations.

Before you begin this class, you’ll need to have an individual (or couple) session with our qualified exercise physiologist. This enables us to design a tailored program that will suit your travel goals.

Small Group Exercise Classes

Empower Hour: Boney M Osteoporosis Class

 45 minute class, up to 5 participants

Have you had more broken bones than Ma Baker? If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis or concerned that you may be susceptible, then our Empower Hour: Boney M Osteoporosis class is for you.

* Also a good to know: Studies have shown that resistance and impact exercises can have a positive impact on bone density.

You’ll do a variety of exercises, mostly using weights, resistance and some impact exercises. These are aimed at building up strength in your bones.

This class is for you if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with osteoporosis
  • Are at risk of developing osteoporosis and have started to lose calcium
  • Would like to do all you can to have strong bones

Women’s Empower Hour

45 minute class, up to 5 participants

Are you always putting others first, so that your own exercise and movement drops to the bottom of your list? We’re here to help you change that and put you back in the driver’s seat of your health and fitness.

Our Ladies Empower Hour class incorporates exercises to help protect against conditions such as osteoporosis, diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and menopause symptoms – all in a safe and supportive environment.

Yes, this is your time ladies, to think and feel differently about your wonderful body and prepare it to escort you safely through the next few decades of your life.

The exercises vary depending on your own goals, physical ability, and participants that attend each session. You may do a circuit workout which involves pilates equipment, functional cable machine and all forms of exercise equipment. We also always include balance work. Closely supervised, we adapt your program to suit your capability.

If you are a woman, then YES! Before you begin these classes, you will need to be assessed individually by our exercise physiologist or physiotherapist. This ensures you exercise at a safe and appropriate level for you.

Manpower Hour

45 minute class, up to 5 participants

There is a host of evidence showing the positive impacts that exercise has for men across a whole range of health issues. Specifically designed for men, our Manpower Hour classes help you protect against conditions such as high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, depression and heart problems.

Exercising with men in your age group who are facing similar challenges and health issues, this is a great opportunity to become part of a like-minded community.

The exercises in our Manpower Hour classes vary depending on the participants that attend each session. You may do a combination of lifting, HIIT, or some cardio work. Closely supervised, we adapt your program to suit your capability.

If you are a man, then YES!  Before you begin these classes, you will need to be assessed individually by our exercise physiologist or physiotherapist. This ensures you exercise at a safe and appropriate level for you.

So Strong I’m Dangerous Class

45 minute class, up to 5 participants

Do you want to be able to keep up with your teenagers or the grandkids? Pick them up and swing them around without worrying you might break yourself in the process? Maybe you want to beat your mates at bowls, but the legs are ‘getting a bit weak at the knees’? Designed to strengthen and condition, it might be time to join our So Strong I’m Dangerous class.

This class mainly incorporates resistance exercises using a variety of weights, dumbbells, pulleys and bands. The focus is on the development of core muscle groups that help you maintain a strong body and improve your functional movement.

If you need to build your strength to remain active, then YES! Before you begin these classes, you will need to be assessed individually by our exercise physiologist or physiotherapist. This ensures you exercise at a safe and appropriate level for you.

A Fish Called Wanda Hydrotherapy Class

45 minute class, up to 4 participants

If you’re struggling with joint pain or painful movements, performing a range of gentle exercises in the pool is a safe and effective form of exercise. Our Fish Called Wanda hydrotherapy classes are perfect for mobilising stiff and sore joints and muscles.

* Note: Pool entry is not included in class cost.

Using pool equipment and resistance bands, you might do simple walking or stepping exercises. You may also perform some resistance work using your arms and legs, as they gradually get used to movement following surgery or injury.

If you’re looking for a safe form of rehabilitation or low-impact exercise, these classes are for you.

Before you begin these classes, you will need to be assessed individually by our exercise physiologist or physiotherapist. This ensures you are competent in the water and can participate safely in the class.

CanMOVE Class

45 minute class, up to 4 participants

CANmove is specifically targeted for those going through cancer treatment or who are in survivorship. This low-cost program is run by our exercise physiologist, Kerryn, in our exercise studio and is funded by the Logan City Council's Live Well Logan Program.

* A good to know: Research has shown that exercise during treatment can help alleviate nausea and fatigue, as well as help reduce anxiety and depression.

You’ll do a variety of fun exercises, while also meeting others who are going through similar circumstances. Our classes aim to help you feel more empowered to cope with your treatment. 

This class is specifically for people, men and women, currently undergoing treatment for cancer or who are in survivorship.

Meet the team

Julie-atkin

Julie Atkin

Senior Physiotherapist

Julie has a wealth of experience in sports physiotherapy, and a special interest in Women’s Health. Julie treats pelvic floor and continence disorders, prolapse, pregnancy and postnatal problems, and exercise in the child-bearing year – all perfectly supplemented by her Pilates experience.… Read More

Maathangi-karunaharan

Maathangi Karunaharan

Physiotherapist

Maathangi, or “M” as we affectionately call her, has over four years of experience working as a physiotherapist in both private practice and occupational health. … Read More

Josh-willcocks

Josh Willcocks

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST

Josh is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise and Sports Science Australia Member (ESSAM). He will strive to help you to achieve your exercise-related goals using all the knowledge he has gained through his experience as a student, clinician, and sportsman.… Read More

Kerryn-ivers

Kerryn Ivers

Exercise Physiologist

With over six years of experience as an exercise physiologist, Kerryn loves helping people to improve their health so they can live their life to the fullest. Whether that be returning to sport, managing a chronic condition or simply being … Read More

Nathan-johnson

Nathan Johnson

Exercise Physiologist

With over four years of experience as an exercise physiologist, Nathan is passionate about helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. Whether you need to get back to work or the sport you love, Nathan provides tailored exercise programs … Read More

Jayne

Jayne Russell

Therapy Assistant

Providing guidance and support to our patients through carefully structured exercise programs, Jayne is instrumental in improving the quality of life for many of our patients. Open-minded, compassionate and super-positive, Jayne instils a feeling of hope and self-belief in our … Read More

Upcoming Events

Wed 14

Clinical Pilates -Medium Group Class

April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Waterford West QLD
Australia
Wed 14

FUNCTIONAL FIIT – HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING

April 14 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Waterford West Queensland
Australia
Thu 15

So Strong I’m Dangerous – Strength and Conditioning class

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am
Waterford West Queensland
Australia
Thu 15

So Strong I’m Dangerous – Strength and Conditioning class

April 15 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Waterford West Queensland
Australia
Fri 16

Moving better (but not quite like Jagger) – Intermediate Exercise class

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Waterford West Queensland
Australia
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