Residents at Steepleton Manor Care Home started the New Year with a healthy exercise regime that includes a keep fit class with a difference.
‘Parachute class’ involves all participants holding onto a piece of the circular parachute and making waves by moving their arms up and down. Once a mushroom shape is achieved by each person lifting above their head a beach ball is added to incorporate volleyball to the class creating team work. Residents try to pass the ball underneath the raised parachute. Encouraging team work, exercise and interaction between residents and staff.
Rachel Lewis, from Steepleton Manor said, ‘Parachute games provide a good opportunity not only to exercise, but to have a good laugh and enjoy a bit of competition between each other. It’s a popular activity with the residents as well as the staff’.