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      What to expect

      • Your first class is free! Additional sessions are £4.
      • If this is your first class, you will receive a joining pack from the instructor. These forms are also available when you contact the office.
      • Exercise at GCRA is not competitive! Our instructors will ensure that your exercise is safe, suitably paced and tailored to your abilities.
      • If you are not sure what to wear, loose clothing is ideal.
      • Some classes offer chair based exercise. Please check the class list at the top of this page for details.

      Our Instructors

      Our class leaders are all highly experienced, qualified health and exercise professional instructors. They are, as a minimum, qualified to the following level:

      • Either a register of exercise professionals level 4 qualification or have a physiotherapy degree.
      • Qualified and registered with the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) and update this qualification on a three yearly basis.
      • Are all OTAGO or PSI trained for strength and balance in exercise
      • Trained to carry out CPR and use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) with re-certification on a two yearly basis.

      In addition to these qualifications they will have their own GCRA AED's at every class and there is an emergency procedure in case of accident or illness which they should follow.

      This makes the classes they lead safe and rewarding for you as a member, where you can improve your physical fitness in an enjoyable and convivial atmosphere in the knowledge that the exercises you are undertaking are safe and for for purpose for you as an individual.