New FABS fitness class for over 60’s

A FABS fitness class designed specifically for the over-60s has been launched in Ormskirk as part of a national campaign to help people stay active and independent as they get older.

Active West Lancs has teamed up with the MOVE IT OR LOSE IT® programme, to provide these classes to help older adults live healthier, happier lives.

Margaret Wilkinson, specialist instructor for MOVE IT OR LOSE IT® is on a mission to improve the strength, balance and overall health of the local over 60s community and is encouraging them to come along to an exercise class with a difference!

FABS stands for Flexibility, Aerobics, Balance and Strength and the class involves exercises which were developed by the Centre for Healthy Ageing Research at the University of Birmingham. The exercises have been scientifically proven to turn back the clock, are suitable for everyone and can be done seated or standing depending on mobility.

Classes take place at:

  • Emmanuel Methodist United Reformed Church, Derby Street, Ormskirk L39 2DE, Thursdays 10-11am
  • Brookside Retirement Living, Aughton Street, Ormskirk, L39 3BH, Thursdays 2-3pm.
  • Emmanuel Church, Ormskirk Thursdays 11.15am – 12.15pm

To book your place email: