About Age Active
Physical activity is widely accepted as being beneficial to health & well-being. However only 37% of men and 25% of women in the UK currently achieve the levels of physical activity recommended by the Department of Health (DH) and levels have declined in recent years as people’s lives have become more sedentary.
Age Active Limited provide enjoyable, tailor-made exercise sessions for the over 50’s. With over 15 years of experience in developing fitness programmes, we deliver fun and active activities to suit group and individual needs.
We have a variety of programmes which give opportunities to all individuals for physiological, psychological and social stimulation. We take into account individual abilities and preferences to ensure each individual has an active and well organised social life. Our activities vary according to the individual and we offer extensive support and assistance to those that need it. Our programmes are designed to promote a healthy balanced lifestyle so everyone enjoys life more and hopefully life longer.
Physical activity can impact positively upon our body, mind and spirit thus improving our quality of life, bringing physical, mental and social benefits.
To date we have delivered over 5000 sessions to over 40 care homes, we have worked with over 20 individuals delivering a variety of rehabilitation programmes and have performed our shows to over 500 residents.
Physical benefits include the potential to reduce the risk of disease or improved cardio-vascular fitness.
Mental benefits are to do with the mind, e.g. stress relief.
Personal benefits include improving self-esteem.
Social benefits are to do with others, e.g. having positive relationships.
Meet our team:
Andrew Power – Managing Director.
Andrew has 13 years teaching experience including 4 years as a Head of Department of a large Sixth Form College in Bolton. He has expertise in anatomy & physiology, nutrition, fitness testing, fitness programming and sports injuries and rehabilitation. He achieved a BSC Honours Degree in Apllied Sports Science with a specialism in Anatomy & Physiology from the University of South Wales (Cardiff) He also holds a PGCE and has full QTS.
Hayley R Leigh – Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Hayley has been a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist since 2007 and has studied to Practitional Level with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis. She is a full member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and holds a Level 1 Counselling Certificate and Teaching Status in Meditation.
Sarah Bownes – Dance Specialist.
Sarah gained an HND in Dance at Newcastle College before being accepted to study at The Urdang Academy in London. Since completing her professional diploma in Musical Theatre at The Urdang Academy, Sarah has taken on a number of different roles nationally and internationally: Peggy in ‘Godspell’, Ado Annie in ‘Oklahoma’ and Elvira in ‘Blithe Spirit’
Claire Hudspeth – Performance specialist.
Claire has completed her ABRSM singing exams and musical theatre LCM qualifications to Grade 8, gaining distinctions throughout. She has continued to develop her passion for performing by achieving a BTEC National diploma in Musical Theatre in Nottingham. After successful completion of the course she left with three distinction grades. Claire has had many leading roles within several musical productions, bringing to life characters such as: Mrs Potts in ‘Beauty and the Beast’, Mrs Lovett in ‘Sweeney Todd’ and Velma Kelly in ‘Chicago’
Poppy Ackers – singing specialist.
Poppy is currently studying performance at Chester University. She has auditioned for this year’s X-factor and is hopeful of appearing on the live shows. She has already performed at a number of our care homes with very positive feedback.