Online Exercise and Dancercise
It is not always easy to have access to exercise, especially if you have limited mobility or are housebound, and we believe that no-one, regardless of age or ability, should be excluded. MOVEability exercises classes are specifically aimed at those with limited mobility, seniors, less-abled people and those who have been sedentary wanting to ease back into exercise.
News & Updates
New Thatcham exercise class sits down to get active
Originally published in Newbury Today by Hinna Aamani A new seated chair exercise class has begun in Thatcham. MOVEability, which offers exercise sessions for those with limited mobility, disabilities and chronic conditions, launched its new class on June 30 (Thursday).
After my therapy session I felt calm, clear minded and slept really well. It usually takes me ages to fall into REM but the night after the therapy and since, I have fell asleep quickly without my mind racing. I have paralysis of my lower limbs and the sensation I was feeling below my level of injury was something special. I will definitely see Debbie again for another session, she is very professional and explains everything that she is going to do, why she will be doing it and what to expect. Highly recommendedStuart
I was fortunate to hear about MOVEability through the charity Get Active Berkshire.
Having a chronic health problem affecting my balance, and having to shield because my husband is extremely vulnerable to Covid, I was delighted to hear that I could do chair-based exercises at home by joining zoom classes run by MOVEability.
I explored their website and was pleasantly surprised to be invited to attend my first class free of charge.
After the class, I was called to ask if I had had any problems with the class. Admitting that I had recently become stuck on a low seat, unable to lever myself up, Debbie pinpointed the best exercises to address this problem, which were already part of the weekly routine. I am delighted to say that after attending several weekly classes I am able to get myself up off low chairs now.
From the time of the first class, I have been impressed by Debbie Medlin’s commitment to making contact with newcomers to see if the classes are benefitting them.
I thoroughly recommend this class to anyone who is not taking any exercise or housebound for whatever reason. I hope that Debbie can get funding to expand what is a truly holistic service.
We have been attending the GBA on-line seated exercise class since November 2021.My mother has a crumbling spine and due to lockdown had lost strength in her arms. This class is seated You can work at your own pace and the music is just right to get you moving. Since attending this class my mum can now raise her arms above her head she has more energy and looks forward to the social side of coming to the class
Best day of the week! Dancercise! I do it standing and my wife does it sitting, meaning we both can take part at something we enjoy.
The mix of music is fab as the age range is pretty varied!
Both our co-ordination has improved and we always have a lot of fun!
Highly recommend coming and having a go!
I love this class. With up to date tunes i can discuss with my grown children.The option to stand or continue seated if it gets too much. The class flies by and afterwards i feel full of energy and ready to start the day. The exercises are fun but make you think and my co-ordination has definitely improved since i started coming to the class. I love seeing everyone and the instructors are so happy and keep us all going.
I have been a member of the Mindset Massage Get Berkshire Active chair seated exercise class since inception. I am 81 and in pretty good health except for arthritis in my back and left shoulder. Being sedentary during the lockdowns is not good for this condition because of increased pain and stiffness which in turn leads to depression. I joined the Mindset Massage chair seated exercise group with leaders and Mandy and Debbie. I have benefited so much from these classes by being able to move easier, bend, walk and have less pain. Above all this is the most pleasant group I have ever attended the leaders are warm, caring and friendly as are all the members. Via zoom we are able to chat and hear what others are doing and it makes my day altogether pleasant. My back is being attended to by the Berkshire Orthopaedic Clinic who commented that I should continue these exercises as I would only benefit from them. Three Cheers to a wonderful team.
After my therapy session I felt calm, clear minded and slept really well. It usually takes me ages to fall into REM but the night after the therapy and since, I have fell asleep quickly without my mind racing. I have paralysis of my lower limbs and the sensation I was feeling below my level of injury was something special. I will definitely see Debbie again for another session, she is very professional and explains everything that she is going to do, why she will be doing it and what to expect. Highly recommended
Had my first head and face massage with Debbie today. So friendly & professional. Am so relaxed, I can go to sleep. Highly recommended. Thank you Debbie
I have had a couple of massages now and have found them to be incredibly relaxing but also revitalising. Debbie is brilliant at what she does and is very caring and very professional. I thoroughly recommend her xx
I have had the opportunity to spend time with Debbie, both her and her business partner are on an outstanding level of professionalism and understanding of what is needed by their clients. They provide sufficient information to your needs. I cannot recommend their services and Mindset-Massage enough. Thank you 🙏- Namaste.
After 2 weeks of containing our excitement, we are delighted to announce that we are officially AWARD WINNERS of a Get Berkshire Active Physical Activity Award.
We would like to thank all the lovely people who took a few moments of their time to nominate us.
Our Mission Statement
We believe the world would be a better place if those with disabilities, limited mobility and chronic conditions had the same opportunities as able-bodied people to improve their physical & mental health.
Our mission is to create those opportunities. Using our easy to follow, adaptable, fun and motivational exercise classes and EFT (tapping) workshops, we help those with mobility issues and conditions causing chronic pain and lack of energy, such as fibromyalgia, ME, CFS and long covid to enjoy the benefits of exercise they may otherwise be unable to access and all from the comfort of their own homes.
We understand that these people face many barriers to exercise, in addition to accessibility such as frequent hospital stays, peaks and troughs in their symptoms which means they cannot always attend classes. We are committed to keeping our class prices affordable and only charge for classes our clients attend and we are also committed to supporting our clients between classes, should they need it, be it a friendly ear, a card, a lift or just some TLC.
They become happier, stronger and more mobile through the support, knowledge, encouragement and understanding that we give them, helping them to reduce the symptoms associated with their condition.
As a social enterprise we are committed to reinvesting at least 50% of our profits into doing whatever it takes to continue providing quality classes at an affordable price along with whatever additional support and care our clients need.