Designed for older people, the Ryman Triple A (Ageless, Active, Aware) complimentary exercise program encourages residents to keep moving.
Catering for all ability levels, many residents are surprised to ﬁnd that they are more active since they moved into the village. Residents tell us that taking part in the program improves their strength, balance and mobility. This also helps to prevent falls and to maintain independence.
We developed the program on the belief that you’re never too old – you’ve just got to choose the right way to do it.
The level of participation is up to you – you can be involved as much as you want to be. There are classes such as functional ﬁtness and circuit, or for those who are less mobile, a ‘sit and be ﬁt’ class. It’s a good opportunity to have a laugh and get to know other residents.
Triple A has exceeded all expectations and residents participate at least twice per week in Ryman villages. Residents have realised the tremendous benefits the program has provided and notice significant gains in their overall health and wellbeing.
Resident Bruce never misses his Triple A fix, and says moving into a village has changed his lifestyle.
I go 3 times a week – I’d go 5 but I’ve got golf on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I do Triple A for 40 minutes, and then go for a 30 minute swim in the pool. I’ve always loved the water, but I never would have gone to exercise classes before - I just couldn’t be bothered. Everything’s here for me – it takes me 3 minutes to walk to Triple A. I see all my neighbours on the way.
Below are a series of videos containing exercises you can do in your own home. Remember to have something to hold onto for balance, such as a chair, bench or table.
These exercises are completed at your own risk. So make sure you have a safe area to exercise, like a flat even surface that is free of any hazards. Also make sure you exercise to your own ability and adapt the exercises accordingly, if needed. You may find it helpful to have something to hold onto for balance, such as a steady chair, bench or table. If you begin to feel unstable or tired, stop and take a break. If you continue to feel discomfort or unwell, then please promptly consult your medical professional.