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Newsroom Releases 2012 May Time running out for free exercise clinics

23/05/2012
Time running out for free exercise clinics
Older members of the community only have a few more days left to take advantage of JCU's free exercise clinics.

First published 23 May 2012

Older members of the community only have a few more days left to take advantage of James Cook University’s free exercise clinics.

Rose Newitt, Clinical Educator at JCU’s Institute of Sport and Exercise Science in the School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Science in Townsville, said the free exercise clinics had proved to be very popular.

“Our clinic has been running for four years providing free exercise, both individual programs and a Falls Prevention group session for approximately 60 older adults, including Vietnam Veterans in the community,” she said.

Mrs Newitt said the clinic was open three times a week from 6am to 11am and was supervised by two accredited Exercise Physiologists.

“The clinic is a student-learning clinic with fourth year clinical exercise physiology students attending for work experience and placement.

“The clinic participants help us out during practical classes and also role play as clients during practical exams.”

“The clinic will be closing its doors on Friday (May 25) until the new clinical practices building opens next year, but we’re ensuring the participants keep up their physical activity.”

There was an alternative exercise venue, she said.

“We will be introducing them to other programs in the community such as table tennis, yoga, NQ community rehab walking groups, Tai Chi, aqua aerobics and exercises sessions at the Aitkenvale PCYC.

For more information, contact: Rosemarie Newitt , Clinical Educator on (07) 4781 6610, or email: rose.newitt@jcu.edu.au

JCU Media contact: Caroline Kaurila (07) 4781 4586 or 0437 028 17