WHL13A18

Healthy Ageing: Lauren Thompson

"The day consists of practical and theory workshops. Topics discussed are the function of the skeletal system and complications that may arise as a result of ageing; the importance of cardiorespiratory fitness and exercises to increase cardiovascular fitness; a broad overview about healthy nutrition and how this can benefit our bodies and a discussion around the importance of mental wellbeing as we age. Practical sessions will include low impact strengthening exercises as well as a focus on core stability and flexibility. Several of the exercises will require participants to stand, as well as core stability exercises, which will require participants to have the ability to get to and from the floor. Max 10 people"

Tutor: Lauren Thompson

Lauren Thompson has been studying and working in the health and fitness industry since 2006. She studied her BTEC National Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences at A-Level. She graduated from Roehampton University in 2011 studying Dance. She then worked in various health clubs in London teaching group exercise classes and maintaining a private Personal Training client base. She graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music & Dance in December 2014 after she completed her MSc Degree in Dance Science. She has worked with a vast quantity of people in both a health and fitness environment and an educational setting. She has taught children as young as five years old and ranged right up through adulthood.