Pryme time for ex­er­cise

Reg­is­ter for free dur­ing Se­nior Week

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE - Carly Cullen [email protected]­news.com.au

IT’S time to get phys­i­cal with the Pryme Movers.

YMCA Gym­nas­tics Caloun­dra fitness in­struc­tor Carolyn Gio­van­netti is a long-stand­ing YMCA trainer from Vic­to­ria but now calls the Sun­shine Coast home.

The trainer in­tro­duced the Pryme Movers pro­gram to the Caloun­dra branch al­most a year ago.

“There was a Pryme Movers in Bris­bane as well but I’m pretty proud be­cause we’ve been able to re­ally keep our num­bers up.

“I be­lieve we’re the only Pryme Movers still go­ing with the YMCA,” Mrs Gio­van­netti said.

The class is de­signed for se­niors and is a com­bi­na­tion of aer­o­bics, warm ups, strength train­ing and mus­cle con­di­tion­ing ex­er­cises fol­lowed by a cool down and re­lax­ation.

The classes are run for one hour and of­fer both seated and stand­ing vari­a­tions to pro­vide op­tions for all par­tic­i­pants.

“It caters for all,” Ms Gio­van­netti said. “Some peo­ple haven’t ex­er­cised for a long time or ac­tu­ally ever, so we nurture them along.”

Three ded­i­cated train­ers ro­tate the classes, which started at just one class a week.

Pop­u­lar­ity has risen steadily and the classes have grown to al­low an ex­tra one a week with plans to in­tro­duce pi­lates and more spec­i­fied classes.

“We want to cater for all lev­els, so we are hop­ing to have a very ac­tive class and a more pas­sive class too,” said the YMCA trainer.

“Here you’re not tied down to a gym mem­ber­ship so you can come ca­su­ally or reg­u­larly.

“We have nice mu­sic and get to muck around a bit too.

“So we have heaps of fun.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

PUMPED: Pryme Movers is de­signed for se­niors and is a com­bi­na­tion of aer­o­bics, warm ups, strength train­ing and mus­cle con­di­tion­ing ex­er­cises fol­lowed by a cool down and re­lax­ation.

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