Fibro Active: Small Steps to Health
Boost Your Movement and Confidence: Explore Our Fall Prevention Classes
Our sessions focus on fall prevention for individuals aged 18 and above, emphasizing the significance of strengthening leg muscles. Falls can happen to anyone, and our classes welcome participants of all ages and abilities.
Particularly crucial for those with predominantly sedentary lifestyles, strengthening leg muscles not only reduces the risk of falling but also addresses joint and muscle pain associated with decreased mobility. By investing in leg strength and balance, participants gain confidence in daily activities, improve mobility, and enhance overall well-being, regardless of age or activity level.
What type of classes do you offer?
We provide a variety of classes to cater to different preferences. We offer four classes incorporating Tai Chi and Qigong moves, suitable for all, as well as some classes designed for those seeking a more challenging experience.
Are classes exclusively available to members?
No! These classes are open to anyone aged 18 and above.
Whether or not you experience Fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and part of the Fibro Active Group, you are invited to join us.
What are the Membership Costs and How Can I Join?
Discover our Tai Chi and Qigong classes with flexible options: one class weekly for £21/month or two classes for £33.75/month. Joining our Small Steps to Health classes is easy—just check out our Lotus Membership page for details.
Small Steps to Health: Who are the instructors?
Julie Barker, Group Chairperson, and Jane Gordon, Group Treasurer, uphold professional standards while navigating chronic illness. They began their tai chi journey in September 2016 under Christopher Davenport at Impact Physio, becoming certified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructors in February 2018. Further, they expanded their expertise in Yang style, achieving qualifications as Deyin Institute Level 1 instructors and British Health Qigong Association Instructors in July 2021.
They are also qualified to conduct Otago and Falls Friends/Ambassador workshops.
Testimonials: What some of our students have to say
Fibro Active were originally funded by Public Health to deliver Tai Chi for Arthritis classes to group members. By training as instructors, we can make the Tai Chi classes sustainable for the group and work in partnership with other organisations such as Strictly no Falling to deliver the programme to help reduce the risk of trips and falls in the community. Our instructors have also been funded by Erewash Brough Council Community grant to train as British Health Qigong Association instructors to continue the quality standards in their delivery.
To ensure we maintain quality standards our instructors are registered with the the following tai chi and qigong associations.