Exeter care home residents prove age is no barrier to exercise

11 June 2019

Residents at RMBI Home Cadogan Court in Exeter began their new weekly fitness regime this week, pumping iron at a local gym.

Four game individuals, aged between 81 and 98, became the first care home residents to try out Motortone, a new gym specially designed for older adults, which is part of Exeter Sports Academy.

The fab four laughed and joked through their induction and first session using electrically powered gym machines which allow you to passively or actively exercise.

Motortone is designed to offer low impact exercise to help people with joint mobility, weight loss or management, toning, circulation, rehabilitation and much more.

Activities Coordinator, Abby Dawson, said: "Our residents loved using the machines and really enjoyed all the exercises. Doris, who is 98, tried out every machine and particularly liked the hip rotating machine, to which we all sang “let’s twist again!”

“The final machine was a relaxing vibrating chair and Doris said she didn’t want to leave! It’s so important to our Home to provide our residents with lots of different opportunities to keep active, so we were delighted to be the first care home to try out Motortone. It’s been such a success for our residents that it’s now part of their weekly exercise regime.”