While not a Branch run activity, we are happy to endorse exercise drumming. The concept was developed by Jo Holland (Volunteer Secretary for NoSPRIG and Finance Representative for PDUK Scotland based in Moray) and Sharon Finlay (Active Minds Moray), who delivers the drumming instruction.
This is a novel and exciting cardio drumming exercise programme that incorporates drumming a large ball with sticks along with the beats of music. The routine targets flexibility, balance and strength training and the addition of music results in added benefits relating to mood and well-being.
If you have Parkinson’s or help someone with Parkinson’s, you might very much enjoy the thrill of exercise drumming?
The sessions take place on Zoom, Monday’s at 11am and Thursday’s at 2pm (sessions last for an hour).
You can drum seated or standing. Each session costs £2.
- Engages all muscle groups
- Improves muscle tone
- Helps co-ordination
- Aids cognitive abilities
- Promotes a feeling of well being
- Aids emotional health by reducing stress
- Leaves you feeling calm
- Suitable for all age groups and all abilities
- May well be the best fun you ever had
- Will put a big smile on your face
Equipment needed to participate:
- An exercise/yoga ball or an upside-down laundry basket or perhaps a cushion or the back of a chair.
- Something to hold your ball steady, a garden ‘trug’, cushions or perhaps a dining room chair with the seat part taken out.
- 2 drumsticks or wooden spoons.
- A comfortable chair, a tablet, lap-top or smart phone to join in online zoom sessions.
If you want to know more, please contact:
Jo Holland: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Heather Kirk: email@example.com