High Life Highland Introduce Dynamic Wellbeing  

Published on: July 9th 2024

High Life Highland has introduced a new class to its offering in Grantown-on-Spey which is aimed at older adults who might benefit from some gentle exercise to help them manage long term health conditions or mobility problems. 

Dynamic Wellbeing is taking place at the Town House in the Square on Wednesday mornings from 10.30am-11.30am. The class can help people to stay active in a safe environment with exercises adapted to suit everyone. 

Seven participants took part in the first session in June with specially qualified instructor Steven Wharton.  

He explained: “When it’s the very first class it’s hard to figure out what some clients can and can’t do but the beauty of Dynamic Wellbeing is that we can adapt all the exercises to suit everyone, whether they are able to stand or not. Dynamic Wellbeing can help people with long term health conditions to safely get active and stay active. 

“We all know that small changes in our activity levels can make a huge difference to a person’s mental and physical health and for me, I particularly enjoy taking these types of classes – it’s rewarding to be in a position to help make life better.” 

And it’s already proved a hit. 

Derek Lawson commented: “It was excellent although quite challenging for me as I use a wheelchair but I think when you attend a class with others you are more likely to try to push yourself harder, which is a good thing.” 

Ronnie Cameron, who has a heart condition said he also really enjoyed it: “It was a nice easy class for me. I used to use the treadmill frequently but I can’t do that at the moment while I wait for my heart procedure, so this is a good alternative to keep me moving.” 

And local businessman Lindsay Jack commented: “I am just getting over a hip operation. Never in my life have I been to a fitness class but my son who uses the Criag MacLean Centre heard about it and suggested I go – I will definitely come back.” 

And Shirley Tulloch added: “It was grand, I really enjoyed it and the instructor is lovely.” 

High Life Highland offers access to a range of health and fitness opportunities. Classes and activities are suitable for people with a range of health conditions including cancer, chronic pain, respiratory illness, type 2 diabetes, neurological conditions. For more information visit the High Life Highland website or for specific information about what is on offer in Badenoch and Strathspey, contact the nearest facility: