Seniors step up for ‘vertical’ fitness classes


Coronavirus lockdown sees seniors step up for ‘vertical’ fitness classes on balconies at retirement village.

A retirement village on Brisbane’s southside has started “vertical” fitness classes where seniors can join in from their balconies, after the facility went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Village Yeronga came up with the idea, fearing residents would struggle to maintain their fitness.

The “vertical exercise classes” involve a fitness instructor standing in a park with a megaphone at the centre of the village apartment buildings, demonstrating and communicating safe and functional exercises for residents to do while on their own balconies.


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