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PosAbility runs exercise sessions for people living with long-term neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, muscular dystrophy and many more. The focus is always on being Positive About Your Ability!

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • the groups are welcoming, fun, encouraging and sociable;
  • your confidence will grow as you maintain and extend your mobility and strength;
  • exercise makes you feel good!

“I had a stroke two years ago and was referred to PosAbility by the physiotherapist at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely. I enjoy the class as it gives me the opportunity to exercise and to interact with other people. The staff who take our classes are very caring and very well trained, I also enjoy the memory and quiz games. Everyone is very friendly.”

PosAbility runs chair-based exercise (CBE) groups for people living with long-term illnesses including, but not limited to, strokes, Parkinson’s, neurological conditions, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy. All groups offer professional and effective programmes plus some 1:1 support.

All instructors are fully trained, and PosAbility team members and volunteers are Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checked.

What to expect

Sessions are friendly, welcoming and informal. You don’t need to book ahead – just turn up in comfortable clothes. Wheelchair users are welcome.

Each session is two hours long. The first half is a group session using a range of exercises to improve coordination, stretch muscles and mobilise joints. The second half is an opportunity to focus on your individual needs. Equipment used includes parallel bars to support you to rise from a chair or to walk, and free weights to increase muscle tone and strength.

No-one will expect you to do more than you feel comfortable with – instructors are there to support and encourage you to feel safe and confident. Each session ends with time for refreshments and chat during which there may be a short quiz or games to work on hand strength and dexterity.

Venues are fully wheelchair accessible and have parking on site. Ely and Soham carparks can get full, in which case there is space on-street immediately outside both venues. At Ely Larkfield Centre, follow the path on the left to the entrance at the rear of the building.

If you are not sure that a session will be suitable for you, you can talk to a member of the team beforehand.

To find out more about when and where sessions take place, visit the website.

If you’d like a free taster session, contact PosAbility who’ll be happy to help.

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There is a charge for each session.

How to contact

Where to go

Soham Pavilion
Fountain Lane

Main Hall
Ely Community Centre
High Barns

Littleport Leisure Centre
Camel Road

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