Getting Summer Fit
For those wishing to tone up in readiness for summer, both Battersea Place and Grove Place boast well-equipped, indoor gyms. Residents at Battersea Place are able to take part in on-site, physical activities such as regular Pilates, ballet, reiki and meditation classes which are held in the gym. At Grove Place, residents benefit from the services of a dedicated fitness trainer, Dan, who offers personal training, sports massage and aquarobics which are popular with the residents. In addition, the ‘residents-only’ gym at Battersea Place has been kitted out with specialist HUR SmartTouch gym equipment which can be tailored to a resident’s personal specifications. All adults experience some level of muscle loss and the ageing process compromises muscle cells’ ability to repair damage. However, research has shown that even into your late 80s, your body still has the potential to build muscle mass which is why the HUR SmartTouch is an ideal piece of equipment to aid strength training in older age. There is nothing better than being outside to enjoy the summer sunshine and fresh air and all LifeCare Residences communities benefit from easy access to outside space. Despite being situated in the heart of London, residents at Battersea Place are able to simply step over the road to enjoy the beauty and 200 acres of wide-open space of Battersea Park for a brisk walk or gentle stroll in the lovely gardens or a spot of tennis, boules, bowls or croquet. Grove Place borders the beautifully wild New Forest, a haven for dog walkers and nature enthusiasts alike. Residents at Grove Place are able to enjoy almost unlimited access to 27 acres of beautifully designed grounds within the Hampshire countryside – including a historical sunken garden, stunning meadows bursting with flowering plants and woodland walks with approximately 875 trees – as well as the New Forest beyond. At Somerleigh Court in Dorchester, Dorset, residents are right on the doorstep of Borough Gardens, a beautiful 19th century park. As well as boasting well-equipped indoor gyms, both Grove Place and Battersea Place have beautiful indoor swimming pools which are only available for the exclusive use of residents and their families which have proved very popular as the weather heats up.