Belong Didsbury Exercise Studio
Belong’s specialist exercise service delivers personalised exercise programmes for rehabilitation, independence and wellbeing. We have made exercise a fundamental part of our culture and of every customer’s support plan, so that it is a measurable key performance indicator, reported on at board level.
Exercise brings a huge range of benefits for your physical and emotional wellbeing and Belong is committed to helping people stay active and independent for as long as possible.
The benefits of regular exercise include reducing the risk of falls and huge gains through every day living through: increased muscle strength, increased flexibility, improved balance, better coordination and much more.
What we provide
Belong’s fitness instructors work alongside other health professionals to design a personalised exercise programme that is tailor-made to you. All exercise sessions are supervised, and our specialist instructors are qualified and experienced both in fitness and supporting older people.
Exercise programmes are regularly reviewed and updated, and correct techniques in posture, walking and safe transferring are taught and maintained.
Local health professionals and organisations are very supportive of Belong’s award-winning service, which was developed within the framework of existing NHS initiatives and in line with accepted health and fitness ethics.
There is an effective system of referral, consultation and communication in place, and we work closely with GPs, physiotherapists and others, to develop a programme of exercise that is personalised to individual customers and appropriate to their health and fitness level.
Specialist gym equipment
We use specialist gym equipment for older people, including hi-tech SilverFit equipment. This includes large mobile screens, viewed by residents while participating in exercise. The gyms also include virtual reality games to help give individuals targeted support to stimulate brain function, with different patterns for people living with dementia, Parkinson’s or recovering from a stroke.
Who to contact
Where to go
- The Studio at Belong Morris Feinmann
178, Palatine Road
- M20 2UW
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Belong Didsbury provides state-of-the-art facilities. We are an inclusive village and everyone is welcome.
Located in the heart of West Didsbury, the village centre is open to the public and provides a vibrant hub for community events, with facilities including a synagogue, function rooms, kosher bistro, hair salon, exercise studio, therapy room, library and gardens, including a roof garden.
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- Referral not required
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Our vibrant community village in South Manchester boasts state-of-the-art facilities and high quality nursing and dementia care.
Since opening, it has attracted attention as an award-winning facility and is rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission who found it to be notably caring, well led, responsive and effective, as well as being safe and consistently compliant with best practice guidelines.
The village holds the NHS Six Steps accreditation for high quality end-of-life care and its nurse manager won the Great British Care Award for Palliative Care 2019. Its Experience Co-ordinator, who runs an extensive programme of events and activities, also won recognition as a regional finalist in the Care Home Activity Organiser category.
Located in the heart of West Didsbury, the village centre is open to the public and provides a vibrant hub for community events, with facilities including an exercise studio, hair salon, bistro serving fresh kosher food, therapy room, function rooms, library, synagogue and gardens, including a roof garden.
The complex includes independent living apartments and specialist households providing 24-hour nursing and dementia care.
Support is also available on a day basis through our ‘Day club’ which specialises in supporting people with dementia to give carers a break and includes use of village centre amenities such as the bistro and exercise studio.
For people looking for support in their own homes, we offer an award-winning home care service, Belong at Home.