this time they’ve been helping the members of a local Age Concern keep fit and healthy, heres a few pictures and the press release :
FIT WITH THE OLD FOLKS!
Members from a Manchester based Age Concern group turn to the Wii Fit to help keep active
Members from Out in the City, a local Age Concern group have struck upon a novel way of keeping fit.Â Leisurely walks, bowls and swimming have been usurped in favour of a new hi-tech training tool â€“ the Wii Fit.
Four members, aged in their late 50s, 60s and 70s, visited the new wireless lite Carphone Warehouse store at the Trafford Centre this week and were given a demonstration in the popular game.
After the demonstration, the store donated the Wii Fit console and game to Age Concern so that members will regularly be able to use the different Wii fitness games, helping to keep themselves active and agile.
Thanks to the games console, they will now be able to regularly participate in Tai Chi, fitness programmes and can even monitor their posture and BMI.Â For those wanting something a little more strenuous, snowboarding, skiing and dance classes are the order of the day!
Jane Barcoe of Age Concern said, â€œThe members love keeping active and doing something different!Â This is a great gift from The Carphone Warehouse and Iâ€™m sure weâ€™ll have no shortage of people who want to use the Wii Fit.Â This is a really innovative way to help our members interact and keep fit!â€
Neil Sears, Store Manger ofÂ The Carphone Warehouse at the Trafford Centre, said, â€œTechnology can be a great way to connect with other people and in this instance a perfect way to keep fit too.Â The range of technology on the market is expanding, and age shouldnâ€™t be a barrier so our aim is to breakdown the walls and make gadgets simple for everyone.â€
The â€˜wireless liteâ€™ Carphone Warehouse at the Trafford Centre offers a wider range of mobile communications such as laptops and gaming products too.Â The store is one of four to be trialled across England and offering a new format, with expert advice and counsel given on all manner of high-tech issues and gadgets.