things are changing

Do you need help to work out effectively with a programme designed just for you? You are in the right place - if you just can't wait for our website revamp to reveal all - phone me now on 07860 128032 - and we can get started!

things are changing2020-06-22T14:56:19+01:00

Next steps

what shall we do now? ATB is thinking hard. One day some of us will be in care homes again. And some of us will be reaching out to a wider audience – if you want to use this time to improve your fitness then contact us – we can offer on line exercise sessions [...]

Next steps2020-06-07T12:54:35+01:00

Would you like to be resuscitated? by Marion Foreman

    What sort of question is that?  Who asks that and of whom? Well, we think it’s a very important question.  Jane and I discuss it often.  We talk about what would be acceptable and what we would hate to happen.  We would both like to die in our sleep – but wouldn’t we [...]

Would you like to be resuscitated? by Marion Foreman2020-03-03T21:32:59+00:00

Where’s my ……… ? By Marion Foreman

  I used to wake in the night wondering where my handbag was.  It wasn’t unknown for me to get out of bed to go and find it.  Many of the ladies that we work with in the care homes clutch their handbags and it has been known for arguments to arise over bag ownership. [...]

Where’s my ……… ? By Marion Foreman2020-02-07T09:37:25+00:00

🍾Celebration 🎉

By Marion Foreman We take exercise into care homes.  That’s a very simple statement – but there is so much more to it than that. We meet and assess most of the residents of the care homes we work in.  We get to know them; we find out who they are and what matters to [...]

🍾Celebration 🎉2020-01-17T11:48:53+00:00

🎄Outings really matter 🚙

By Marion Foreman There has been much excitement in the care homes that we visit – Christmas is magical whatever your age.  Presents and cards and family visits. One thing that gets a big buzz is a visit to family away from the care home.  The packing, the journey and meeting up with so many [...]

🎄Outings really matter 🚙2020-01-16T09:16:45+00:00

101 years of memories by Marion Foreman

We met a gentleman this week, he was born during the first world war (yes, the 1st!) and fought in the 2nd WW.   We owe our freedom to men like him and to the lady who told us how she nursed injured soldiers at Dunkirk. It’s so easy to see an older person and label [...]

101 years of memories by Marion Foreman2020-01-16T09:17:39+00:00

💜 Why we do what we do! 💜

We are busy building a team of Bendie Practitioners, ready to go into care homes and help older people to remain mobile for as long as possible. We know that this sort of work is demanding and can be quite sad sometimes.  So we support each other; we share success and we share memories when [...]

💜 Why we do what we do! 💜2019-08-13T09:26:46+01:00

We had a great Saturday morning! 

We ran a Bendie Practitioner training event.  What made it so special? We had four great people who are totally passionate about helping older people to remain mobile, fit and independent.  It was a great mix; there was a Personal Trainer, a nurse, an Occupational Therapy assistant and a care home carer.  Between them they [...]

We had a great Saturday morning! 2019-08-06T09:45:28+01:00

Sometimes we get cross! by Marion Foreman

    We get cross, sometimes really cross, on behalf of the older people we work with. We were cross when we saw a district nurse whisk off a resident in her wheelchair without a word to the older person.  Just imagine if you were sitting quietly in your chair and suddenly find yourself being [...]

Sometimes we get cross! by Marion Foreman2019-07-18T11:12:00+01:00