Free Online Fitness Session
for older adults
Jordan’s session 12 August 2020
Enhancing muscular control and improving bone mineral density is the aim of this fitness session. It’s all about time under tension and moving extra slowly.
Led by Jordan, this 50-minute workout for the over 60s is all about time under tension. By moving slowly the muscles are under tension for longer than normal. This means they will have to work harder to retain perfect technique and follow the correct movement patterns. Enhancing muscular control and improving bone mineral density, leads to a stronger and more stable body. Moving slowly is harder than it looks so you’ll certainly feel like you’ve worked hard once the session is over!
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What is FIT FOR GOOD?
Research supports the fact that regular exercise is vital to good health and helps control the ageing process. FIT FOR GOOD is a programme specifically designed to help men and women over 60, of all abilities, take more control over how they age and enjoy becoming more mobile, more stable and more socially active.
Although we understand that exercise is essential for living well into old age, it’s hard to find a way to make it part of daily life. FIT FOR GOOD sessions aim to help you enjoy healthier, happier ageing. Our professional trainers guide you so you gain strength, balance, flexibility and stamina during each workout. You work at your own pace and your own ability – although it’s always good to push yourself just slightly to gain maximum benefit.
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MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR SESSION
Fit For Good online sessions are a convenient, enjoyable way of improving your fitness and helping to increase your strength, stability and balance.
To make the most of each session:
- Position your computer, laptop, iPad or phone on a stable surface near where you will be working. If you can get YouTube on your television, that's another option
- Check the floor where you are exercising is not slippery and that there is nothing you could trip over
- Wear loose clothing and comfortable trainers or shoes
- Keep a glass or bottle of water to hand to ensure you stay hydrated
- Have a chair or other stable object to hold onto if necessary
- Place your weights - whether they are actual dumbbells, cans of beans, bottles of water or whatever works for you - where you can easily reach them, but won't trip over them
- Exercise within your comfort zone, pausing the video whenever you need to rest or hydrate
- Play background music if it helps you relax
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PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAMME
Moving slowly is hard!! Thank you Jordan
So glad I got back into these sessions. Sometimes I have to give myself a good talking to as it is easy to talk myself out of it.
Afterwards I’m always glad I made the effort as I feel the benefit physically and emotionally.
Hi Irene, I am glad you have got back into the sessions. It’s very easy to fall out of a routine but it’s always a good feeling to start again. Keep up the hard work!
enjoyed this class Jordan. Now fit & ready to watch the tennis.