Free Online Fitness Session

for older adults

PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAMME

Mira’s session 4 September 2020

A full body, essential fitness workout for the over 60s, this session benefits aerobic health, full body strength, core stability and balance.

Led by Mira, the 30-minute session includes a quick warm up. This is an important element. It activates your joints and major muscle groups, gradually increasing your heart rate in preparation for the workout.

This essential fitness workout for the over 60s is split into two rounds of the same mixed circuit. The mixed circuit combines exercises from all essential fitness areas. These include cardiovascular endurance, core stability and balance, and upper and lower body strength.

The session ends with a gentle stretching routine. This helps to provide for an improved range of movement and muscle tension relief.

We’d love to have your comments on the session and don’t forget to subscribe to the FIT FOR GOOD YouTube Channel! Please do consider donating to FIT FOR GOOD so that we can carry on providing FREE sessions.

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. 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

PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAMME

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If you're enjoying FIT FOR GOOD online, we’d love to see you via pictures or videos – we are regularly asked by news sources for images of people doing the sessions. Perhaps someone in your household has a phone that could take pictures or a video clip? Please send here.