Free Online Fitness Session
for older adults
Jordan’s session 4 November 2020
Led by Jordan, this is the perfect exercise session for over 60s who are looking to get stronger.
The 30-minute session includes a thorough warm up where you’ll get a chance to practice the exercises in the workout. You’ll move on to a slow moving strength circuit that will help you develop muscular control. By moving slowly you’ll be resisting against the force of gravity by using your muscles to control your body. Doing this type of training will help you improve your strength because if you are able to move slowly, regular day to day movements at a “normal” speed will become easier. Another benefit of moving slowly is that it gives you time to work on your technique, as you’ll be taking your time and will feel every aspect of each movement. In order to move slowly effectively, you will need to move with the most efficient technique possible.
After three rounds of this fun circuit, you’ll finish this really is the ideal exercise session for over 60s who are looking to get stronger with a nice and relaxing stretch to help you cool down.
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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 all 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
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If you're enjoying Fit For Good online sessions, we’d love to see you via photos or videos – we're regularly asked by news sources for images of people doing the sessions. Perhaps someone in your household has a phone and could take pictures or a video clip? Please send them here.
PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAMME
That was tough as it was so sloooow! Thanks Jordan.
Thanks Jordan , lots to be going on with which is really good . If I do one session a day I feel it is helping so much with mobility and keeps aches and pains at bay .
Thank you for the sessions during last year – much appreciated & enjoyed & benefitted from. Easy to fit in round work etc
Wonderful resource & varied.