Free Online Fitness Session
for older adults
Jordan’s session 21 October 2020
Led by Jordan, this is a fitness session to help over 60s. It will improve strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness.
The aim of the 30-minute session is to mimic the varied nature of movement in everyday life. When we go about our daily tasks we’re never moving at a constant speed. Instead we’re using different muscle groups at different intensities to perform different actions.
Over the course of four rounds, you’ll perform a strength exercise, a static balance hold, and a cardiovascular movement with no rest in between. Here you’re mimicking sporadic everyday movements and strengthening those movement patterns. The strength exercise will help build strong muscles to protect the joints and maintain bone mineral density, the static balance hold helps to prevent falls and the cardiovascular improves heart health and will give you the spring in your step to make the everyday easier.
The joy of this fitness session to help over 60s is that, when it’s all done and dusted, you’ll be rewarded with a nice cool down and stretch.
We’d love to have your comments on the session. 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 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
WE'D LOVE TO SEE YOUR PHOTOS
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
I quite enjoyed this session! Thank you Jordan
One of my favourite sessions. Thank you Jordan
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Thanks Jordan , balance better some days than others . Went well today !
Keeps me on my toes.