Free Online Fitness Session
for older adults
Jordan’s session 19 August 2020
Combining four fitness elements to create a mixed circuit, this 30-minute workout is Led by Jordan. Over the course of 12 minutes, you’ll be working through four different exercises that will get you moving in different ways at varying intensities:
– A functional exercise to reinforce a movement pattern we perform every day,
– A core exercise to improve stabilisation through the midline and trunk,
– An upper body strength exercise for the maintenance of bone health,
– A cardiovascular exercise for improved heart health.
The fitness session is designed for the over 60s. Combining these four fitness elements will help you get generally physically prepared. They will also get you ready to take on the challenges of everyday life. You’ll then finish the session with a relaxing cool down and stretch.
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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. 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
Its a little while since I did a session. Always like the mixed circuit and didn’t find it as hard as I was expecting after not doing it for a while
Great work Irene! This means that you have built up a base level of fitness. This is why you found it easier despite not doing it for awhile. Keep up the good work!
Great , I always feel good afterwards knowing I have achieved something .
Not as tough as some sessions!
Thanks again Jordan , hope we will soon be doing these all together in the hall !
Short and sweet! Thankyou Jordan