Free Online Fitness Session
for older adults
Functional movement for seniors 7 April 2021
Led by Jordan, this session focuses on functional movement for seniors who are looking to improve the way they move in everyday life. Functional movements are natural movement patterns that we use on a day-to-day basis.
In today’s 30-minute session, you’ll be strengthening four elements:
- The ‘squat’ – used when we get out of bed and stand up from a chair;
- The ‘push’ – used when we have to get off the ground from a lying position. Also when we place an item on a shelf;
- The ‘hinge’ – used when we pick up something from the floor;
- The ‘pull’ – used when we use our upper body to assist ourselves when standing up.
By working on these movement patterns, you’ll strengthen your body in a way that makes it easier to move around in everyday life. You’ll have more control over your body. As a result, you’ll be ready for the challenges that life throws at you.
We’d love to have your comments on this session of functional movement for seniors. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Fit For Good YouTube Channel! Please do consider donating to Fit For Good to help us continue to provide FREE sessions.
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Research supports the fact that regular exercise is vital to good health and helps control the ageing process. Fit For Good sessions are specifically designed to help men and women over 60 take more control over how they age, and enjoy becoming more mobile, stable and 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. During each workout, you gain strength, balance, flexibility and stamina. 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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