Free Online Fitness Session
for older adults
Jordan’s session 2 September 2020
Led by Jordan, this is a fantastic workout for improving fitness for the over 60s. The 30-minute session will help improve your strength, core control, balance and cardiovascular conditioning.
After a thorough warm up, you’ll work through three sets of exercises that focus on different areas of fitness. The first set will help towards improving your upper and lower body strength. The aim here is to move slowly and to focus on your technique. After a brief rest, you’ll work on your core control and balance. Reducing the risk of falling, this is vital for improving fitness for the over 60s. You’ll then move on to some cardiovascular conditioning to improve general fitness and heart health. Making you feel fitter, this makes daily tasks such as walking easier. Once all the hard work is over, you’ll finish with a relaxing cool down and stretch to help open up the body after all that tough but fun exercise.
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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
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PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAMME
Great session thank you Jordan. I’ve noticed last 3 sessions are only 30 minutes is this now the norm?
Hi Audrey, yes our sessions are now 30 minutes long as it makes it easier for people to fit them into their day. If you want to do a bit extra I suggest doing a 30 minute session (skip the cool down) and then just one of the workouts from one of our longer sessions (and then doing the cool down after).
Thanks Jordan , enjoyed it as usual !
Did this again Thank you Jordan
I have been trained by Jordan for many years and he is such an encouraging, knowledgeable and excellent trainer. His fitness and flexibility classes are brilliant and target every part of the body, he also makes the class fun and enjoyable. I have felt so much fitter, supple and more flexible since doing Jordan’s classes, I thoroughly recommend you give these classes a try.
I’ve done this session twice this week. I like the variety ! Thankyou Jordan