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for older adults

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Jordan’s session 1 April 2020

Led by Jordan, this is a 50-minute session split into three parts that works the entire body. Part 1 is cardiovascular work: 20s of movement and 40s of rest. That’s a long time to be resting so the aim is to make the 20 seconds count. Cardiovascular work is great for maintaining and improving heart health and general overall fitness. Part 2 is lower body strength, functional movement and balance. Here you’ll be aiming to move slowly and fluidly whilst also working on a progression to improve stability. A great way to improve bone mineral density and reduce the risk of fracture. Part 3 is upper body strength and core. In the final part of today’s session, you’ll be building on your arm strength with a household item and then strengthening the midline through some simple core work.

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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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