Free Online Fitness Session
for older adults
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
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