Free Online Fitness Session

for older adults

Jordan’s session 15 April 2020

Led by Jordan, this 45-minute session places heavy emphasis on squat technique. After a simple aerobic warm-up, you’ll be focusing on slowing down and perfecting the technical aspect of the movement. Squats are a great functional exercise as we perform them every day without even realising. It is important that we make the movement as efficient as possible as this reduces the chance of injury in day-to-day life and creates a nice stable foundation in the legs, knees and ankles.

Afterwards, you’ll be doing three rounds of cardiovascular work with some functional strength thrown in the mix. You’ll get the chance to put your squats to the test whilst under fatigue, which will require you to focus and slow things down so that your technique is as perfect as possible. When this has been completed you’ll be finishing on some simple postural work to strengthen the muscles in the back which we tend to neglect in everyday life.

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  1. Audrey on May 5, 2020 at 11:08 am

    That was hard today!!

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