Free Online Fitness Session

for older adults

Mira’s session 3 April 2020

Led by Mira, this is a 50-minute low-intensity whole-body exercise routine for older adults aimed at improving stamina, functional strength and flexibility. The session opens with a gentle in-depth warm-up and a short cardiovascular routine mixed with balance elements. It continues with a focus on functional strength training. The different sets of resistance circuits will help tone up and strengthen both the upper and lower body, as well as improve core stability. Another emphasis in today’s session is on a series of flexibility exercises for improved range of movement, performed at the end of the session as a form of cool down and gentle stretching.

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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