Free Online Fitness Session
for older adults
Jordan’s session 11 November 2020
Led by Jordan, this session includes a quick interval circuit for over 60s who are looking to improve their overall fitness.
In the 30-minute session, you’ll be working through a quick interval circuit, where you won’t be working for too long but not resting for very long either. The benefit of this is that it teaches the body how to work at a higher but manageable intensity, which can help to improve oxygen consumption (the muscles’ ability to use oxygen). Studies have shown that quick interval training can produce the same benefits as long sessions of continuous running or cycling. Not only that but it’s a great way to improve heart health by reducing resting heart rate and blood pressure, burn calories for weight loss and build stronger muscles. What’s even better is that you’ll get to practice all of the exercises in the warm up, which means that you’ll be raring to go when it comes to the main body of the session.
After all your hard work you’ll be rewarded with a nice stretch to cool down!
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Thank you Jordan, a nice balance of strength training and cardio work.
It might be worth mentioning that participants with osteoporosis could do a hip hinge instead of a forward bend with a rounded back to protect their spine.
That is a good point as those with osteoporosis should take extra care to protect their lower backs when exercising (and in everyday life of course!). Thank you for your message and I am glad you enjoyed the session.
Thanks again Jordan ,good as always .
Interesting change of process. Thanks Jordan.
Great session thanks so much Jordan. Felt the circuit targeted every part of the body and great to follow with the flexibility to strengthen and stretch the muscles and joints. You explain each exercise so well so that it is easy to follow and exactly what it is targeting.
Did this again thanks Jordan
Thanks Jordan , I enjoy each session .