Free Online Fitness Session
for older adults
Jordan’s session 5 August 2020
Led by Jordan, this 50-minute workout is all about strength and conditioning. Although we often encourage you to lift your weights slowly to build controlled strength, today we are putting all that hard work into practice by asking you to move them quickly. Doing so will help you build strength, speed and explosive power through the recruitment of fast-twitch muscle fibres. This will also put your coordination to the test – can you retain perfect technique whilst moving an external load quickly? That’s your aim! And don’t worry if you’re a newcomer to our sessions – you do not have to move quickly if you don’t want to. Instead, you’ll have the chance to move your weights slowly throughout the entirety of the session. It’s your choice.
The second part of this strength and conditioning workout is purely cardiovascular work. You’ll be doing a descending endurance workout, starting off slowly before building up the intensity over six rounds as the timed work decreases and the timed rest increases. This is a fantastic way to learn about pacing and will definitely get your body moving.
After all of your hard work, you’ll enjoy a nice cool down and stretch.
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What is FIT FOR GOOD?
Research supports the fact that regular exercise is vital to good health and helps control the ageing process. FIT FOR GOOD is a programme specifically designed to help men and women over 60 of all abilities take more control over how they age and enjoy becoming more mobile, more stable and more socially active.
Although we understand that exercise is essential for living well into old age, it’s hard to find a way to make it part of daily life. FIT FOR GOOD sessions aim to help you enjoy healthier, happier ageing. Our professional trainers guide you so you gain strength, balance, flexibility and stamina during each workout. You work at your own pace and your own ability – although it’s always good to push yourself just slightly to gain maximum benefit.
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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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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.
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Still enjoying sessions. 2nd day of explosive work, which was challenging but really happy that we were up for it, all the sessions we had put in paid off.
That was hard
Great , didn’t choose a good day to do it ( hottest day of the year ! ) but enjoyed it , quite hard work .
Hard work just as it was back in August , but feel good when it is done !