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Mira’s session 2 October 2020

Including a strength based workout for full body toning, this 30-minute session is led by Mira.

Designed for over 60s, the session starts with a warm up for gentle pulse raising. This replicates some of the movement in the workout. The session progresses into a purely strength based workout for upper/lower body, core strength and endurance. For effective and efficient body toning, two rounds of six strength movements are paired in three ladders. This strength based workout ends with a short stretching routine for tension relief.

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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 all 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. 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.

4 Comments

  1. Audrey on October 4, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Thank you Mira. Found the shoulder work hard!!

    • Mira on October 9, 2020 at 1:12 pm

      Hi Audrey, the shoulder work is very useful for your strength and mobility, feel free to reduce the weight or amount of repetitions so to get your shoulders used to the movements first, and when you feel ready, give the session another go. Well done for working out. Kind regards Mira

  2. Susan Wilcock on October 8, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    A challenging workout but gets easier with practice! Thank you Mira.

  3. Mira on October 9, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    The session was of higher intensity than usual, well done for giving it a go! As you have mentioned, practice makes perfect! Try reducing the weight (or only bodyweight even) to get used to the movements first, when you feel ready progress further and add some light weights.
    Well done for exercising hard! Kind regards Mira

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FIT FOR GOOD online sessions are a convenient, enjoyable way of improving your fitness and helping to increase your strength, stability and balance.

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  • 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
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