Free Online Fitness Session
for older adults
Varied and fun strength workout 21 July 2021
Led by Jordan, this 30-minute session is for over 60s who are looking for a varied and fun strength workout.
Today’s session is all about using fun, varied and unconventional movements to build muscular strength. You’ll perform four exercises over the course of four rounds in a circuit-style format. Most of these exercises don’t often appear in a typical Fit For Good pre-recorded session. As you’re not used to performing these exercises, this will not only push the body physically but mentally too. You’ll have to concentrate and think about how to perform these fun and unconventional movements with perfect technique. Regular strength training increases muscular strength and size. In turn, this can protect the joints when performing higher impact exercises as well as everyday tasks such as walking and gardening. A relaxing stretch to cool down will be your reward at the end of the session.
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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 sessions are specifically designed to help men and women over 60 take more control over how they age and enjoy becoming more mobile, stable and 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. During each workout, you gain strength, balance, flexibility and stamina. 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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First session for over 3 weeks so found it quite hard. No doubt I will get back to it in due course!
Hi Audrey. Great work getting back into it!! Keep it up and take it slowly until you get your fitness level back up, which I am sure will not be long!
Hi Jordan, my bestest friend ever has been waxing lyrical about you for years and I’ve only just done my first session with you today. I loved it!, thank you so much. I’m going to try to do a session daily as I’ve let myself go. Lindy is an inspiration to me and looks totally fantastically fit. Thank you so much.
Did the fun and varied strength workout with Jordan. Easy to follow and it made me feel so motivated that I could do it, and I did!