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for older adults

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Mira’s session 18 September 2020

Led by Mira, this 30-minute session includes a whole body workout for balance, stability and endurance. Ideal for the over 60s, the session starts with a warm up for mobility and pulse raising. At the heart of the session is a bodyweight strength workout. The mixed circuit consists of eight movements to stimulate and improve your balance along with strength, core and cardio endurance. The whole body workout ends with a short efficient stretching routine for muscle tension relief.

We’d love to have your comments on the session and don’t forget to subscribe to the FIT FOR GOOD YouTube Channel! Please do consider donating to FIT FOR GOOD so that we can carry on providing FREE sessions.

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.

2 Comments

  1. Audrey on October 6, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Thanks Mira found my coordination not quite there! I was using same side arm instead of opposite!

  2. Mira on October 10, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Dear Audrey, well done for giving the session a try. Your coordination will get better with time and practice, sessions like this one encourage exactly this and are very useful for our daily living. Give it a try again in the close future and you would be surprised how well your brain and muscle memory will cope with it. 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.

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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