As we are getting older and more wise in our years, we “act like adults”. We no longer take part in activities that require us to run, skip, tumble, hop, bounce and sprint like we did when we were kids on the playground. Because we no longer participate in activities that require balance, we lose strength, hand/eye coordination, flexibility and reaction time. It becomes evident that we need specific training for the bodies we are currently enjoying. A class where we can experiment with yoga, muscle strength, cardio activities, balance and mental sharpness. These classes must be safe for the limitations we face as we age gracefully.
The ACSM and AHA recommend the following for healthy 65+ year-olds:
- Do moderately intense cardio 30 minutes a day, five days a week OR
- Do vigorously intense cardio 20 minutes a day, 3 days a week AND
- Do eight to 10 strength-training exercises, eight to 12 repetitions of each exercise twice a week.
Whether you are just beginning an exercise program or if you are ready to take on something new, enjoy ageless vitality through a collection of classes specifically designed for senior wellness. This program includes increasing range of motion in joints, resistance and flexibility of muscles and cardio endurance activities. The first class will focus on chair yoga exercises. Next, we will move into strength and balance exercise for all muscle groups. The third class will challenge your body with a circuit of cardio endurance and strength exercises. We will round up the four class series with yoga floor stretching and yoga nidra meditation. You will need a sturdy arm free chair, light hand weights, and a yoga mat for this virtual class series.
A healthy body and mind should be a priority at all ages. What you don’t make a priority, will become a casualty at the bottom of your “to do” list. Join me to make this priority a safe one for you. Ageless vitality is a gift that keeps on giving mentally and physically for yourself and those you love.