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Exercise is for people of all ages. In fact, you're never too old to get into shape. This video was created to help you get started on a fitness program.
Have fun while you get fit, gain strength and improve your balance with this easy-to-follow workout.
You will use light handweights or dumbbells to improve your strength and a sturdy chair for balance during this effective routine.
This workout includes: 1) Warm-up, 2) Seated muscle toning, 3) Standing muscle toning, and 4) Stretch.
Margaret Richard is the star of PBS TV's Body Electric
Margaret Richard's Exercise: National Institute on Aging
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Toning Emphasis: Total Body
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Margaret Richard (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 41 min.
Street Date: 06/01/2005
Certified instructor description:
By the U.S. Government’s National Institute on Aging — a division of the National Institutes of Health, It’s a well-presented, well-produced series of total-body muscle-toning routines. Designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility, you get easy-to-follow cuing, careful explanations and even a few somewhat challenging options. No floorwork, all these moves are done either seated or standing. 1 to 3 lb. dumbbells are required; 2 to 5 lb. ankle weights are optional. Quiet music. ©2000.