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The Older and Wiser Workout is a gentle, safe workout that is perfect for beginners and those that have not been exercising regularly. All of the exercises are done either standing or sitting on a chair. (No lying down on the floor.)
This fun, well rounded workout includes the three vital components of fitness: easy-to-follow low impact aerobics, gentle strength training and relaxing cool down and stretch.
You may mix & match these different sections depending on how much time you have and how you are feeling each day. In addition, you will see three different levels for each exercise, so you will be able to ‘customize’ this workout to meet your particular needs. You’ll love the upbeat encouragement and helpful cues, and you will be amazed at how quickly you progress!
This beautifully instructed DVD provides a much needed exercise resource for the older adult who is looking for a carefully developed and well-rounded home exercise program taught by an instructor who really understands the older adult population. – Dr. Debra Rose, founder of the FallProof Balance and Mobility Program
Sue Grant, certified Master Instructor for FallProof, and internationally recognized Balance and Mobility training program is also certified by the American Council on Exercise and the Arthritis Foundation. Sue hold a Professional Certificate in Fitness Instructions and Exercise Science form UC San Diego, specializing in both Personal Training and Group Fitness Instruction. She is a certified Older Adult Fitness Specialist. Most importantly, Sue’s lifelong love for fitness is contagious – she is passionate about helping Older Adults stay fit and active at any age!
Older and Wiser Workout
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.
Aerobics Impact: Lower
Lower Impact: Both feet never leave the ground at the same time. This minimizes stress on your knees.
Higher Impact: Includes movements like jumps, hops and skips. Very high-impact is called plyometrics.
Mixed Impact: This alternates or combines the above styles.
Aerobics Choreography: Basic
Basic: The easiest to follow. It ranges from simple walking-style marches to sports and athletic movements.
Complex: More intricate combinations and patterns. They're ideal for people who like to dance.
Moderate: More interesting than Basic, less dancy than Complex.
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: Sue Grant (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 60 min.
Street Date: 06/10/2008
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Back-to-basics aerobics followed by an effective series of non-floorwork toning. You'll always see exactly the right level for you because every exercise is shown at three intensities (e.g. a calf raise on one leg or two; a squat holding the back of a chair or not). The cardio features simple combos — familiar, fun moves like kicks, knee lifts, jazz squares and step-touches (often with complementary arm motions). The toning — seated and standing — focuses on building the muscles used in everyday activities. It includes a wide variety of proven classics. Sue Grant, a friendly, low-key instructor, focuses on safety and proper form. Swing music with a modern feel. Requires 1 to 3 lb. dumbbells. ©2008.