Author Archive: corinneb23

Mind your P’s and Cues

2 years ago, I spent a month at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in western MA and earned a 200-hour yoga teacher certificate. While I don’t teach much yoga these days, I find that many of the principles I learned at Kripalu apply to personal training, particularly the training of seniors and frail seniors. …

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Morning Workout Musings

This morning, I was up at my now-standard time of 4:45am and promptly enjoyed a big mug of black-mango tea with milk. After some tooling around on the internet (including a fantastic Facebook-based discussion about the script adaptation of the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter books) I prepared for my morning workout. Since …

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Another Hip Exercise (So hip, man.)

Believe in the hype about the hip! An addendum to yesterday’s blog post: Hip Abduction with a Band This is a therapeutic and functional exercise that some runners out there might recognize especially if you have tightness in your Illiotibial Band. I use this exercise with all of my ambulatory clients in order to build …

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It’s All In The Hips

As a shout out to my late sister, Heather, every time I hear “It’s all in the hips,” I think of that Adam Sandler movie, Little Nicky. Yeah, it’s not a great film. Until just now I secretly found it hilarious. Anywho, fire-breathing Adam Sandler aside, you can see that this post will be about the …

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Weekly Core Challenge

I opened a Pinterest Page recently and am sucked in to the world of witty aphorisms, colorful photos and quirky infographics. Much like this little beauty that I discovered. I tried this workout today just to see if I could do it. Not only did I do it, but I think I kicked it’s a**! …

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If it makes you happy…

So much about exercise conjures up images of thin, fit and happy people doing thin, fit and happy things. But how does exercise make you feel?  When I exercise I feel: sweaty elated accomplished strong breathless warm sexy energized How do YOU feel when you exercise? Source: backonpointe.tumblr.com via AgeFit on Pinterest

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Out of the Dark

My goal here is to give some insight into how a fitness program for seniors encompasses more than just muscles and bones. I may use clients as examples but names will always be changed. Jane (not her real name) Age: 94 Current Basic Status: Cardiovascular issues, arthritis, neuropathy, legally blind, hearing aids, uses a walker, …

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Welcome to AgeFit!

My intention behind this blog is to create awareness and open discussion for senior fitness in both an institutional and home setting.  First, much senior fitness looks like rehabilitation treatment or physical therapy simply because so many seniors, particularly frail seniors, are unfortunately introduced to fitness after a medical trauma like a serious fall, a …

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