Tag Archives: senior fitness

Happy First Day of Winter!

Or Mayan Apocalypse Day or 4 Days until Christmas or whatever you want to call it.  Since this December has been pretty busy for family, work and video gaming shenannigans (yes, video games are another one of my passions) I’ve been off the blogisphere grid for a while. In the world of senior fitness, I’ve …

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Strength Training For Older Adults

  Building muscle mass for Seniors is the same as it is for younger adults: hypertrophy is possible by working muscles to failure and by rotating muscle groups. It is important to remember that in a post-rehab setting or when working with frail seniors that “failure” will come earlier and can increase the risk for …

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Function over Fashion

Personally, I think you look FABULOUS!!! Image found on ActiveTravels.com  (Thank you!!!!!)

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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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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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