A team of seniors wellness professionals and Vintage Fitness have been working on creating an on-line wellness toolkit filled with information about exercise, getting connected using technology, how to take and store your medicine and safety in the community.
With the wet, snowy weather in Toronto it can feel daunting even to go out for a walk. If you are looking for a simple exercise program designed for seniors that requires no equipment that can be done anywhere go to www.vintagefitness.ca/free-exercise-nutrition-handbooks.aspx
The Vintage Fitness team has created the top 8 exercises for you including pictures, descriptions and handy tips.
If you have questions about the exercises or would like a Vintage Fitness trainer to come and help send me a note email@example.com
During the last few months I have been interviewing clients to try to understand how they stay motivated to exercise and how they regain their motivation when they lose it. Vintage Fitness and the Sheridan Elder Research Centre in Oakville are planning an extensive research study this January to uncover these motivations. A few tips about motivation from interviews so far:
As the fall starts to turn cool and rainy, many of Torontos’ boomers that go to warmer pastures over the winter start to plan their departure dates and winter plans. Exercise plans for while you are away are a key part of the planning.
An article in the September/October edition of Fitness Business Canada showed that adherence to exercise improved greatly when adults tracked their patterns on a PDA or smartphone.
t is the middle of July and most of us are either on holiday or planning it. It is too easy reason that we deserve a break from both our every day stresses as exercise. The amount of conditioning the you will lose with a break from exercise depends on how fit you currently are. About.com has a great article called “move it or lose” it that describes how rest affects beginning exercisers and seasoned athletes differently.
On Friday I was interviewed by Global News Toronto and asked the question “why should seniors work with a personal trainer?” The question forced me to articulate the benefits that personal training can bring, especially for people over 50.
A personal trainer who is specialized to work with older adults should do a few key things:
Summer has finally hit Toronto and the last thing most of want to do is go into an air conditioned gym. When planning to exercise outdoors in the summer you need to think about the external heat index which includes outside temperature and the humidity as well as your internal body temperature. Before setting out for your walk or run, the most important factor to consider is the humidity levels as high humidity can limit your body’s ability to cool itself down with sweat evaporation. Intern
On Tuesday I was interviewed for a tv program all about health and wellness and was asked what the most important thing that zoomers should know before starting a new exercise program. My response was a bit different than you may find in a fitness magazine.
1. Believe: The success rate for people that enter into fitness...
Ok so now you understand the importance of exercise and have got yourself motivated and have started a training program—the hard part is over. During a coaching call with all of the Vintage Fitness trainers yesterday, we talked about the most common mistakes people make with their exercise programs. Often a few small changes can make a big difference to your results.
September 22, 2010 by vintagefitness
The changing of the seasons always makes me want to start new things, sharpen pencils and get going on things that I have been putting off. If you are thinking about investing in your health and wellness and don’t know how to get started let me know and I will coach you through it.
If you are going through menopause or perimenopause join the Vintage Fitness first to Canada ‘take the pause out of menopause’ starting on Oct 18th in Torontos West End. Check out www.vintagefitness.ca or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org