No equipment exercise program for the 50+ - 8/10

Week Eight of a Ten Week series:  Heart health: Enhance your walking routine

Vintage Fitness is an in home personal training company which inspires movement in the 50+ in Toronto. 

Clients often ask us for easy exercises which are appropriate for someone over 50 that require minimal equipment which they can do at home or in their condo gym.

This is the eighth week of a ten week blog series filled with exercise pictures and tips.  The focus this week is on cardiovascular exercises that are great for the heart, balance and can be done at home on days that it is too cold or rainy to get out for your walk. .  These exercises are all low impact buy some of them involve getting down on the floor.  If this is too intense for you drop me a note erin@vintagefitness.ca   and I will send through some modified exercises.

Toy Solider

Toy Solider

Benefits of the exercise:
Develops stamina, stretches hamstrings and is good for brain health

Tips:

  • Keep a tall spine
  • Lift the leg to hip height if you can
  • Do this exercise for 2 minutes

Video:


Low impact burpees

Low impact burpees

Benefits of the exercise:
Builds stamina, agility and chest strength

Tips

  • Take your time doing this exercise
  • Take a big enough step forward that you don’t feel knee strain
  • Do 6 reps

Video:


Lunges

Lunges

Benefits of the exercise:
Builds leg strength, burns calories and develops balance

Tips:

  • Do close to a wall in case you loose your balance
  • Keep the chest and head lifted during this exercise
  • Aim for a 90 degree angle in both of the knees
  • Do 8 reps

Video:


Low impact jacks

Low impact jacks

Benefits of this exercise:
Develops heart health, co-ordination and shoulder mobility

Tips:

  • Step as oppose to jumping wide
  • Keep the core contracted to protect the lower back
  • Do the exercise 15 times

Video:


Good Luck!

Erin

Vintage Fitness

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Vintage Fitness is an in home personal training company in Toronto, Canada.  We specialize in energizing the lives of people over 50 with exercise. 

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