Balance

Posted: 12/28/2018 6:00 AM

With 2019 a few days away and holiday dinners and drinks still in full swing, a few Vintage Fitness personal training clients have asked me to create a 15 minute balance workout.

Posted: 8/10/2018 5:55 AM

t is not often talked about but getting in and out of the tub is an important skill for relaxation and staying independent.

Posted: 7/20/2018 6:00 AM

A few Vintage Fitness clients mentioned to me that they have trouble lifting their grandchildren

Posted: 7/6/2018 6:00 AM

Getting up off the floor for older people is a key part of independence ensuring that they can properly clean their homes, play with young grandchildren and get up if they fall.

Posted: 6/15/2018 6:00 AM

Balance training like cardio, strength and flexibility should be an integral park of your exercise program

Posted: 3/30/2018 7:23 AM

This week the trigger is when you sit down on your stairs or front bench to put on your shoes. 

Posted: 3/16/2018 6:09 AM

Over the next 3 blogs I will show you lots of different balance exercises to make sure you go into the spring feeling stable and balanced.

Posted: 4/13/2017 3:49 PM
The most common reason that people fall is that they are too dependent on their visual balance and they trip on a curb or down the stairs when they are trying to carry something. They are lots of ways that you can minimize the risk of falling such as reducing clutter, removing small mats that curl up and are a fall risk and installing grab bars in the bathroom which are critically important.
Posted: 4/7/2017 3:32 AM
Last Friday in the first of the “balance exercises to prevent falls” I introduced the idea that many older adults rely too much on their vision to keep them balanced and they often lose balance when they can’t see the floor such as carrying a laundry basket or when they have to turn around to look at something.
Posted: 3/31/2017 3:29 AM
Having good balance is a key part of preventing falls and safely doing all of the activities that you love to do. Many of our Vintage Fitness personal training clients here in Toronto work with our trainers to develop their strength and stability because they feel unsteady, have fallen or have a fear of falling.
Posted: 2/3/2017 3:31 PM
It is February 3rd and the weather here in Toronto is cold and the roads are a bit slippery. It is tempting to hibernate inside which weakens the leg and ankle muscles putting older adults at greater risk of a fall. 
Vintage Fitness personal training clients often ask our training team of 50+ fitness experts to help to improve their balance. As we age balance worsens due to physiological changes in the body such as loss of hairs in the inner ear that help with balance and worsening of de
Posted: 6/10/2016 7:42 AM
In Canada falls are the second leading cause of hospitalizations. Every 10 minutes in Ontario at least one senior visits the emergency room after a fall. Research from Simon Fraser University showed that: 41% of seniors fell due to shifting their weight improperly 25% caught their foot on a chair or table leg 21% fell from tripping or stumbling Only 3% fell from slipping