KEEP your eye on the prize... your pain free, healthy, long life, of functional freedom. Do you know the NO.1 fear in older adults is losing their functional freedom. That's why in my classes my SUPER SENIORS ROCK IT HARD, and that's no lie.They got more stamina than some young people. They got drive, focus and determination to keep going as long as they can. My oldest SUPER SENIOR IS 89 years YOUNG. HOW'S THAT. ♥
Our bodies are designed to move. This is very evident in that we have legs that allow us to not only crawl, hop and walk, but also run, jump and skip (yes, adults should still be skipping and hopping). Our arms and torso are also designed to help us move and play an important role in our gait (if you don’t believe, then start walking now and watch how your arms and torso help to move the rest of your body). When done properly, exercise will enhance the ability of our bodies to move.
A momentary drop in the temperature this week, reminded me that it’s time for my annual “Fall Prevention” post. This year, my message is more personal because the subject hit close to home. My mother, who is 85, fell in the middle of the night a few months ago. She conveniently tumbled to the ground during one of my periodic cross country visits. She is a an active, healthy, senior, who can even play a bit of tennis when she wants to. She still fell. It was an accident, and sometimes stuff just happens.
When she opened the door she was still in her pajamas. The sweet old-fashioned kind with tiny blue flowers and a collar with piping that matched. They hung on her like the clothes hanging on hangers in my closet.
Fall Fitness Classes open to the public.
Blackridge-Churchill: Trendsetters-Active Older Adult Fitness,Yoga, Belly Dancing
Downtown Pittsburgh PA Federal Building : Core Training, Strength & Belly Dancing
Imperial PA by International Airport: Belly Dancing
Fitness For Life offers elderly personal training from geriatric to active older adults. In-home, in their independent or assisted living facility. Help your family members stay independent in a personal caring environment.