I often get asked what kind of equipment does one need to workout in the home for seniors. It's a great question and the answer of course, it depends. I don't believe in treating seniors with "kid gloves" and feel that ageist thoughts can hamper what our seasoned citizens can truly do. I still hope that I'm able to do heavy deadlifts, kettlebell swings, Turkish get ups, and really any intense workouts I want to do in my 70's and beyond! Limiting thoughts can truly get in your way of your goals/journeys/independence!
With that said, the practical side of me knows that many of you out there have not really had the opportunity to exercise intensely most of your life because you were working all those years, raising kids and grand-kids, and have not really had the time to dedicate to your own health! In those cases, simple is best and starting S L O W L Y. One of the best tools out there to use is simple gravity based exercises using your own body weight, and that is often where I start with clients. Beyond that though, there are some really simple, portable and non expensive piece of equipment that I've been using for about twenty years. Lifeline Tubing The company builds solid heavy duty tubing in various levels of resistance and I highly recommend it in your home. One can do very basic and simple exercises including various types of rows, pressing, and curls for starters! I know what you may be thinking! So, no, I don't work for this company and I don't make a cent off suggesting them. If you are intrigued by these bands and want to hire me for just a session or two including planning on how your can program this workout, then contact me know to get started!
Below is the link for the tubing on amazon!