Arm Chair Fitness for Seniors - Dance Aerobics - Safe exercises for people who do not want to exercise standing unaided. This is the original award-winning chair exercise program used by thousands of people of all ages. Three 20-minute routines of lively stretching and strengthening motions with musical accompaniment. Inspiring veteran teacher Betty Switkes leads the routines. Benefits of this program used 2-3 times a week include strengthened heart and lungs; lower blood pressure; improved circulation, flexibility and coordination; increased stamina and muscle strength; stabilized blood sugar for diabetics; enhanced sense of well-being and reduced susceptibility to depression.
Arm Chair Fitness for Seniors - Strength Improvement - Safe exercises for people who do not want to exercise standing unaided. Improvement of upper body and leg strength is important and possible at any age using chair exercises. Betty Switkes leads the group in a warm-up, strength building with neckties, a balancing exercise done standing or seated and a lively seated dance. The second session features gentle aerobics, upper body strengthening using soup cans as weights, enjoyable dance motions and a pleasant cool-down. You'll enjoy exercises set to lively big band and popular music. Benefits of this program used 2-3 times a week include increased stamina and muscle strength, especially in the upper body; improved circulation; flexibility; coordination and balance; strengthened heart and lungs; lower blood pressure; enhanced sense of well-being and reduced susceptibility to depression; and relaxation and improved body-mind harmony.
Easy Yoga for Seniors - Veteran instructor Pat Laster will help you experience the benefits of yoga. Through simple postures and gentle stretches, muscles and joints will gradually regain their youthful mobility. This is a perfect activity for seniors that incorporates breathing and awareness into the movements, thereby increasing overall health.
Exercise: A Video from the National Institute on Aging - NIA's 48-minute video shows you how to start and stick with a safe, effective program of stretching, balance, and strength-training exercises. It features Margaret Richard, star of Body Electric, PBS' popular exercise show.
Healing Exercises for Seniors - 72 year-old Pat Laster, instructor for 32 years, will lead you in this practical alternative to better health. Regain flexibility, relieve aches and pains and bring harmony to the body, mind and spirit. Specifically designed for seniors, this program will guide you through ancient disciplines with proven healing powers. Follow step-by-step instructions as Pat demonstrates six popular healing techniques and exercises which include: YOGA - an ancient form of self-development utilizing various postures combined with breathing and concentration, a total body-mind experience; TAI CHI - flowing movements that help increase energy level and balance; SHIATSU - a form of acupuncture without needles to help relieve headaches, tension and other discomforts; DO-IN - a self massage of your body from head to toe; BREATHING - a technique to help attain vitality and wellness; RELAXATION & MEDITATION - methods for quieting the mind and body.
Moving to Mozart - Ann Smith's innovative exercise system, based on the fluid stretching movements dancers use to stay limber, has won her thousands of fans through sold-out classes, lectures, and bestselling videos. Based on the stretches dancers use to stay limber, her exercises are safe and effective for seniors and all ages. Smith's unique stretching routines set to Mozart masterworks includes demonstrations and information about how to exercise effectively according to your personal movement style. The DVD features include Ann Smith's biography and a printed exercise routine.
Senior Fitnessize Video - Regular exercise not only promotes physical fitness, but also boosts emotional well-being. These chair exercises, led by personable Mike Cinquanto, will improve muscle tone and flexibility in seniors of all abilities. These exercises can also be performed while standing.
Sit and Be Fit: 30-Minute Workout - The 30-Minute Workout is one of the most popular videos. It offers a full body workout and is easy to follow. The only "equipment" needed is a chair and a towel. It is a balanced, energetic toning and stretching program that is beneficial for a variety of conditions and problem areas, such as: neck problems, shoulder problems, wrist recovery, arthritis of the hand, osteoporosis, hip fracture with open reduction internal fixation, hip arthritis, knee problems, peripheral neuropathy, spinal arthritis, low back problems and balance problems.
Sit and Be Fit: Balance and Fall Prevention Workout - Improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling by practicing specific exercise skills. SIT AND BE FIT's Mary Ann Wilson, RN and Lori McCormick, PT team up with Sequoia Hospital, Sequoia Hospital Foundation, Trauma Center at Stanford University Medical Center, and the San Mateo County Fall Prevention Task Force to present a variety of effective exercises to help prevent falls.
Sit and Be Fit: Senior Friends - This video tape with Mary Ann Wilson, RN features invigorating music and winning choreography to provide a full body workout. While you are exercising, travel back in time to flapper days, do the Charleston, explore the Wild West, and enjoy swing music. These strengthening, range of motion, and balance routines are chock full of Personality Plus! A stretching and relaxation segment uses your imagination to feel the peaceful beauty of nature. Building on SIT AND BE FIT's foundation of good posture and correct breathing, this workout includes more standing exercises to challenge active participants.
Senior Splash Video - The perfect combination of gentle, yet effective aerobic exercises, muscle toning & strengthening, and posture improving exercises make this the perfect workout for persons over 50 or for other special populations. Also a great choice for persons with arthritis, fibromyalgia, recovering from an injury, or pregnant.
Tai Chi for Elders - Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise, developed by physicians to improve people's health. It's slow, smooth movements make it easy on the joints, and help develop a person's balance, flexibility and sense of relaxation. The exercises in this tape have been specially adapted to make them easier to learn. 76 year old Shizu Lofton leads a group of seniors.
Tai Chi for Older Adults - Especially designed for older adults without any prior knowledge of Tai Chi, the movements taught here are easy to learn. Based on Yang style Tai Chi, the tape includes a bonus Sitting Qigong for relaxation.
Tai Chi for Seniors - This video finally makes Tai Chi easy and fun to do. Designed for seniors, this video is also a terrific fundamental video for anyone interested in Tai Chi.
Walkaerobics for Seniors Video - Shot on location indoors at the award winning Western Reserve Club in Tempe, Arizona and outdoors in the beautiful Arizona Sonoran Desert, this exercise program is specially designed for seniors. You'll learn and participate in WalkAerobics with varying levels of difficulty. Set to light music, this video stresses the enjoyment and benefits of exercising with a group of friends or in the privacy of your own home. This program includes a complete introduction, health information, cautions and considerations for the adult exerciser.
Yoga For Arthritis - This tape is for those with a variety of types of arthritis and related conditions, including fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis. It is also recommended for people with MS who need to exercise seated. It shows a range of ages and levels, and can be done while sitting, making it also an excellent, basic exercise program for anyone in a wheelchair, or for those who need or simply prefer to exercise while seated.