Over 50's virtual class

PERSONAL TRAINER, FITNESS FOR OVER 50's / 50+ and Seniors   60+ 70+

South Birmingham / N Worcesteshire

Tel 0744 918 1189  Email: Contact@system-fitness.co.uk

Fitness Training for over 50's

South Birmingham

System

- set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network; a complex whole.

Fitness

- a state of well being, the ability to perform.

Unfortunately due to the Corona Virus outbreak

ALL CLASSES are suspended.

This page contains exercises you can do at home!

'VIRTUAL' FUNCTIONAL FITNESS CLASS

For seniors /  50+

 

KEEP MOVING!:

If you are isolated at home it is important that you keep moving. Sounds easy doesn't it - but this can be a challenge.

First thing though is to forget everything about 'organised' fitness. You don't need a class to move. If you are otherwise fit to do so:

DO - Go for a walk outside whenever you can - it is safe to do this (in line with national guidance) as long as you keep away from others.

DO - Have a spring clean! - Cleaning and gardening are particularly good forms of exercises. Particularly because they usually involve some form of 'pulling' movement

DON'T -Go over the top!. Keep your exercise moderate intensity as high intensity exercise has been shown to impact on your immunity in the short term. So better to do a little often and spread it through the day.

DON'T - Sit still for the rest of the day. Stand up and move every half hour.


EXERCISE WITH.... A CHAIR:

Here are some easy exercises to do with a chair.(Click on the document to view)

THERE WILL BE MORE UNIQUE EXERCISES COMING HERE SOON - BUT MEANWHILE HAVE A LOOK AT THE EXERCISES RECOMMENDED BY THE NHS USING THIS LINK:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:


Q: I am 48 years old - can I still come?

A: Yes of course! System Fitness identifies a 50 + age range to emphasise the focus of training it seeks to provide. It recognises that age is not the best indicator of fitness levels - we are all different.

However the style of training is intended to support an older age group placing a particular emphasis on long term benefits.


Q: Are there shower facilities?

Unfortunately not - sorry!


Q: I am unsure about coming as I will not know anyone

A: The class is intended to be friendly and welcoming - hopefully a social occasion. So its a chance to meet new people.


Q: I have limited mobility will I still benefit?

A: All exercises are used which can be 'regressed' to those who may have restricted mobility - particularly chair based.


Q: What equipment is used?

A: Class is intended to incorporate exercises which can be undertaken in normal life. So no specialist equipment is used or needed. Floor mats and chairs are provided. Some additional items (eg bands / light weights) will be included from time to time.

Functional Fitness  is about exercising to improve your function - day to day life. It encompasses everyday movements, focusing on speed, agility, range of motion, core strength, balance and flexibility.


We also aim reinforce the 'FUN' in Functional!



Our body is a ‘system’ of many muscles all interelated. For example back ache can arise due to leg muscles. If we dont maintain whole body fitness we start restricting our movements, once we do that we enter a negative process of ‘deconditioning’. As we stop moving in particular ways this further impacts on other moves and when we cant move as much, we move less, put on weight and so it goes on…....

 

But you can change that.

 

Our bodies can respond and improve from exercise at any age!

A functional fitness session incorporates exercises to help you develop:

  • whole body strength,
  • range of body movement and
  • balance

These are all important to help you with day to day life, with the bonus that you are able to do more on a day to day basis, using up calories, enjoying life!


Exercises can be progressed or regressed (made easier). We are all different, but wherever we start from we can improve.

And hopefully you will find its fun!


Every Class is a little different and you can use the free Fitness Tracker to monitor your progress!

HERE IS A SELECTION OF FEEDBACK AND COMMENTS RECEIVED:


  • "I find the class both enjoyable and beneficial"
  • "Peter takes account of individual differences"
  • "Has helped my balance greatly!"
  • "We all have a laugh!"