Gentle Motion offers a range of seniors’ fitness programs. Whether you’re new to exercise, or have been unable to exercise due to an existing condition, our customized seniors’ exercise programs are designed to be safe for the body, but will deliver great results.
The Importance of Seniors’ Health and Fitness
Staying active is hugely important for both mental health and physical health, and this is especially true as we get older. Reduced bone density is a very natural part of the ageing process, and can be problematic, affecting your strength and increasing the risk of injury should you experience a fall.
Balance in particular becomes an issue as we enter into our 60s, 70s, and 80s. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) an estimated 2.8 million seniors suffer injuries as the result of a fall every year. It’s believed that 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling.
Exercise is a fantastic way to reduce this risk. However, there are many common conditions amongst older people that can make standard forms of exercise too dangerous, too painful, or too difficult. That’s why we’ve created a range of seniors’ fitness programs which are effective in building strength, improving balance, and improving bone density.
Customized Seniors’ Health Programs
At Gentle Motion, we specialize in customized seniors’ health programs for those with:
- Osteoporosis: Low bone density resulting in an increased risk of bone fracture
- Osteoarthritis: Deterioration of cartilage in the joints, leading to joint pain
- Tendinopathy: A degenerative disease that can be caused by repetitive motion
- Heart Disease: A cardiovascular condition that can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke
- Diabetes: When dietary sugars are stored in the blood, rather than used as energy
- Alzheimer’s: A form of dementia that can affect memory, behaviour, and cognitive ability
While exercising with any one of these conditions may seem complicated or unsafe, there are actually a wide range of movements, stretches, and exercises that can become a part of seniors’ health and fitness. All of the customized seniors’ health programs by Gentle Motion focus on manageable movements that can have a big impact on seniors’ health and fitness, boosting overall wellbeing.
Transforming Your Life
Our personal trainers want you enjoy health and fitness, while also seeing some great benefits to both the body and the mind. Our seniors fitness programs are designed to improve your balance, your coordination, your strength, and your cognition, making it easier for you to maintain independence, and keep doing all the things you love to do. Schedule a free assessment today to transform your life.