TRAINING FOR THE OVER 50'S
Being a Personal Trainer I know that now there is a larger amount of the older generation (myself included) who feel that we are not at the age to slow down and take it easy, there is a lot medical research out there to inform us that staying active throughout our senior years really is important. In fact staying active delays the ageing process and improves our well being and quality of life, releasing those feel good hormones such as dopamine and serotonin, helping to improve your immune system, balance, cognitive power (memory enhancement, concentration and learning), bone density, joint mobilisation, lessening the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, some forms of dementia and many more.
My long term aims as a personal trainer is to ensure that I train people especially to their needs making them feel as comfortable as possible starting with light to moderate training including aerobic, strength training, core stability and stretching exercises all of which will improve your:
Cardiovascular Endurance - The ability of body systems to gather, process & deliver oxygen.
Strength - The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
Flexibility/Stretching - The ability to maximise the range of motion at a given joint.
Coordination - The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
Balance and Agility - The ability to control the placement of the body's centre of gravity in relation to its support base and to minimise transition time from one movement pattern to another.
So, you can lead that active life as you get older.