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 of medical research out there informing us that staying active throughout our senior years really is important. Staying active delays the ageing process and improves our well being and quality of life. By releasing those feel good hormones such as dopamine and serotonin, helping to improve our immune system, balance, cognitive power (memory enhancement, concentration and learning), bone density, joint mobilisation, therefore lessening the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, some forms of dementia and many more.
One of my long term aims as a personal trainer is to ensure that I train people and meet their needs making them feel as comfortable as possible. Depending on your current health and fitness we may for example start 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 - To combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement
Balance and Agility - 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.