When working with older exercisers, programs need to be adjusted, sometimes dramatically, to accommodate those with limited mobility. Using light hand-held weights, this workout, developed by the Merrithew™ team, targets core strength and stability along with peripheral joint mobilization all from a seated position. Exercises are designed to re-connect mind and body, target and improve the functional capacity of the older participant through graded strength training, proprioceptive awareness and joint range of motion, as well as bring about a general sense of well-being. Discover how to maximize functional health, balance, coordination and flexibility in a workout aimed at keeping the body moving.
Active for Life
- Apply the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles of stabilization to select seated exercises.
- Understand how movement essence and exercise goals are beneficial for a specialized population.
- Learn why the use of hand weights is appropriate for maintaining strength and muscle tone.
- Understand how to modify exercises for clients with restricted mobility.
Equipment used in the workshop
Armchair Pilates™ with Handweights