Posts Tagged ‘senior fitness’

Salvere Blog: Ageless Activity

October 19, 2022

by Salvere Health and Fitness

Raise your hand if you heard at some point about certain types of exercises “should” be done at certain ages. Very regularly I hear something about geriatric exercise on the news or hear clients say something along the lines of that’s for the “young people”.

I will use two examples to get to the real story behind these types of statements. First, the oldest client we work with just turned 89. If we followed the “geriatric” exercise recommendations, we would be doing almost all exercises from a chair and anything else focused on balance. We do cable machine rows, standing one sided band exercises and step ups on the side of the treadmill. Conversely, with “younger people” it’s often assumed that they “should” participate in higher intensity type movement.

Maybe instead of presenting exercise in the form of certain ages do certain things, what if we looked at it from the standpoint of each individuals capabilities including their experience, injuries and health. What if we didn’t wait until we struggled with things like balance or mobility to work on them? What if we appropriately challenged our abilities while also working all components of movement?

by Lisa Martin, owner and personal trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. To contact, email or call 410.707.0055.

We welcome your thoughts and ideas! Thank you for reading and staying the path to continuous growth opportunities and taking time for curiosity.

Salvere Blog: Age Specific Exercise?

January 27, 2020
by Salvere Health and Fitness
puzzle piecesEver read anything about exercise specific to certain age groups such as balance for older people or higher intensity for younger? What makes an age equal a certain fitness level or abilities?
For many years, exercise recommendations come with some pretty specific parameters. Do this many minutes a day, do this many repetitions, this many times a week, this many pounds … How do we shift this mindset to make activity specific to the individual and how things feel that day? Why wait until we don’t have something like balance or flexibility or stability to work on it?
What if we started focusing on what needs of each person based on genetics, history, injuries, accidents, likes, dislikes and experience instead of thinking we every person of a certain age group “should” do certain exercises?
Spend some time thinking about what pieces already in your puzzle and what pieces you might want to add to formulate something that feels balanced and achievable to you.
by Lisa Martin, owner and personal trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. To contact, email or call 443.340.2969.
We welcome your thoughts and ideas! Thank you for reading and taking the steps to become a healthier YOU.