Join certified fitness leader Caroline MacLennan as she guides you through a short workout routine to improve your heart health. The exercises focus on multiple parts of the body and modifications are available to increase the intensity of the workout. The video ends with a short cooldown section to bring the heart rate down. Equipment needed: sturdy chair.
Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 15 to 25 minutes
This series of exercise videos for older adults is from YMCA Canada. The videos include exercises that can be done at home to increase strength, mobility, and balance. The videos offer seated or standing options for a total body workout suitable for different ability levels. Bonus: follow along with Choose to Move activity coach Melissa in videos 8, 10 and 11. Equipment needed: sturdy chair, two equally weighted items (soup cans, water bottles, etc.).
Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 10 to 60 minutes
This series of videos for older adults from the National Institute on Aging. The videos include exercises to increase strength, mobility, and balance at home. The videos include instructions to modify for different ability levels. Equipment needed: sturdy chair with arms, towel, two equally weighted objects (e.g. soup cans, water bottles, etc.).
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has created a series of short videos with guided visuals and instructions to help strengthen the muscles in the lower body and legs for maintaining balance and mobility. Duration: Watch the brief (~4 min) demo video then complete the exercises on your own. Equipment needed: sturdy chair without arms, wall or sturdy countertop.
Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 40 to 55 minutes
This series of 6 home exercise videos is from the British Heart Foundation. The workouts focus on cardiovascular rehabilitation and range from low to high intensity. Optional equipment: sturdy chair, two equally weighted objects (water bottles, soup cans, etc.).
Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 5 to 46 minutes
This video playlist features Choose to Move Activity Coach Raquel and low impact, total body workouts that promote bone health while being gentle on the joints. Equipment needed: chair and a wall for some workouts.
Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 7 to 38 minutes
This video series from the YMCA offers a variety of workouts geared towards older adults. Choose from chair yoga, dance cardio, resistance exercises and more. Equipment needed: sturdy chair, resistance band, two weighted household items.