So u hopefully understand the balance I will try to present…
one of my ace student’s is a woman of mature years (age range understood). She is the biggest challenge I have to keep programming progressive when able but consistently challenging.
Currently 124 lbs. she flips a tractor tire almost bigger than herself consistently for time and distance. That being said to offer some contrast to my main point:
If u are instructing or just inquisitive:
1. inspire to/live and stop watching life pass
– I have a poster w/a pic of a female doin some challenging exercise, caption says somthin like:
its a shame how many woman grow old without ever realizing their full potential
2. If u are experiencing/instructing 1/w any of the normal effects of aging as a woman or otherwise, learn/teach physical recognition. Learn/instruct better personal awareness @ exercise/activity. This will open many options or validate more simplistic methods of physical conditioning/activity.
3. Use the surrounding environment where you live. Search the area 4 fun/fitness/wellness activities. Incorporate them into frequent trail bike rides (not mountain), trail walks (some hills if walking unassisted), swimming if available. Belly dance classes or whatever that dance thing is now…just be active consistently.
From here I say know self…don’t get all gully & go rowing on an actual body of water or participate in some extreme event (ex. marathoner) and injure or subject self to discomfort from overwhelming self.
If instructing & the student is willing & able, offer them challenges not hampered by personal adversity to “negative possibility,” but support them with professional responsibility and watchful guidance.
If u are 1 just asking look @ the suggestions made here & I would venture to say anywhere else and view them as limitations being set on you. As a mature female u may not decide to move as fast as, but im moving…may have to modify motions @ 1st, but im doin…
Set a standard 4 self, consider others & evaluate SELF based on personal perception. Do not chose self perceived weaker candidates. You will be amazed in age ranges of 5-10 years forward/backward. Choose @ the top in ur range.
I know younger woman that appreciate mature girlfriends. If u can handle the convo & keep up or challenge (not always a tempo thing)them u will be off to a good start.
Art is pairing or group conditioning… 4real…