Sample Class: Seated Exercises for Older Adults

by: Natalie Whitney and Ashley Artese, PhD

Class Takeout

Three ways to challenge your older-adult participants in your next seated, chair-based fitness class.

Older adults are more susceptible to deficits in cardiovascular fitness, muscle mass, strength and power, which may ultimately lead to losses in physical function. The following chair-based format focuses on improving outcomes for older participants, especially those who may need the support of a chair during exercise. Ready, Set, Sit! offers the variety of three 15-minute training segments (cardiovascular, high intensity and strength/power), while targeting important components that boost overall function.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 16, Issue 11

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About the Authors

Natalie Whitney

Natalie Whitney IDEA Author/Presenter

Ashley Artese, PhD

Ashley Artese, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter