Resistance bands for older adults

New standing, floor, partner and cardio band exercises

Do you want to start incorporating resistance band exercises into your next older adults and seniors fitness classes?

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This course will give you HEAPS of ideas for how you can incorporate upper and lower body resistance band exercises into your classes. We also explain why using bands are a great option, and some of the ways you might need to adapt your exercises to cater specifically for older adults.

We include 168 resistance band exercises that are all safe and effective for older adults classes, for both men and women, beginners and experienced.

By the end of the course we hope that you:
* Understand why bands are a great alternative to weights in older adults classes
* Have lots of standing exercises that you can use in your classes
* Be ready to teach a cardio routine with bands
* Incorporate bands into your floor workouts
* Have fun with partner band exercises
* And know what to look out for when teaching good technique.

We’ve included lots of videos with interviews, demonstrations, handouts showing you all the exercises, and workouts from us so you can see how it all works practically too.

If you want to add a heap more variety and fun into your older adults and seniors group fitness classes, include a workout band! And when you've finished our course, you're going to have enough exercises to keep you going for years!

Duration: 6 hours
Cost: $159
Accreditation: 3PDPs | 5CECs

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Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Introduction

    • Band Course Overview

  • 2

    Chapter 1: An introduction to resistance bands

    • Lesson 1: About bands

    • Lesson 2: Bands and older adults

    • Video: Why we love working with bands

    • Case Study: Bands improve balance, walking speed and muscle strength in elderly women

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Benefits of resistance bands

    • Lesson 3: Physical benefits

    • Lesson 4: Workout benefits

    • Lesson 5: And even more benefits ...

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Standing band exercises

    • Lesson 6: Holding the band

    • Lesson 7: Band under two feet

    • Lesson 8: Band under one foot

    • Lesson 9: Lower body strengthening

    • Lesson 10: Using an anchor

    • Lesson 11: Combination moves

    • VIDEO: Standing strength workout for older adults

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Floor band exercises

    • Lesson 12: Band exercises on all fours

    • Lesson 13: Band exercises seated

    • Lesson 14: Band exercises side lying

    • Lesson 15: Lower body strengthening

    • Lesson 16: Upper body strengthening on back

    • VIDEO: Floor workout for older adults

  • 6

    Chapter 5: Standing partner band exercises

    • Lesson 17: Partner exercises facing each other

    • Lesson 18: Partner exercises standing together

    • Lesson 19: Partner combination exercises

    • Example workout: Partners band workout

  • 7

    Chapter 6: Cardio workout using bands

    • Lesson 20: Incorporating bands into cardio

    • VIDEO: Standing cardio routine with band for older adults

  • 8

    Chapter 7: Conclusion

    • Assessment Notice

    • Assessment

    • Successful completion