Resistance bands for older adults


Do you work down on the floor in your older adults and seniors exercise classes? Want to add something different into your class, or need a little inspiration for something new? Include a resistance band for upper and lower body strength! Resistance bands are fantastic for older adults and seniors, whether they are beginners or advanced, and they are so easy to adapt to any fitness level.

We go through 60 floor exercises here that use a resistance band, to offer a full body workout that is safe, fun and effective! We also work through the benefits of using exercise bands, why they're great for older adults, and some of the technique that you need to keep an eye out for.

So 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
* And know what to look out for when teaching good technique.

There are video demonstrations of every exercise, handouts for you to take with you, interviews, case studies, and lots more! We also include a workout that shows you how you can put the exercises together for an older adults or seniors fitness class.

So add a new challenge into your workouts, and add floor resistance band exercises for something different!

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: $65
Accreditation: Approved by Physical Activity Australia and Fitness Australia

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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: Floor band exercises

    • Lesson 6: Band exercises on all fours

    • Lesson 7: Band exercises seated

    • Lesson 8: Band exercises side lying

    • Lesson 9: Lower body strengthening

    • Lesson 10: Upper body strengthening on back

    • VIDEO: Floor workout for older adults

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Conclusion

    • Assessment Instructions

    • Assessment

    • Successful completion