Resistance bands for older adults

PARTNER & CARDIO EXERCISES

Want to add a fun challenge into your next older adults and seniors group fitness class? We've put together a heap of resistance band exercises that you can get your participants to do in pairs, to add extra variety and get your class mingling.

We've got 48 partner resistance band exercises that are safe, fun, and effective, and include both upper body and lower body resistance band exercises. We also give you lots of ideas for how you incorporate a resistance band into your freestyle aerobics cardio routine! This will give your participants a workout for their bodies, and their brains!

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

There are video demonstrations to show you technique and how to teach the exercises to your older adult participants, as well as handouts to download, workouts to show you how you can put the exercises into practice, and lots more!

So sign up today and get equipped to put together a great workout for your older adults and seniors group fitness classes that will give them a whole body workout!

Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: $55
Accreditation: Approved by Physical Activity Australia and Fitness Australia
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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • 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 partner band exercises

    • Lesson 6: Partner exercises facing each other

    • Lesson 7: Partner exercises standing together

    • Lesson 8: Partner combination exercises

    • Example workout: Partners band workout

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Cardio workout using bands

    • Lesson 9: Incorporating bands into cardio

    • VIDEO: Standing cardio routine with band for older adults

  • 6

    Chapter 5: Conclusion

    • Assessment Notice

    • Assessment

    • Successful completion