Urban Poling Instructor Certificate Course – Chapter 7
Exercises for Older Adults
Optional: Sitting and Standing Exercises for Older Adults
Series of simple sitting and standing exercises for less active older adult group exercise programs. Make sure you assess participants in your group to determine which of these exercises can be done safely. Adapt exercises for low level participants. Remind participants to not do exercises that they have been advised are contraindicated for their conditions.Next Section Previous Section Agenda
Read the following manual chapters – Appendix F: ACTIVATOR Exercises
Use the standard rhythm and technique, but swing both arms forward at the same time planting the boot tips slightly behind the handles. Then, keeping your arms straight, press down on the base of the handles, walk between your poles and feel your arms extend past your thighs and behind your body.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education
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