Urban Poling Instructor Certification Course – Section 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 your group to determine which of these exercises can be done safely with your participants.  Adapt exercises for low level participants.  Remind participants to not do exercises that they have been advised are contraindicated to their conditions.

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Read the following manual chapters – Appendix F: ACTIVATOR Exercises

Plant, Push Propel

Proper technique allows you to get the maximum benefit from your Urban Poles.  When in doubt go back to the 3P’s, Plant, Push Propel.  Start slowly, if you become confused, stop & begin again.

Barb Gormley, Director of Education

 

 

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