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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Resources

Read the following manual chapters – Appendix F: ACTIVATOR Exercises

Maintaining Proper Posture

Poles assist in maintaining proper posture but at times you may find yourself leaning forward.  Remember to keep your spine erect, tummy tucked in, eyes forward, chin tucked and shoulders relaxed. And just one more thing to remember, have fun with it!
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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