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.

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Read the following manual chapters – Appendix F: ACTIVATOR Exercises




Core Fitness

Our strapless ergonomic handle was designed to develop “core fitness” as you walk. Pressing the outside edges of your hands against the wide base of the handle engages your core muscles and creates resistance that propels you forward.
– Mandy Shintani, OT

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