Young at Heart

This is a [Other] pattern from (pattern 11599)

I recently started subing for an elderly class, ages 55-86! I noticed this site could use more choreography on working with elderly, so here it goes...

Warmup 15 minutes

Cardio 20 minutes

Cool down 10 minutes

"clock" toe taps (pretend there is a clock in front of you, do 12'clock, 2'clock, and 11'clock-repeat with other foot.)

calf raises (arms can reach up-I call it superman, but people with high blood pressure, do not raise arms.)

...I usually give them a well deserved water break here...

Then we go to the bar and do standing squats (make sure they do not grip and bar, tell them, "let me see your fingers."

We go back to the center of the room and do a supported cat stretch as a transition to the floor...

supine: abdominals-pelvic tilts

prone: lower back-opposite elbow lifts

Finally, a goooooood stretch, and they love relaxation time. I usually put on nature music and turn off the lights for relaxation.

Added by Erica Trujillo at 11:23 PM on Sunday, May 19, 2002 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
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