More Ball for Seniors

This is a [Other] pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 16001)

We need more senior's posts!!

I started to add the stability ball into my seniors class in the Spring and they love it. In addition to the moves included in previous posts, I also have tried:

Standing...

Sitting...

Obviously you need to judge your class ability when including the ball exercises. My class participants start in late 40's, early 50's and go all the way up to early 70's. Anyone who isn't up for the really intense classes usually offered at our facility. They needed more challenge than a regular "senior's" class. I also find they enjoy line dances (if they are simple, and without to much turning).

One I've had good response from is called the Winter Wonder Walk. You can put it to any music that your group might like.

The cross rock is shifting weight as in a mambo, but the lead foot stays forward and is on an angle across the back foot. You can do it rocking plain forward and back as well.

If you are nervous about heel/toe strut in a circle you can have them do heel touches in front for 4 or heel toe walk 2x forward and toe/heel walk back 2x.

Enjoy,
Karen



Added by Karen at 8:51 PM on Sunday, August 13, 2006 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: eksl.hartman@ns.sympatico.ca)
From: Nova Scotia (Canada)
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