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he best at-home workout for women over 60 is one that you can do anywhere and that requires minimal to no equipment. That's right—no gym membership, no fancy equipment, and no need to drive somewhere for the workout to happen.

All you need is yourself (and maybe a friend or two).

Here are some of our favorite types of exercises that you can do at home:

Yoga

Yoga is an excellent way to strengthen your body, increase flexibility and balance, reduce stress, and improve your mood.

While many people think of yoga as a slow-paced activity for beginners who want to learn how to breathe properly and relax, it's actually a great way to keep fit. Just because you're older doesn't mean you should give up on pushing yourself physically—yoga can help make sure that doesn't happen.

There are different types of yoga for seniors such as gentle stretching exercises or high-intensity cardio workouts that will get even the most out-of-shape person moving again! You can try both types of Yoga styles, by taking either of these classes: Stretch and Destress Yoga or Cardio Yoga Class!

Strength Training

Strength training is important at any age, but it can be especially beneficial for older women. Strength training helps build lean muscle mass, which helps you burn more calories and maintain a healthy weight as you age. However, it's easy to make mistakes when strength training. Here are some tips on what exercises not to do if you're over 60:

  • Exercise weights that are too heavy or light
  • Do exercises that are too difficult or easy
  • Do repetitive exercises

If you want to try a get started with your strength training routine, check out our class: Morning Fitness - Strength Training (seated).

Walking Workouts

Walking is one of the best exercises for women who are over 60. It can improve your cardiovascular health, reduces anxiety and depression, help you sleep better, and boosts your mood.

Walking also has many benefits for weight loss if you are overweight: walking burns an average of 100 calories per mile and 10 pounds of fat each year, according to Harvard University’s Department of Nutrition.

If you have joint pain from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, walking is still a great way to get fit as long as you don’t increase the intensity too much so that it exacerbates your symptoms!

Don't wait! Try an indoor walking workout today by taking our class linked here: Indoor Walking Workout.

Pilates

Pilates is a good workout for women over 60 because it focuses on core strength, flexibility, and balance. Pilates is also low impact and can be done at home, making it easy to fit into your schedule!

Bodyweight Exercises

Bodyweight exercises are an easy way to get fit and stay active. They don't require any equipment and can be done at home, so they're perfect for busy women who don't have time to go to a gym every day.

Some bodyweight exercises are also low impact, so if you have arthritis or other mobility issues that make certain exercises difficult or painful, these movements may be a good fit for you.

The benefits of bodyweight exercises include:

  • No need for special equipment - just your own two legs!
  • Can be done anywhere (home gym)
  • Low impact on joints

These are the best exercises for women over 60, and they’re also safe!

If you’re looking to get in shape, keep yourself healthy, and feel better about yourself, then give some of these exercises a try!

Posted 
Jul 8, 2022
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