Today I Learned...
- Women over 60 can easily do exercises at home, such as yoga, strength training, walking, Pilates, and bodyweight exercises, without any equipment or gym membership.
- Yoga can help improve flexibility, balance, and mood, while strength training can help build lean muscle mass and improve weight maintenance.
- Walking is an excellent cardiovascular exercise that helps with weight loss, and bodyweight exercises are easy to do and can be done anywhere without special equipment.
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!
Here are some of our favorite types of exercises that you can do at home:
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 different types of yoga styles in our classes: Stretch and Destress Yoga or Cardio Yoga Class!
2. 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. You can practice strength training at home with just light weights. Get started today and try our light weights strength-training class, click here!
Check out our other strength training classes: Morning Fitness - Strength Training (seated).
Learn more on strength training, specifically for women over 60. Read more: Safe and Effective At-Home Strength Training for Women Over 60
3. 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 is an ideal at-home exercise for women over 60, as it focuses on core strength, flexibility, and balance. Its low-impact nature makes it gentle on the joints and it emphasizes mindfulness and adaptability to individual needs. Pilates offers older adults a safe and effective workout option that can improve core strength, enhance flexibility, and promote overall well-being.
Whether following online tutorials or participating in virtual classes, Pilates allows you to maintain optimal physical health from the comfort of your own home!
5. 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 if you prefer to workout from the comfort of your home.
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.
Learn more about bodyweight exercises: Stay Strong, Stay Active: Bodyweight Workouts for Women Over 60
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!
Try a fitness classes, that can be done from the comfort of you home, taught by seniors for seniors today! Check out our classes here.