Exercise for older people can seem daunting, even intimidating, in a gym or studio environment.
The older we get, the tougher it becomes.
It doesn’t take a genius to work out that the gyms of today, with its spin classes and HIIT sessions, aren’t designed with the older generation in mind. The weights section doesn’t fare much better, with its protein shakes, string vests, and selfie culture. Exercise for older people simply doesn’t exist. It’s no wonder why so many people, as they get older, become disillusioned with #gymlife.
But we shouldn’t. In fact, we should value it even more.
Regular exercise improves your health; it reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, builds bone strength, helps you lose weight, sleep better, fight disease, reduces stress and boosts your general well-being. And the best bit? You’re never too old to start. In fact, research has shown that men don’t peak, physically, until they hit their forties. Were you a regular gym-goer a few years back? Here’s some even more good news: muscles have good memories, and are able to remember workouts and the process of building muscle. Start again, and your body will grow back stronger and quicker than ever.
What do The Rock, Jason Statham, Hugh Jackman, and Mark Wahlberg all have in common?
They are all around 50.
Yes, they may be celebrities, and, let’s face it, have a lot more time on their hands than you. But it goes to show that age is just a number and that you are never too old to exercise, move more, live a healthier life, and, most importantly, that exercise for older people works.
PRAMA, no matter the user, is all about enjoying what you’re doing and staying active. Fitness should be fun, regardless of how many abs you can see in the mirror. That’s the whole reason why we developed our interactive PRAMA studios, with built-in game-like features designed to make moving more enjoyable.
The new programme, PRAMA Seniors, is dedicated to the scaling and progression of functional and strength-based movements that are easily adapted to your fitness level. Forget HIIT, forget the bench, our goal focuses on balance, control and increasing your range of motion while sending your endorphin level through the roof.
Each workout lasts around 35 minutes, helping develop functional movements that’ll get your body moving in more exciting ways.
Remember, it’s never too late to challenge yourself. Age is just a number.
Chat with the team here for more about our PRAMA Seniors programme for your studio.