Beginner Routine for Seniors Exercising at Home

By Hayley Townsend |

Engage every muscle group and improve your overall fitness with this workout of simple and effective chair exercises.

Welcome to week one of the Feel Better in 30 Days series! This workout is designed to boost your overall fitness and help you to feel your best in 30 days! Each week you’ll have a new workout that engages all your major muscle groups and helps to progress your strength, endurance, balance and coordination. Small changes can add up to big results!

As always, safety is key. If you have a chronic condition, an injury, or balance issues, talk to your doctor about how you can exercise safely.

For this workout you’ll need a sturdy chair without arm rests.

Move through the following exercises with Andi:

  • Seated Walk with Toe Taps
  • Shoulder Shrugs
  • Alternating Heel Walks
  • Alternating Knee Lifts
  • Shoulder Squeeze (Front and Back)
  • Seated Pressure Squats
  • Lateral Arm Raises
  • Kickstand Squats
  • Seated Arm Pulls
  • Alternating Front Lunges
  • Arm Lifts + Rotation
  • Seated Plie Squats
  • Hip Hinge + Row
  • Calf Raises
  • Hip Hinge + Triceps Extension

Complete your workout with key stretches to lengthen and strengthen your muscles for better mobility.

Move through these stretches with Andi:

  • Cat Cow
  • Chest Opener
  • Figure 8
  • Hamstring Stretch

Add this workout to your weekly exercise routine. Next week, you'll have another total-body workout that will gradually increase in intensity as you grow stronger.

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