Senior Fitness Retreat – High Age – Low Goals


Senior Fitness Retreat participants tell us the same thing time and time again:
“If only I could get on the floor to play with my grandchildren and then be able to get back up again.” “I don’t want to risk falling again, and I can’t get up by myself if I do.”

Senior Fitness Retreat weight loss goals are unique due to age-defining priorities.
Enjoyment of family, participation in favorite pastimes, and maintaining independence are high priorities. The highest of priorities seems to remain the “low profile” activities of being able to physically get up from floor level. No doubt, grandchildren can motivate Senior Fitness levels.

This pretty much tells the story of why the fastest growing population of new exercisers is flocking to take part in a Senior Fitness Retreat. Working toward retirement leaves too little time to focus on maintaining activity levels crucial in avoiding sedentary problems. Sedentary lifestyles are becoming prevalent since the advent of technology. Where does that leave you when you can’t lift and carry a grandchild?

For many, the dream of retirement has become a fleeting one. The economic downturn has caused many seniors to lose savings and the freedom of an active lifestyle. Fitness is lacking.

Return to Favorite Pastimes Like Golf

Golf – once a favorite pastime, still stands as an icon of retirement pleasure. Many seniors strive to be able to play golf again. However, balance, strength, and range of motion must be restored to make this possible. Driving ranges and putting greens offer more economical activity without paying the high cost of playing 18 holes. Nine holes are becoming even more popular. A Senior Fitness Retreat will focus on the fitness required to not only perform life’s daily living skills, but also build up a reserve necessary to play.

The Low Profile Goal from Horizontal to Vertical Position

Perhaps you are able to take this low-profile ability for granted. Perhaps you are not there yet and I do hope you never have to face crawling that long road back. To those who have come to the realization that getting down might mean finding help to get back up again there is definitely hope. Follow these Senior Fitness Retreat guidelines for progress.

Senior Fitness Retreat Training Guidelines

Agility and Stability Training – Traveling drills working both right and left in front and sidestepping patterns. Squat Work- Sitting and standing from chair level progressing from assisted to hands-free movement. Be sure to include split-stance foot placements to mimic functional work, as well as, lifting and carrying motions.

Abdominal Strength – Seated side reaches, seated lean backs, and lying on back with short-range reaching movements at different angles will build core body strength. Progress your movements from the floor with various levels of assistance from furniture before going hands-free. Utilize inflated balls for seated to recline progression.

Balance Symmetry – Train both sides of the body through non-dominant movement patterns.

Confidence and Strength of Will – Practice mental disciplines for positive self talk in overcoming fears. Learn to recognize self-defeating fears and cancel them before they cause falls and sabotage normal equilibrium.

The most general all-purpose exercise at a Senior Fitness Retreat will be wood chops because dynamic balance, strength, range of motion, and core control are gained. Consider attending a Senior Fitness Retreat where you can train for the active lifestyle you dream of.

Debra Stefan is the founder and director of “Live-In-Fitness” residential services in the Henderson area of greater Las Vegas, Nevada for weight-loss guests offering weekend fitness getaways to 30-90 day programs enabling behavioral change for a fit lifestyle. She is the first to offer a “Biggest Loser” style program outside of the institutional format. Debra is a fitness speaker/educator, group fitness instructor, personal trainer, jumprope coach, and master yoga teacher.


Debra Stefan, CFT
Founder and Director of Live-In-Fitness YouTube Channel “VegasFitness1″

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