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Safe Ways Seniors Can Exercise

by | Aug 24, 2020 | Fitness for Older Adults

older adult man using pulldown strength training machine while wearing mask

2020 has been difficult for many. The COVID pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives – the way we shop, the way we get together with friends and family, and also the way we exercise. Many gyms have been closed and outdoor recreation sites are crowded, so it has been a challenge to get in the workouts that are essential to staying healthy. For those in a high-risk category, such as the immunocompromised or those that are 55 years or older, it’s even more important to consider how to exercise safely.


Exercise As We Age

While things have started to open back up, most of us will agree that we have been more sedentary due to the circumstances. This can be damaging to your health no matter how old you are, but it is especially important for older adults to remain active.

Strength training helps to preserve and enhance your muscle mass as you age. Lean muscle mass naturally diminishes the older you are, but a strength training program can help you reverse this loss. It will also help strengthen your bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Exercise can also enhance your quality of life by making everyday activities easier. Building up your muscles can contribute to a better sense of balance and reduce your risk of falls or injury. And a regular commitment to strength training can also help you manage conditions associated with arthritis, back pain, obesity, heart disease, depression and diabetes.

Did you know that Loyalty Fitness personal trainers are experts in senior fitness? Our personal trainers are all certified in super slow strength training, with the ability to modify and adjust workouts to your individual ability and fitness level. Being able to have a personalized workout plan is essential, especially if you have prior conditions such as hip, knee or back pain. Modifications ensure you aren’t putting undue stress on joints, and your personal trainer is there to make sure you are performing the exercise correctly to ensure safety and prevent injury.


One-on-One Personal Training

Being able to work out with as few people as possible in a safe and clean environment is the ideal situation for these trying times. Loyalty Fitness provides the ideal environment, private training studios where only one person works out at a time, so it’s just you and your personal trainer! This is one of the main advantages of working out in a small, private gym like the Loyalty Fitness locations in Greenwich, CT and Syosset, NY. Also, our studios have rigorous cleaning and safety protocols in place – we wipe down all machines and equipment with disinfectant between clients and everyone wears masks.


Virtual Personal Training

Virtual training is a convenient alternative to going out to a gym. The best thing about online personal training sessions is that they can be done in the comfort of your own home, and there is no equipment required. Virtual trainers focus on using the items you already have in your house; if you happen to own some exercise equipment, we’ll incorporate those into your workout as well. The team at Loyalty Fitness offers flexible schedules combined with educated, caring personal trainers.

The health and wellbeing of our clients has always been a priority at Loyalty Fitness. We’re here to help you with your fitness goals at our studios in person or virtually through your computer or smartphone. Our 30-minute super slow strength training workouts are designed to give you the full body exercise you need to leave you feeling stronger!

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