By Sue Scott
''ABLE our bodies stability education bargains an activity-based application to enhance stability and mobility for either healthy and frail older adults. This sensible instructor's advisor offers greater than one hundred thirty stability and mobility routines that examine flexibility energy, and cardiorespiratory patience. those workouts increase older adults' skills to keep up stability in finishing their daily tasks.''--BOOK JACKET.
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I’ve taught a large class of 25 to 30 mostly frail assisted living residents for more than 10 years. Our work is mostly done seated; standing work is done beside sturdy chairs, with a seated variation always shown. Sometimes, though, even I have become a little bored, so to keep it interesting and varied, I began offering daily themes that emphasize different aspects of balance on different days. }}Back at It Mondays—Spend extra time on back and core strength. }}Take It Easy Tuesdays—Work on small muscle groups, single muscle groups, easier exercises, and those 90 percent seated.
Both parties (you and they) must consider the challenge to be safe and possible. Start with activities that will be safe and appropriate for the amount of balance safety your participants require. Consider offering different levels of classes, seated or standing balance for example. Aim for activities that suit the midrange of abilities in your class. Zoom in on and experiment with ways to modify or progress activities. Watch their body language and listen to their comments. You’ll soon get better and better at matching activities for your group.
Order of ABLE Bodies Components So far in preparing to teach, you have assessed the general abilities of your class or participant, and you have decided on a structure you believe will ABLE Bodies BalanceTraining work best. Your next job is to begin assembling activities from the five ABLE Bodies training components into classes you can teach successfully, comfortably, and safely. You may remember that the ABLE Bodies toolbox is divided into five compartments, one for each of the main components of ABLE Bodies balance training: flexibility, posture, strength, balance, and endurance.