It is possible to keep up your endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Many work out programs only focus on one or two areas, however, at One UP Fit we focus on all four areas to help provide a full work. We are always working to improve and change up our routines so it does not get, well... too routine.
We also have a Zibrio. You are probably thinking, what the heck is a Zibrio? Well, the Zibrio is a SmartScale that measures your balance. We can track your balance and find out if you are a fall risk.
One UP Fit is committed to fun and fitness. We also want to encourage you to practice a few basic exercises when you can't make it to class.
Endurance exercises help get your heart rate up and pumping. Think of it as exercising your heart and lungs. Getting out and walking around your neighborhood is a good way to get your circulatory system up and running.
Walking is also a great way to meditate and clear your head but it's not for everyone. If you like to keep busy, yard work is also a great way to help build your endurance. Let's face it, here in Louisiana it gets HOT! Don't push yourself when it comes to mowing your yard, take breaks and be sure to hydrate.
Keeping your muscles strong helps you stay independent. If you find yourself sitting on the couch binge watching Netflix, grab some one pound weights and do some curls! Or grab a band and do some resistance with your legs.
Or here's an idea! Get up during commercial breaks, face the wall, place your hands shoulder height against the wall and do a few standing push ups!
We are big on balance at One UP Fit. Falls are common with older adults but as technology creates more sedentary lifestyles, fall risk is increasing among young adults as well. That's why our workout program includes light Tai Chi.
When you are not in class, practice heel to toe walking to improve your balance.
Stretch out your muscles. Flexibility works hand in hand with balance. Stand up and stretch when you find yourself sitting for too long. Shoulder and upper arm stretches and calf stretches keep you from getting too stiff. Practice basic stretches throughout the day.