Urban Poling Instructor Certification Course – Section 7

Exercises for Older Adults


Optional: Sitting and Standing Exercises for Older Adults

Series of simple sitting and standing exercises for less active older adult group exercise programs.  Make sure you assess your group to determine which of these exercises can be done safely with your participants.  Adapt exercises for low level participants.  Remind participants to not do exercises that they have been advised are contraindicated to their conditions.

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Read the following manual chapters – Appendix F: ACTIVATOR Exercises

Going uphill

Keep your poles more upright and in front of you. Lean forward slightly, and use the poles to help push you up the hill. If necessary, bend your elbows, but remember to transition back to the straight arm technique at the top of the hill
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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