Strengthen your core and boost your confidence with 5-minute exercise routines for seniors
Having a strong core can improve mobility, reduce aches and pains, prevent falls, and build everyday confidence. 5-Minute Core Exercises for Seniors makes it easy to incorporate daily exercise for seniors, with a collection of 40 individual movements and 25 quick routines for strengthening the major core muscles.
This guide to exercise for seniors helps you:
- Get to know your core—Learn the muscle groups that make up your core, the benefits of keeping them strong, the importance of breathing and stretching, and the latest science behind exercise for seniors.
- Enjoy a wide variety of exercises—Discover a range of seated, standing, on-the-mat, and weighted exercises that mimic everyday movement and don't require any special equipment.
- Follow step-by-step instructions—Find how-tos and illustrations for engaging the right muscles and preventing injury, as well as tips to increase or decrease the intensity of each movement to meet your needs.
Improve strength, balance, and confidence with this detailed introduction to core exercise for seniors.
About the Author
CINDY BREHSE is an Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and Silver Sneakers certified group fitness instructor, as well as a Golden Hearts Active at Any Age Senior Fitness Specialist. She’s especially focused on the challenges of the over-50 population, helping them use fitness to maintain a strong quality of life and a healthy, positive mindset.
TAMI BREHSE DZENITIS helps small- and medium-size businesses perfect their digital marketing messaging and create content that drives sales. She manages operations and content for FitnessWithCindy.com.
“For seniors who are bombarded with advice from trainers of all ages, Cindy Brehse’s book is a breath of fresh air. She brings a lifetime of teaching movement to give you exercise routines that are both fun and sustainable. Beautiful illustrations depict each step of the exercises (and realistically show what we look like in our golden years).” —Joan Bragar, EdD, retired professor from Boston University School of Public Health and author of Never Too Late for Love: The Successful Woman's Guide to Online Dating in the Second Half of Life
“Starting a fitness routine later in life can be daunting and discouraging. Cindy and Tami’s book squashes those feelings with a lighthearted, entertaining approach to exercising. The illustrations and explanations are concise and easy to understand. If you’re looking for a way to not only improve your health but your confidence as well, pick up this book! It’s a must-read not only for seniors but for any fitness professional working with the senior population.” —Lisa Heid, wellness coordinator, fitness instructor, and personal trainer
“Cindy Brehse is truly a health warrior who walks the talk. Cindy lives and maintains her recovery through her work, diet, and lifestyle. Dedicated to fitness and health, she teaches others through her example. A wonderful, powerful spirit. By following Cindy's direction you will recover what you have lost and keep moving the goal line!” —S. Yevette Sutter, RN, CCT, certified nutritionist