Exercise

Exercising regularly is critical as we get older to our health, fitness and mobility.  Tone up, slim down and strengthen your body with this selection of short workouts that you can do in the comfort of your own home.  Floor exercises may be done lying on a bed if preferred.

Exercise When Older

Being fit helps us stay well and to enjoy life. It helps us to stay independent – and it is never too late to start! Exercise is good for the brain as well as our health and fitness!

Why Medically, is Posture so Important?

Neuro-physiotherapist JD Hylton demonstrates what happens to our spine when our posture deteriorates with age – and why it is vital that we make the effort toward correcting it!

Ageing and Activity

Fitness expert Mary Morris and Rosemary discuss the importance of activity as we grow older and why keeping a positive attitude is vital to feeling young.

So why bother Exercising?

Rosemary asks Mary Morris MSc., choreographer of the exercise routines on this site, why exercising is even more important as we age. Mary explains that, no matter at what age you start, the benefits are swift and remarkable.

Seated Warm Up

Warming up before any workout is really important. Follow this warm-up session before the other seated workouts in this section. If you are very new to exercise you may find this workout is enough for you initially. By starting with this programme you can help your body become familiar with the moves in a gentle fashion whilst mobilising the joints.

Seated Aerobics

Ideal for those who are uncomfortable at the thought of doing standing aerobics, fitness supremo Mary Morris has created a brilliant workout you can do from a chair.

Seated Strength Workout

Maintaining muscle strength is vital to health but not everyone is able to do a strength workout from the floor or whilst standing. Here fitness expert Mary Morris teaches a safe and highly effective strength workout from a chair.

The Forever Young Workout

Workout with Rosemary in this full length strength workout. This was first illustrated in her book ‘Secrets of Staying Young’ which featured Rosemary and her 89 year old mother-in-law, Jeanne.

Leg Strengthener and Bottom Toner

This short sequence will help to keep your legs fit and strong and your bottom toned. Having strong leg muscles is vital if we are to maintain our independence as we get older.

Flexibility

Maintaining our flexibility is really important for us to be able to stay independent as we get older. This simple exercise routine can really help loosen up our upper body and improve our posture.