9th June 2004, 01:08 PM
Suggestions for simple group (indoor standing) exercises for a group of old folks?
have to lead a bunch of them next week and i dunno any suitable ones... only thing i know is the saf warmup routine.
9th June 2004, 01:16 PM
This is tricky. Leave it to the trained ones. Better have a small team of doctors and nurses there. An ambulance on standby too.
9th June 2004, 07:21 PM
wah hehe...we dun have the man power or resources for that lah...its juz a simple morning exercise routine. think maybe i juz do some warmups with them thats all.
9th June 2004, 07:38 PM
try going early in the morning to a local CC or park and see how the old folks go about their qigong or taiji routine.. can adapt some ideas. I think the main point is to take it slow and easy with the old folks.
9th June 2004, 09:52 PM
speaking as a PE personnel here.
what is the general health condition of the folks? are they on wheels, or general in the pink of health? or are they feeble just walking around? any forms of skeletal problem/ailment existing in them? and, what is the desired outcome of the exercise?
i understand you mean well, but you have to consider these questions before trying anything.
10th June 2004, 09:33 AM
smple stretching and light walk will do
11th June 2004, 10:59 PM
well some of the old folks have difficulty walking or standing so i think they might opt out of the exercise altogether. actually half of the grp are middle aged able bodied men while the other half are old folks. so i'm thinking of getting the right balance here.