“Boomers Exercise Routine”

Beginners Level: Session #1

You may have noticed some subtle changes in your body as you’ve gracefully banked a few more years of “living the good life”.

Perhaps there are a few more pounds on your loveable frame, you know this because:

You can’t bend down to tie your shoes like you used to.

The 10 pound bag of potatoes now feels like 20.

You laughed so hard at a movie that you thought you broke a rib.

You can’t remember when you painted your toenails last because you can no longer see or feel your toes.

You can’t remember if you let the dog out, because you can’t remember if you even have a dog.

Stretching used to be something you did before a run, now, the only stretching you do is to your waistband.

You tried to read a book without your glasses only to find you were reading a block of cheese.

Anyways, you get the picture.

Even though these may be fun facts, we can actually do something about it.

Everyone knows that diet and exercise are the two main components to a healthy, happy and hopefully long life. Yet we’ve become to lethargic to adhere to these simple facts.

Not anymore my fellow boomers….

In this article we’ll start to reclaim our bodies and our minds.

We have the power to lose weight, to be fit and to reverse many of the aging factors we’ve had to deal with up to now.

“A weekly routine to get you moving and in tip top shape”

What you’ll find on this page is a weekly routine that you can follow to get moving again or keep moving. This routine is designed for Boomers at a beginners level. We all have different levels of fitness, so some of you may find this either too hard or too easy.

Whatever your level, you can increase or decrease it’s effectiveness by adding more reps and/or more weight. There will eventually be 3 sessions on this site, each level increases with difficulty. If you get to Session #3, I guarantee you will be in very good shape.

For this session I’ve created an 8 week cycle, hopefully you can follow along and feel great after the 8 weeks are done.

Do the best you can, some people may be limited by mobility, this is understandable. You may need to tweak certain exercises, this is fine. As long as you’re moving and heading towards the goal of being more fit and more active, then we’ll all be helping each other.

If you finish the 8 weeks and still feel like you are struggling, simply start over. There’s no finish line to keeping fit, as long as you are moving.

Here’s the 8 week challenge:

Week #1Week #2Week #3Week #4

MONDAYYOGAYOGAYOGAYOGA
TUESDAYWEIGHTS
WEDNESDAYCardioCardioFULL BODY
THURSDAYCardio
FRIDAYWEIGHTSFULL BODY
SATURDAYWEIGHTS
SUNDAYYOGA
Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8

MONDAYYOGAFULL BODYFULL BODYFULL BODY
TUESDAYFULL BODYCardioCardioCardio
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAYWEIGHTSWEIGHTSWEIGHTSWEIGHTS
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAYYOGAYOGAYOGAYOGA

VIDEO #1 : 15 Minute Cardio

VIDEO #2 : YOGA FOR Boomers and BEGINNERS

VIDEO #3: “Dumbbell Weight Routine for Boomers and Beginners”

VIDEO #3 : FULL BODY EXERCISE WORKOUT FOR BOOMERS

Good luck and get moving!!

*Remember to consult with your doctor before starting any exercise routine.

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