Gentle Workout Set: Who is it For?
Today I want to answer a question we get quite often. What is the Gentle Workout Set, and who is it best for?
I designed The Gentle Workout Set after I realized that a huge number of people need to start their exercise journey from a chair. Everyone should have the choice to begin where they are currently. Some may need to start from the bed. Who knows, maybe I will create an exercise program for them too.
The Gentle Workout Set has four 20 minute workouts. Each one can be started in a chair and then you can move to standing when and if you feel strong enough. The Cardio section gives chair and standing instructions. The Upper Body and Core focuses on resistance using light weights to strengthen arms and back. There are core exercises too that can be done in the chair also. The Lower Body and Balance section does have standing exercises using the chair as a support. If these are not possible for you, the other workouts will still be good for you. This one strengthens muscles that will help with tasks of daily living and lesson our chance of falling. The fourth section is The Light Warm up and Stretch. This one can be done anytime to get your muscles and joints loosened. I have had people tell me that they do this one everyday because it takes away the pain caused by stiff joints. This means less medication. I suggest that you start with the Light Warm Up and Stretch and then try the others. Take it one day at a time.
There is no shame in doing your exercises in a chair. I do it quite often myself. Some days I feel kind of dizzy or light headed and I feel safer in a chair. I can still get a great workout and I feel supported. We all need support sometimes. It is best to have the support and do the exercises. Choosing to strengthen your body no matter the starting point will result in feeling so much better about your body and life. Starting is the key.
If you feel you need a low-stress place to start moving your body, I think The Gentle Workout Set can be a great starting place on your journey to wellness. You can find it here, along with all our other programs.
Good health to you,