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Older & Wiser Workout for Seniors and Active Older Adults
January 3, 2014
I am 55 years old & wanted a low impact aerobic exercise with no bouncing & no quick turns that get my feet all tangled up & no worries that I might step wrong & injure a knee or throw my back out. I only rated this DVD on the exercise portion as I have some unique health problems so I do not do the strength training or the stretches. Ms. Grant does exercise every muscle with the strength training & stretches which are done from an alternating sitting & standing position. She appears to be knowledgable in all areas of exercise. Ms. Grant does the warm up which gives a careful demonstration on all the steps to be done during the aerobic portion of video. There are 3 women who demonstrate mild, moderate, & advanced moves throughout the video. The 23 minutes of aerobics are divided into three segments. The new steps are slowly introduced in the 1st & 2nd segments with all steps combined in the 3rd segment. She gives cues with plenty of notice. "If I can Que it, you can do it," states Ms. Grant. She points out that you make wise choices & determine your level of exertion. This video is for beginners. Just as the intensity builds to a faster pace & fun level, the segment is over. It is gentle on the joints. I think it is fun. You can go to youtube for a preview of this video. I do not like her other video entitled, Older & Much Wiser because I question the safety of the exercises. If this DVD is too slow, I highly recommend Angie Miller's Absolute Beginners Cardio & Strength Training. It is indeed important to get the right video for you as exercise is vital to any age person, but especially so for the seniors. I hope that I look as good as Ellie, who is in her late 70's, & has a beautiful well kept body. I want to stay mentally fit as well. I am glad that I bought this DVD.