Yoga Stretch is broken into four 10-minute segments; with each serving to bring a higher level of awareness to breathing practices, alignment, flexibility and range-of-motion. Movements made are slow and fluid, and are done in combination with relaxed, even breaths. Proper posture and alignment is emphasized, as well as the idea of bringing balance to the mind, body & breath. All 4 segments are performed to the tune of the relaxing yoga-style music, with segments 1 & 2 being demonstrated in a seated position while BONUS segments 3 & 4 are done lying down. Modifications are provided throughout in order to make it appropriate for anyone of any age and/or capability. Participants will walk away feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
This 35-minute Chair Yoga title has a wide variety of benefits, both physical and mental. It serves to relax the mind as it improves flexibility and lung function. In addition, those who practice regularly report reduced stress and anxiety. The poses flow in a smooth and fluid fashion with modifications provided throughout for those who may have limitations. The instructor’s teaching style encourages participants to fully experience the mind-body connection, thereby bringing balance and harmony to everyday life. Step-by-step instructions make it possible to move seamlessly through the poses, walking away each-and-every time feeling refreshed.
Practicing any one of the FitXpress mind & body DVDs leaves participants feeling energized…ready to make daily personal investments. Such investments are shown to enhance health and wellness, and to improve quality of life. “Invest today!”
Easy Tai Chi is an evidence-based mind and body exercise program developed at the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) in Eugene, OR. Benefits include improvements in balance, strength, flexibility and mobility, as well as reduction in the pain and discomfort associated with arthritis. It also aids in enhancing overall body awareness and balancing the energy between the mind and the body. Easy Tai Chi (ETC) is demonstrated in FOUR 10-minute segments:
1) Seated ETC; step-by-step demo with instructional narrative.
2) Seated ETC; demonstration with music only.
3) Standing ETC; step-by-step demo with instructional narrative.
4) Standing ETC; demonstration with music only.
The 8 forms are demonstrated in both a seated and a standing position in an effort to accommodate individuals with varying capabilities. When performed on a regular basis, the forms have been shown to substantially reduce the risk for falls. Whether the goal is to teach the forms to others, or to use them for personal fitness gains…Easy Tai Chi is said to be a rewarding experience.
Music in Motion provides a basic workout that never leaves the chair. The exercises demonstrated dish up a dose of aerobic exercise…followed by a dash of strength training…and a dollop of stretching and relaxing. The results are likely to include improvements in the strength of the heart and lungs, increased flexibility and mobility and enhancements in overall body awareness. Numerous alternatives are provided throughout the workout so you can become accustomed to the exercises in a slow and safe manner. You’ll continue to be challenged as you become stronger and are able to increase the intensity at which you move. When you work out the FitXpress way…you look forward to it each-and-every day!
This 35-minute title is broken into 3 separate segments that can be used 1-at-a-time for a shorter session, or they can roll from one-to-another for a longer session. This title is designed with the needs of the frail resident/patient (RP) in mind, and has both physical and mental benefits. RPs will love the patriotic tunes and theme as they move to improve their lung function, strength, flexibility and their overall body awareness. Your RPs will also be smiling the entire time which is a great way to reduce stressors and/or anxiety.
Stars & Stripes Fitnesscize puts the FUN into FUNction! The activities are demonstrated in a slow and methodical fashion so as to meet the various needs of RPs who are more frail, and possibly even participating from a wheelchair. Understanding that the human body is designed to move…use this title to get frail RPs moving…increasing their strength and watching them become more able. Before you know it, you’ll have them exercising to the FitXpress Music in Motion title. Being physically active can empower any RP, regardless of their functional capability, to higher levels of functional fitness. Empower your RPs today!
Interactive DVD Designed especially for your frail residents.
Designed to maintain and/or improve an older adult’s functional fitness, Fitting Fitness In, Interactivity DVD, provides empowering tips specific to the physical needs of an individual living independently. This person is not likely to have debilitating physical problems, but has a desire to improve his-or-her quality of life-and-years. The benefits related to becoming acquainted with, and implementing, the exercises include increased strength and flexibility, enhanced balance and lung function, greater body awareness, improved sleep patterns, mood and MUCH more!$21.95 In Stock
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Chair Pilates is a 35-minute mind & body production that emphasizes slow, fluid movements coupled with intentional breaths and engagement of the various core muscles responsible for everyday movements as well as support of the internal organs. The purposeful efforts associated with efforts such as Pilates have been shown to assist in efforts associated with performing activities of daily living (e.g. getting up from a chair, getting out of bed, etc.). This workout encourages you will be encourages the mind/body connection as you work to lengthen-and-strengthen the various muscle groups. Your efforts will leave you feeling taller-and-stronger than ever before, and provide a certain sense of harmony and well being. Best of all…the easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions make performance of the exercises possible for almost anyone of any age and/or capability. Choose to move with the calming, soothing music provided or…eliminate the music all together and play your own tunes.
The Movement for Memory Care - 3 Pak is designed to create feelings of success as your residents perform the gentle movements found within each title. The reminiscent tunes will bring smiles to their faces while the on-screen peer presence will serve to keep them engaged. They will also appreciate the instructor’s personal touch.
Titles are segmented, and are safe done individually or consecutively. The movements are demonstrated in a clear-and-concise manner AND…they are safe, fun and effective.
*Tai Chi Made Easy (18 min.) provides a modified version of the FitXpress Easy Tai Chi title; an adaptation of an evidence-based program from the Oregon Research Institute (2002).
*Movement Made Simple (4 10-min. segments) includes a combination of functional movements and stretches.
*Simply Stretch (2 15-min. segments) gently combines the elements of flexibility with a healthy dose of relaxation.
Empower your residents with the Movement for Memory Care Multi-pak.$36.95 In Stock
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Made up of 7 of our top selling DVDs, the 7-pak consists of the following; Stars & Stripes, Music in Motion, Chair Pilates, Easy Tai Chi, Upper Body & Core Strength, Lower Body & Core Strength and Yoga Stretch. This wide array of titles allows you, the activity/recreation pro, to offer a wide variety of classes AND associated benefits too! The benefits vary to a small degree from title-to-title and include functional basics such as increased strength & flexibility, improved balance & lung function, enhanced body awareness & much more!
All 7 titles are class-formatted and performed from the chair. They vary with regard to their themes and the differing reminiscent background music that will be enjoyed by those who participate. The overarching goal is that of creating feelings of success for your residents. The movements found within each-and-every title are demonstrated in clear-and-concise manner AND…are safe, fun & effective!$69.95 In Stock
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