Armchair Fitness: Yoga Health

Pat Hulburt
Year Released: 1994

Categories: Seniors/Seated

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If you are looking for a fitness video for an elderly parent, this is a great one to try. I wanted something for my mother who is frail but still needs some sort of physical activity. There are routines for arms, legs, hands, feet, etc. and according to my mother, they are similar to the ones she did during Occupational Therapy a few years ago. Because all the exercises are seated, I don't have to worry about her losing her balance or falling while keeping her muscles and joints active. Overall, I am thrilled to have found this one.

Description on the label: "Safe & enjoyable workouts in a chair for people of all ages. Master teacher and health educator Pat Hulbert leads participants in three 27-minute routines of breathing for relaxation, coordinated stretching, and yoga movements while seated in a chair."

Because of the special-interest nature of this video, it doesn't seem to be widely distributed. You will probably have to order this one directly from the instructor, through an internet search. I initially discovered it at the library.

Instructor Comments:
Gives good cues, encouraging, pleasant to listen to and easy to understand. She has experience instructing exercises in nursing homes.