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Fit on Fox: Balance

Steve Glazier exercises with the older crowd in this segment, focusing on the prevention of future falls!
In the distance, Joan (100 yrs of age!) keeps moving by exercising (FOX44/ABC22)
In the distance, Joan (100 yrs of age!) keeps moving by exercising (FOX44/ABC22)
You're never too old to exercise! Well there are significant physical limitations that occur as we age, but there is a class that is defying slowing down.

It's called the Rippling Steel Perfect People Exercise Class and it meets twice a week, Monday and Friday at 10-11 a.m. at the Pines Senior Living Community. That location is just off Dorset Street in South Burlington, Vermont.

Fit on Fox Host Steve Glazier, aged 27 years, joined the class of older men and women for this edition of the fitness segment. In fact, Steve placed himself right next to the oldest person there, Joan who is 100 years old!

Sherrill Musty is the Certified Personal Trainer for the class and here's the following exercise that she promotes. You can do this at home too.

CARDIO to increase energy, endurance, and immune system. Every day elevate your heart rate for 30 minutes somehow. Examples: Brisk walking in halls, include stairs when ready.

HOVERS to develop strong quads (thigh muscles) From a chair, stand up half way, weight back on heels, and hold for count of 5. Repeat several times without using hands to push off the chair. Aim to break your record.

HEEL RAISES to strengthen calves and feet. Standing, supported by solid counter or table, rise up on toes with straight legs then lower slowly, repeating until calves won't let you do any more.

BALANCE essential prevention of falls. Practice with solid counter or table at hand, standing on one foot, several times a day or whenever in front of sink. Be mindful and concentrate on holding longer and longer with each day.

STRETCH flexibility for neck, legs, back, arms, shoulders, torso. Simply repeat stretches at leisure or in front of TV. Hold stretches steady, dropping tension and letting gravity take over.

You can contact Sherrill about the program here: sheskies@gmail.com. 
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