Written by Kathryn Eyring
I’ve been in Dallas, Texas this week working on a new certification as a Functional Aging Specialist.
Functional performance workouts build our bodies and brains, helping us to do what we NEED to do, LIKE to do, and WANT to do as we’re aging gracefully!
Exercise classes have traditionally included flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance training, but the newer classes are adding cognitive games and more power (bursts of speed into workouts).
To my surprise…
Power is the BIGGEST predictor of functional performance in aging adults
and is proven to be SAFE at any age (unless the doctor says otherwise).
In other words, people who intentionally practice intervals of fast movements, like jumps, skips, and punches, revitalize their bodies and cognitive abilities! It’s more important than I’d ever understood before.
This conference was a life changer for me. I’ll be teaching my classes with new techniques and adding some power from now on! Stay tuned for new videos I’ll make so you can try powerful exercises at home.
If you want to start
Stay tuned – good stuff coming up!
Please share your comments below…
Have YOU ever tried an exercise class that adds strength, balance, endurance, power, and cognitive games?
Have YOU ever used power in your workouts?