See how we're bringing mobility to older adults

Tiffany Shubert, Ph. D., leads exercises through a virtual translation of the Otago Exercise Program.

Tiffany Shubert, Ph. D., leads exercises through a virtual translation of the Otago Exercise Program.

GiveFit is a mission-based nonprofit focused on making exercise more accessible for older adults. GiveFit has teamed up with Dr. Tiffany Shubert, a Physical Therapist, and expert in aging, health, and wellness, to launch their new balance improvement exercise video series.

The video series is based on the OTAGO Exercise Program (OEP) which has shown to reduce falls between 35 and 40% for older adults.

Learn more about how you can use the program either for yourself or for your community here: givefit.org/otago


Who said you couldn't workout sitting down? 

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When I  think of yoga, I think of incredibly tight clothing, impossible moves where my legs end up in places they don't want to go, and the stress of being surrounded by experts when I feel like a total n00b. Chair yoga is an awesome alternative to traditional yoga, making it more accessible to the beginner while still offering the same benefits, like: 

  1. Improved strength

  2. Improved flexibility

  3. Improved proprioception (knowing where your body is in space) 

  4. Reduced stress

  5. A way to be more social

If you're looking for a local class to get started, check out our calendar here:

https://givefit.joinvint.com/activities/

Can't make it out to the class? Check out our YouTube playlist we created for chair yoga classes: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRbARH4STPlyOH5yJUBikbw

(Scroll down to the bottom where it says "Created Playlists")
 

-Jake

PS, if you're looking for a way to kick off your new year, and build healthy habits, check out our 6-week FREE healthy challenge: https://www.facebook.com/events/317657662409278/

Be More Yoga

I started attending Jude's Saturday morning classes at the Belvedere Hotel in Mt. Vernon (8:15AM weekly) when I first started working on Givefit. It was one of the first free yoga classes I attended, and Jude was the first instructor to embrace the concept of Givefit.

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