February Fitness Tip’s with Kerry Engle, Shaker Pointe’s Fitness Director
Beginning Squats for Seniors
Squats are a great beginning exercise because your using a lot of your legs. Your legs have a lot of muscles so you’re targeting many groups with one exercise. A squat is a very functional exercise because it mimics an everyday activity. We all sit and stand multiple times thought out the day. Working this group of muscles is very important in maintaining mobility and balance. The stronger a person can progress with the exercise the longer that person can be independent.
Progressions of the Exercise