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Lets try this for a topic and see where it leads.

Some of us have never stepped foot in a gym or fitness club.

Now we are faced with age creeping up and/or an injury to deal with.

Up until now, our normal daily activities and other interest, such as golf, mountain biking, hiking (fill in your favorite activity_______) kept us reasonably ready to ski when winter rolled around. Now it takes longer to stretch out and warm up in order to ski decently and it also takes more time than we wish to get the endurance back.

It seems logical that static training methods, IE: using the various machines without the balance aspect would be beneficial if for no other reason than to get someone interested, and dedicated to a general fitness routine. Does that make sense?

Then as time progresses, maybe try some of the more "dynamic" stuff that works stability and balance as well.

My intent is to get some thoughts on how to begin.

All that make the club a second home have to remember that like most new things, taking that first step can be intimidating.



post #2 of 2
Touche!! You are, of course correct. For many people, starting their very first fitness program on balance equipment is like teaching a brand new skier to ski, er well, without a wedge. UH OH!

My husband, BTW, is an excellent skier, but he's not too fond of the gym. And he's always making fun of the steps, balls, slides we use in fitness. His question "Why do you trainers keep coming up with things that everybody can fall off of?"

The people that I tend to nag are the ones who seem to have been working out for awhile, but are still doing the same old, sme old. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

So definitely, start your program with static weight equipment. But later, I'm sure you will find that the balance toys are a whole lot more fun!
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