Core Strength is a chair-based Pilates program that will transform your body from the inside out. This gentle program uses a resistance band to build strength and flexibility in the upper and lower body.
The Stronger Seniors® Core Fitness Chair Exercise Program is designed by Stott Pilates Instructor Trainer and Faculty Provider Anne Pringle Burnell to help seniors develop the core foundation of the Body. The muscles of the Abdominals, the Lower Back, and the Pelvic Floor support the spine and internal organs, essential to the overall fitness of the body.
Core Strength is based on the teachings of Joseph Pilates, modified for the chair to make Pilates routines easy for Seniors and the mobility challenged.
Resistance band exercise not only provides for excellent muscle build up, but it definitely increases flexibility and range of motion. For those suffering from any movement impairing disabilities, band exercise can ease the discomfort and improve upon your range of motion.
The best part of resistance band exercise is there is virtually no impact. Multiple Sclerosis patients who can barely walk utilize resistance bands to keep the blood flowing through their legs by doing a few stretches with the band wrapped around the thighs.
Anne is an Instructor at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Stronger Seniors can be viewed at youtube.com/strongerseniors
About Anne Burnell
Anne Pringle Burnell created the Stronger Seniors® Chair Exercise Program. Her program is offered by ACE and AFAA for CECs, and Anne has trained hundreds of personal trainers at workshops across the country.
Ms. Burnell is a Continuing Education Provider and Instructor Trainer for Stott Pilates, for the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA), training Certified Personal Trainers in the special needs of Senior Citizens.
Ms. Burnell has also been a Faculty for the National Council on Aging.
Her other certifications include: Nia Technique, Kickboxing, Cycling, Aquatics, Seniors Instruction, and Pre- & Postnatal exercise.
Ms. Burnell has been a guest instructor at resorts throughout the U.S. and Carribean, and an Faculty Presenter for the National Council on Aging/American Society of Aging and the American Cancer Society.
Anne is an educator at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Center for Life and Learning, Chicago, the Peninsula Spa, and Elements in Motion, a Stott PilatesTM Certification Center in Chicago.
Ms. Burnell also developed the Peyow® Aqua Pilates program which premiered at the prestigious Peninsula Spa in Chicago. The course is certified for CECs by the Aquatic Exercise Association. --StrongerSeniors.com
My wife and I have gone to pilates classes for seniors using machines. But the classes are on the expensive side. So we tried a few pilates DVD's and most all are for younger, more flexible people. Since we are in our mid 60's and in pretty good shape, we wanted a program that challenged our ability. Most of the DVD's we tried mostly catered to seniors with some sort of physical quality that limited their abilities. Stonger Seniors has been the perfect program for our age group. The program is professionaly produced and Anne Pringle is the prefect instructor and moderator. She explains every step and clarfies why its being done.
We have been using it for 4 months and do the program 3 days a week and still enjoy it. It has made us more flexible and I don't feel like a big heap of muscle pain when I do outdoor activities such as snow removal. We have also purchased her Stonger Seniors Yoga and Stretch and Strenthening DVD's and we love them. --AFR Royersfield, PA
I have tried to find all of Anne Pringle Burnell's CDs for Stronger Seniors Sitting Exercises. They really work and her style is relaxed and informed. Super! --Kathryn A. Kirleis, FL