Stronger Seniors® Stretch and Strength Chair Exercise Program- Stretching, Aerobics, Strength Training, and Balance. Improve flexibility, muscle and bone strength, circulation, heart health, and stability. Developed by Anne Pringle Burnell
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The Stronger Seniors Stretch & Strength Workout Program is designed by Certified Fitness Instructor Anne Pringle Burnell to help seniors develop strength and to enhance the ability to function in daily life. These two fitness DVDs work together to improve your ability to be stable and balanced, to stay mobile, to go up and down stairs, to squat and pick something up, and to play with your grandchildren! Exercise at home regularly with the Stronger Seniors Stretch & Strength Program to increase flexibility, gain strength, and improve heart health and balance. The Stronger Seniors Stretch and Strength Chair Exercise DVDs are: designed specifically for seniors and the elderly, are performed in a slow, relaxing pace; and are safe, simple and effective. This set contains two DVDs containing two complete programs.
Why do Seniors choose this Anne Pringle Burnell's Stronger Seniors Stretch and Strength Program? Many say it is Anne's vibrant personality on the screen, making exercise fun and easy to follow. Others say that having other seniors in the video make them feel more confident and able to do the exercises. If you want to get started with an exercise program, YOU will feel confident ordering this program, knowing that you will benefit from Anne's instruction.
The 'Stretch' program will gently guide you through movements that will loosen up your joints and muscles, while increasing your flexibility and mobility. Stretching is so important! The 'Strength' program has 3 parts-Chair Aerobics, Weight Training in a chair, and exercises that will specifically improve your balance. Stretch and Strength covers all the bases. By following this carefully designed chair exercise program, you will meet the recommendations of doctors and health professionals to improve health and help prevent chronic illness. Stay strong! --StrongerSeniors.com<br \><br \>Hello Anne, We follow your DVDs and LOVE them. The group asked me to email you in hopes of persuading you to create more Stretch, Strength and Core exericse DVDs. Of all the DVDs we do, you are by far the favorite. We appreciate your tone of voice, clear instruction, gentle yet challenging workouts and music. I hope you do consider additional DVDs. We'd be the first to order. Many thanks for your motivation, enthusiasm and guidance in staying healthy. --Korena Thomen, Clinical Health Educator, Kaiser Permanente<br \><br \>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 an instructor at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She is a Continuing Education Provider 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 is also Faculty for the National Council on Aging. Anne is one of only 150 Instructor Trainers worldwide for Stott PilatesTM, and is fully certified on all apparatuses. 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 Caribbean, and an educational presenter for the National Council on Aging/American Society of Aging and the American Cancer Society. Anne is educator at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Center for Older Adults, 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 Chicago. The course is certified for CECs by the Aquatic Exercise Association.
The Stronger Seniors® Workout Program is designed by Certified Fitness Instructor and Faculty Provider Anne Pringle Burnell to help seniors develop strength and to enhance the ability to function in daily life. These two fitness DVDs work together to improve your ability to be stable and balanced, to stay mobile, to go up and down stairs, to squat and pick something up, and to play with your grandchildren! --Stronger Seniors® Chair Exercise Programs Live Strong, Live Long<br \><br \>Hello Anne, We follow your DVDs and LOVE them. The group asked me to email you in hopes of persuading you to create more Stretch, Strength and Core exercise DVDs. Of all the DVDs we do, you are by far the favorite. We appreciate your tone of voice, clear instruction, gentle yet challenging worko --StrongerSeniors.com
Hello Anne, We follow your DVDs and LOVE them. The group asked me to email you in hopes of persuading you to create more Stretch, Strength and Core exericse DVDs. Of all the DVDs we do, you are by far the favorite. We appreciate your tone of voice, clear instruction, gentle yet challenging workouts and music.
I hope you do consider additional DVDs. We'd be the first to order. Many thanks for your motivation, enthusiasm and guidance in staying healthy. --Karen Thomen, Clinical Health Educator, Kaiser Permanente
We love them. We like the longer one the best so use it on Mon. and Fri. then use the 44 min. on Wed. There are between 45- 50 seniors each day. We love it. We use the 51 min. one on Mon. and Fri. the 44 min. on Wed. We usually have between 45-50 Seniors each week. Thank you for making it available to us/ --Betty Morain, San Juan Capistrano (CA) Seniors
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The set comes with two DVDs; one has a stretching routine and the other has strength and balance exercises. Each routine is about 45 minutes long and are mostly done in a sturdy kitchen chair. Although I got these for Mom's benefit, my partner and I (both in late 50's) have taken to doing the exercises with Mom. We alternate the two DVD's 5-6 days a week and we've all three noted that we feel much better. I've bought other exercise DVDs, but they tend to have young contortionists leading the program. The routines are usually too hard and we end up hurting something and quitting. With this set I feel like I get about 70 percent of the benefit of a more intense stretching and arm strength workout with about 5 percent of the pain and injury. For example, for the weightlifing section, Mom uses 3 pound weights and I use 5 pound weights. We've both seen significant improvements in arm and shoulder flexibility and strength. The most important gain has been in Mom's balance and stability. She can now get out of her recliner easily, and she's much less tottery when she walks.
I've been so impressed with the gains we've all made that I've ordered the set for my older sister and the mothers of several close friends. I've also shown the set to my physician and Mom's physician. They're both going to recommend to other patients. Given the high prevalence and serious consequences of falls in the elderly, I urge you to invest in this for any elderly loved one. My partner and I do other weekly excersises (walking, kayaking, Wii Fit, biking), but still find a lot of benefit in the exercises on these DVDs. My Mom likes the fact that the folks doing the exercises on the video are more like her than in most videos.
The only issue you might have is helping an elderly person set up the DVD player and change the discs every day. Mom couldn't get the hang of the TiVo and DVD remotes, so it's good that she has me here. Also, you might watch your senior the first time or two to make sure they are doing the exercises correctly so as to not strain anything. Mom took a little coaching on some of the forms. Now she's a pro.
I ordered two other DVDs in the Stronger Seniors series (Yoga and Pilates). Neither of those worked as well for us. The yoga was too hard for Mom and we didn't like the second instructor as well as the original instructor. The Pilates DVD uses stretch bands, but the exercises seem less intense and helpful. Surprisingly, Mom didn't like it as well because the workout is a few minutes shorter.
Sorry for the long review, but I can't over emphasize how pleased our family is with these DVDs. I urge you to get this for your own health or for any senior you care about. FYI, I had never heard of Anne Pringle Burnell before I found these DVDs in an Amazon search. Now she's a hero at our house.
- I am 62 and under chemotherapy for lymphoma and wanted exercise that I COULD DO as it is recommended to exercise during and after chemo.
- I have exercised on and off my whole life starting in my 20s and it always makes me feel better -- gives me a mental, emotional, and physical boost
- Due to the chemo I have lost (hopefully temporarily!) energy and stamina so standing to exercise is not an option for me now
- Wanted both stretch and strength as both are important as I have taken the shape of a chair after working in offices for 38 years and tend to carry a lot of shoulder and neck tension
- Positive reviews
- the Instructor! She is obviously a very kind and warm person with a calming voice. Important to me to have caring instructors
- the STRETCH routine works on the upper body (neck, shoulders, arms, waist) and includes hamstring stretches along with core strength
exercises so it is a complete routine
- music works underneath the routine and does not overwhelm it and is positive and calming to listen to
- you can modify the routine to suit your needs; today i just did the upper body routines as I strained a muscle in my lower back
- I felt a difference right away in my upper body and in my energy
- I would recommend to people of all ages
- Stretch is 44 minutes which may be a little long for the time conscious but the flip side is it does give you a total body workout.
I will review the STRENGTH video when I do it.
Well worth the money. A very well thought out routine with good visual cues to keep you focused. Thanks Anne! BTW I was given the all clear for the cancer. I write about it because there may be other cancer patients looking for something they can do while in therapy.
9/20/16 Strength Program
I found myself laughing while doing this program -- it is fun and uplifting. There are 3 parts: warm ups and aerobics, weights, and balance. I was able to do the whole thing and greatly enjoyed it. This week I am challenging myself to do the entire dvd with stretch one day and strength the next. I am looking forward to seeing the results. a great find and a great buy!