These virtual SMART Exercise & Fall Prevention video sessions are intended to provide an alternate way to assist you to stay physically active during COVID-19. Anything shared by the instructors including all articles, videos, photos, audio recordings, and documents of any kind are not a substitute for professional help or medical treatment. Nothing in the virtual SMART Exercise & Fall Prevention sessions is intended to diagnose or treat any pathology or disease of any kind. This virtual exercise session, all media files found on it and the creator of any and all of these files, and anyone featured on these files, cannot be held responsible for any injuries or discomfort that occur. You acknowledge that you are responsible for your level of participation. Before participating in any of the sessions or movements described or portrayed, be sure to consult your medical practitioner
Move to Be Strong is a fun, uplifting seated exercise routine. The song & lyrics were composed by Henry & Susan Boon with a clear message...NO we won't let COVID bring us down! Learn the routine and the lyrics and follow along with your VON SMART fitness friends.
Stay active, stay strong, keep moving.
Bob, a senior himself, is a trained senior fitness and yoga instructor. This chair yoga practice is a gentle way to stay strong, flexible and relaxed. There is also a balance component which is important to prevent falls.
Remember to think about your posture and breathing throughout this session. Go at your own pace.
Susan has been a VON SMART Instructor for over 6 years! This seated exercise session incorporates a gentle warm up, cardio, ball exercises and standing balance. Join Susan as she motivates you to get your body moving for the next 30 minutes. Be sure to go at your own pace, use a sturdy chair.
To improve focus, balance and spatial awareness. The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommends Tai Chi for balance and as an intervention to prevent falls.
Meghan is our Registered Kinesiologist for the VON SMART program. Featured in this video, Meghan facilitates gentle balance exercises. Challenging our balance is an important step in the prevention of falls.