Silverfit

A fantastic series of online workouts, brought to you by our instructors, that can be followed in the comfort of your own home with little or no equipment required!

 

Launch of Silverfit @Home - senior workout videos

Silverfit @Home launched in March 2020, due to the then suspension of our Silverfit exercise sessions due to COVID-19.

All content remains on our channel for Silverfitters to do in their own time.

Silverfit @Home YouTube channel, can be found here.

We are providing these videos on our YouTube channel free of charge so there are no restrictions on who can enjoy them. However, should you wish to donate towards the production and staff/instructors costs involved, we have created a Just Giving page to give you the opportunity to do so:

Sunday 28th March marked one whole year of our Silverfit @Home YouTube channel! We can’t quite believe it’s been a year!

Over 170 instructed videos.

We are so happy that despite what has been a rollercoaster of a year, we’ve been able to provide our members and the wider general public with free home workouts to keep your activity levels up. It has been received so positively – reading your feedback on the difference it has made to your lives is always so uplifting and makes it all worthwhile indeed!

Our workout videos include:
Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Cheerleading, Zumba, Tango, Bollywood Dance, Nordic Walking at home, Walking Football and Fitness – by a variety of different instructors.

We want to say a big thank you to all of the instructors who have taken the time to record videos for us, keeping our channel consistent and full of variety for our members!

WHAT OUR MEMBERS HAVE TO SAY…

“Thanks to Silverfit for providing us with such a variety of videos. They kept me fit during the first lockdown and gave me a regular routine to look forward to and new ones to try. I am sure that I will appreciate them even more during the next lockdown. Much appreciated!”

“I am enjoying the cheerleading videos – can’t wait for more to come. All the stuff you have put on has been a life line as I cannot go out, I am on the high risk list so it’s been my salvation.”

“Very grateful for your service”

“You are doing a wonderful job. I hope more and more people will connect with you”

“Brilliant idea. Very glad it’s there.”

“Thank you SO much Petrica! I am 66 and I so enjoyed that. I used to go to LBTs years ago and haven’t done any exercise for ages.”

“Enjoyable and inclusive”

“Always fun”

“I keep dipping in to this one and the other Tango classes as they are such fun and good for balance… Thank you so much everyone. Just the right amount of difficulty and challenge.”

“I am so grateful for the videos. I have been absolutely amazed and delighted by the number that have kept appearing! They are brilliant, and the sheer range has helped me through all the different physical states I have been in since March! The positivity of the instructors has been inspiring. Thank you so so much, everyone. You have really helped.”

 

 

 

Believe it or not, you can get effective exercise from a chair! Whether it’s from your office, the comfort of your own home or in a class format, chair exercises are a great low-impact way to incorporate movement into your routine. Here are some Fitness, Qi Gong and Yoga sessions adapted for sitting on a chair or the floor.

Seated workouts – 10 session playlist

Exercise improves your strength, flexibility and posture, which in turn will help with balance, coordination, and reducing the risk of falls. Strength training also helps alleviate the symptoms of chronic conditions such as arthritis.

Fitness with Petrica

  1. Balance, Core, Weights Programme with Petrica – 10 session playlist
  2. Legs, Bums and Tums 
  3. 5 Essential Exercises for the over 60s

Fitness with Emily

  1. Mobilise back and joints
  2. Promote Symmetry and Balance
  3. Coordination, Balance and Reflex
  4. Mobilisation, Cardio Fitness
  5. Wall Strength
  6. Useful Upper Body Strength
  7. Full body workout
  8. A fun sock workout!
  9. Get out of bed routine!
  10. How to avoid tripping!
  11. Aerobics
  12. Kitchen circuit workout!
  13. Mobilisation, Strength and Coordination
  14. Slow Ageing with Exercise

Fitness with Kristin

  1. Strength training session – mainly standing
  2. Seated workout
  3. Core Workout – seated
  4. Lower body strengthening
  5. Upper Body Workout – Seated
  6. Chair fitness with Kristin
  7. Cardio and Core workout
  8. Upper body mobility
  9. Leg Strength and Cardio
  10. Full Body Chair Workout
  11. Low Impact, High Intensity Workout
  12. Chair ‘Bit of everything’ workout
  13. Head to Toe Strength Workout

Fitness with Oggie – our over 50 instructor!

  1. Mobility Stretching and Resistance 
  2. Core Workout
  3. Balance Exercises
  4. Full Body Workout
  5. Shoulder Mobility and Strength
  6. Full Body Workout 2 
  7. All Over Body Weight Workout
  8. Full Body Workout 3 
  9. Balance Workout 2 
  10. All over body workout 3 
  11. Lower Body Workout
  12. Full Body Workout 4
  13. All Over Body Workout – Beginners
  14. Hips, Pelvis & Shoulder Workout

Both the physical and mental aspects of dance make it one of the best overall health practices for seniors to boost independence, mobility, balance, mood, and overall wellness.

Dance Aerobics with Rosaria

  1. Dance with Rosaria!
  2. Dance with Rosaria session 2
  3. Dance with Rosaria session 3
  4. Dance with Rosaria session 4 
  5. Dance with Rosaria session 5 – including useful breathing techniques
  6. Dance with Rosaria session 6

Zumba with Zsofia – full body, cardio workout

Zumba with Zsofia – 4 session playlist

Bollywood with Tamanna – a fun, full body workout

Bollywood Dance with Tamanna – 4 session playlist

Tango – for Balance and Posture, with Olga and Vadym

Tango, Balance and Posture – multi session playlist

 

Cheerleading is a whole body workout. You build strength by rehearsing weekly, particularly in your lower body, shoulders and core. Also helps with coordination and flexibility.

With Zoe

  1. Part 1 of the ‘9 to 5’ routine
  2. Part 2 of ‘9 to 5’ routine
  3. Elvis ‘Jailhouse Rock’ routine
  4. ‘Disco Inferno’ routine
  5.  ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’ routine
  6.  ‘Summer of 69’ routine
  7. ‘Baby Love’ routine
  8. ‘Waterloo’ routine
  9. ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ routine
  10. ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ routine

With Bianca

  1. ‘I Will Survive’ routine
  2. ‘I Will Survive’ routine pt.2
  3. ‘Don’t stop me now’ routine  pt.1
  4. ‘Don’t stop me now’ routine pt. 2

With Jenny

  1. ‘Hot Stuff’ routine
  2. ‘Disco Inferno’ *new* routine part 1
  3. ‘Disco Inferno’ *new* routine part 2
  4. ‘Man I feel Like a Woman’ routine part 1
  5. ‘Man I feel like a woman’ – part 2

Gentle exercises that help seniors improve balance and prevent falls.

Qi Gong with James

Qi Gong – 7 session playist

Tai Chi with James

Tai Chi with James – 6 session playlist

Tai Chi with Michael

  1. Tai Chi with Michael

Nordic walking will burn more calories, raise your heart rate higher & you’ll walk faster than ordinary walking

1. Nordic Walking Indoors with Carolyn
2. Fitness with Johanna for Nordic Walkers

As people get older, they can lose some of their balance and coordination. Pilates increases strength and flexibility in both the core and the legs, which positively affects balance.

Pilates with Brigit

  1. Basic sequence 
  2. Relaxing Sequence
  3. Energetic Sequence
  4. Upper back, shoulder and neck health
  5. Flexibility and Mobility
  6. Better Breathing 
  7. Joint Health
  8. Leg Strength (Standing)
  9. Upper Body Strength
  10. Classic Pilates Moves
  11. Hip & Thigh Moblility and Strength
  12. Neck Health
  13. Gentle Balance
  14. Strong and Stable Hips
  15. Stretch and Relax
  16. All over workout
  17. Back Muscles workout
  18. The Side Body
  19. Joints and Joint Health 2
  20. Mid Back
  21. Knee Strength
  22. Stretching Exercises
  23. Arm Workout
  24. Strength, Stretch & Balance 
  25. Lower Back
  26. Pelvic Floor Workout
  27. Energise tired legs
  28. Classic Set – All abilities
  29. Improve Alignment and Range of Motion
  30. Side Bends and Twists
  31. Joint Health 3

Anyone who often struggles with pain, joint stress, imbalance, osteoarthritis, and other physical limitations, can benefit from incorporating a yoga practice into their daily routine.

 

Yoga with Chri

  1. Yoga with Chris
  2. Yoga with Chris – Session 2
  3. ‘DIY Yoga class’ 
  4. Warriors, Strength & Steadfastness
  5. Scaravelli inspired session
  6. Yoga with Chris – Ready for the year ahead!
  7. Yoga with Chris – longer session
  8. New moves & old familiars
  9. Joints & Chakras
  10. Keep going – motivational session

8 session series based around Chakras
The word chakra literally means a “spinning wheel”—an apt metaphor, as spirit uses the chakras to weave the fabric of life. The chakras govern our behaviour, shape our emotional life, give expression to our deepest desires, and build the structure of our physical body and personality

  1. Muladhara Chakra
  2. Svadhishthana Chakra
  3. Manipura Chakra
  4. Anahata Chakra
  5. Vishuddha Chakra
  6. Ajna Chakra
  7. Sahasrara Chakra
  8. Combining all 8 Chakras

Yoga with Laura

  1. Gentle Yoga with Laura – also suitable for those in a chair
  2. Gentle  Yoga with Laura – Session 2

Chair Yoga with Laura

    1. Chair Yoga
    2. Chair Yoga – Session 2
    3. Chair Yoga – Session 3 

Walking football offers a multitude of health benefits to older people such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke while improving blood pressure.
  1. Walking Football with Ollie
  2. Walking Football with Ollie – Session 2 

Increases energy and improves immune system functioning by reducing cortisol (the main stress hormone) levels in the bloodstream. Reduces and control blood pressure. Decreases muscle tension and aches often associated with feeling stressed and anxious.

Meditation with Emma Grace