This is a wonderful set of workout DVD’s that Gayle produced especially for women over 50. One is on kickboxing, one on weight training and the other uses a body bar.
The one on kickboxing is not turbo kickboxing, but it will help you develop your strength, dexterity, and coordination. Every movement is planned for maximum development, but are not difficult for you to learn to do. It’s fun, burns up a lot of calories and can be done several times a week.
The one on weight training is so important for your bone density. Resistance training must be done on a consistent basis or you can really have some difficulty with osteoporosis. You can use any size weight that works for you, but I recommend 5 to 8 pounds as ideal for most women. You can start with 3 pounds if you want, but build up to at least 5 as soon as possible.
The Body Bar is an actual product that you can buy online at bodybar.com or at a local sports store. It comes in various weights and can be very effective for shoulders, back and chest. It is also effective for use in balance exercises.
By getting all three you can vary your workouts and use different muscles. Each runs from 30 to 45 minutes and can be done in the comfort of your own home, on your own schedule and as dynamic as you want them to be. I used actual women from my gym who are all over 50 — not perfect models or physical specimens. They are every day people who are just trying to stay healthy.