Getting older doesn’t mean we have to feel older. But as we grow older, the risks associated with falling over become greater. If not actively working on it, we start to lose physical strength and bone density, and our sense of balance deteriorates. And that is why balance is “use it or lose it” in principle. You have to work at it. Balance exercises will help with your overall sense of stability as well as strengthen certain areas of your body, including your abdominal and leg muscles, and increase your coordination.
In this quick 10-minute balance workout, trainer Chris Freytag will take you through a series of stretches and strengthening exercises to improve and maintain balance. You’ll do things like single leg balancing, single leg lifts, single leg deadlifts, planks, and several other things too. You’ll also be barefoot to feel the ground underneath.
Whether you are wanting to rehab an injured foot, ankle, knee, or hip, or whether you are just looking to test and improve balance, this is 10 minutes worth spending! If you’re looking for another workout to get you started with beginner strength training, try this 10-minute strength training for beginners workout! All it takes is just 10 minutes a day to feel better and stronger and have more energy throughout the day!
Level: All levels
Instructor: Chris Freytag
Great workout if you can balance. I do not see anything usable for me. I have been trying for one year, with advice from yoga teachers, physical therapist, and online videos, and can only stay on one foot for a wobbly five seconds before falling.
Applause, applause. I’m glad I revisited that one today. Great one to do mid-day when I need a desk break.
Much needed and appreciated. Thank you!