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NASFKAB SparkPoints: (207,526)
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7/13/13 12:44 A

do my own thing using these videos as a model

PEGGIE57 SparkPoints: (93,056)
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7/10/13 10:51 P

I'm not over 60, but I just dance to whatever music I like which is usually Contemporary Christian. I put on a CD & start dancing! Sometimes I listen to a radio station or go to comcasts music choice & select the type of music I like.

GRAPHICS2 Posts: 3,746
7/10/13 10:47 P

I am 73 and I tried the Bollywood dancing yesterday, I went at my own pace and found it quite enjoyable. Some moves I didn't even attempt, I just went back to the basic move. Ii was amazing how quickly the 14 mins went

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7/10/13 9:49 P

they have a Bollywood video on Spark but it might be too strenuous for elders I also dance moving my arms vigorously 20 minutes of that is enough for me am 71

BETZYGIRL Posts: 811
7/9/13 9:15 P

I am SO glad I decided to look at this forum! You all gave me some great ideas. In this weather I can't walk outside as much as I would like, and being in the country on a fairly busy blacktop I have to be careful when walking. This gives me something I can do in the house and actually enjoy! emoticon

GETUP-N-GOGIRL Posts: 8,286
7/9/13 8:55 P

Your quite welcome CRUMP8470!

CBMOM3 Posts: 36
7/9/13 5:23 P

I also recommend the Leslie Sansone she is great. I got her 5 mile walk DVD and do as many as I feel I can. Some days are better than others but its your own pace. emoticon

CRUMP8470 Posts: 29
7/9/13 2:43 P

thanks Susy. i have a knee injury and getting down to the floor and back up again is not the best feeling. it makes me lose momentum. i will definitely try Leslie and will turn down the volume and find some "blast from the past" sounds.

NASFKAB SparkPoints: (207,526)
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7/6/13 9:03 P

great idea JROBSON2

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6/18/13 11:44 P

Leslie Sansone is my go to video, I have used them off and on for years and they are simple steps and if you ever find something to challenging you just go back to walking in place. I know the steps and I will put on some music and just do a variety of those steps until I am worked my heart rate up and start to get warm, and then when I am almost to the number of minutes I was shooting for I slow it down to help my heartbeat return to normal. I do these in the backyard when I am out with the dog. It helps to pep me up first thing in the morning and if I get in 10 minutes, if I don't feel like getting in anymore exercise I have my goal met for the day and I don't have to worry about it and if I am up to it I can get in a bonus session later in the day!! Good luck and keep moving!! emoticon

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6/18/13 8:35 P

thanks for the tip

WILKYX2 Posts: 1
1/20/13 3:26 P

Almost 70 yoa Used to love to dance. Now get sob and have pacemaker. Music is a motivator. I am new, please help me. emoticon

155HEREICOME SparkPoints: (7,631)
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1/20/13 2:07 P

I haven't checked it out, but Jane Fonda, last year, just put out a new video, but I think it is with weights, not dancing, they were at costco, not sure if they are still there

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1/20/13 10:58 A

My bad...I should have mentioned that if your exercise space is carpeted, you need to be particularly careful about the fitness shoes you wear...you want as little tread on the soles as possible. Zumba has a fair amount of lateral (side to side) motion/turning, and that can put a lot of torque on your knees. Zumba Gold, because of the target audience, is designed to be less of a risk in that way, but please do be careful!

Dance on!
Christine

GETUP-N-GOGIRL Posts: 8,286
1/20/13 10:47 A

Sounds good, Christine! Thanks for sharing...

~Susy~

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1/20/13 10:41 A

You could certainly do the routines in your living room, as long as you have some reasonable open space....hmm, I would say that, standing in the middle, if you can do about 6-8 steps forward, backward, and to either side, and you can raise your arms fully above your head without hitting your lights, that should be plenty of room.

Hope that helps!
Christine

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1/20/13 8:56 A

@ Christine: The Zumba Gold interests me. How much space do you need for the video?

BARIDIRECTS SparkPoints: (2,132)
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1/20/13 12:44 A

If you like Latin and/or international music, look for Zumba Gold DVD's- they've just put out a new set of Zumba Gold with Toning. The TV ads for Zumba look impossible...a bunch of young gazelles on speed...but Gold was designed for beginners and those who are not quite as nimble as they used to be. I'm in my mid-50's, have been a licensed instructor in Zumba Gold for 4 years, and I've had many succesful students well into their 70's and 80's.

You can find the DVDs on the Zumba website: www.zumba.com.

Dance on!
Christine

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1/19/13 8:56 P

@ Susy: What a great idea! That keeps those videos from getting old. emoticon emoticon

GETUP-N-GOGIRL Posts: 8,286
1/19/13 8:11 P

Idea:

Put on an exercise video (such as Leslie Sansone since she keeps you in a standing position).
Turn down the volume.

Turn on your favorite dance music.

Semi-follow the exercises in the exercise video while movin' and a-groovin' to your preferred
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~Susy~

Edited by: GETUP-N-GOGIRL at: 1/19/2013 (20:13)
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1/16/13 6:54 P

I second the Leslie Sandone videos. I have done them for years. There are no dancy steps. The workout consists of marching, sidesteps, hamstring curls, kicking leg out a bit, etc. I am 63. There is a mixture of age groups in her class: Some young folks and some 'older'.

JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
1/15/13 9:13 P

You might want to go to Collage Video's site and check out their HUGE selection of DVDs and videos. They have clips of every, single video they sell, so you can get a feel for whether you would enjoy it or not. They also have a 30-day return policy, in case you choose something you end up hating.

Your local library may have a selection, too.

I'm not that close to 60 but I do like the Leslie Sansone Walk at Home series - the more recent DVDs are more like dancing, in terms of the variety of steps, but the choreography is ultra simple.

Good luck finding a few that you love!

CAT-IN-CJ SparkPoints: (68,947)
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1/8/13 2:59 P

I haven't been able to find anything I like either.
So, I make sure nobody's watching and I turn up MY favorite tunes
(can be a record player, 8-track, audio cassette, video . . . or iPod)
and dance my buns off and make a total fool out of myself at the same time.

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LINWASH23 SparkPoints: (60,338)
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1/7/13 3:59 P

Not sure, check out the videos on this site, you are sure to find one that you like. I have in the past for days that I do not do water aerobics. emoticon

DAKOTA4411 Posts: 1,009
1/6/13 10:12 A

Does anyone know any good exercise dance videos for women over 60?

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