Physical Activity Program

Balanced Physical Activity Program

Balanced Physical Activity Program

“Forever Moving” with Lizza McIntosh

Caregiver helping senior woman with weight lifting program

We at Connecting Hearts realize the importance of a balanced physical activity program for our seniors. That is why we’ve partnered with certified personal trainer and licensed physical therapist, Lizza McIntosh, to develop a program of exercise for seniors.

As we age, our muscle mass begins to decrease. Muscle strength is an essential contributor to our balance and bone strength. There are many people who assume that with aging comes a reduced need for physical activity, but this is a false assumption.

Lack of exercise is the problem, not age

According to the National Institute for Aging, exercise is good for people of any age. Weakness and poor balance are linked to inactivity, rather than age.

A body at rest remains at rest. Our seniors cannot afford not to get moving. It’s about adding more movement and activity to their lives–even in small ways. If your loved one is house bound, there are many easy ways to get them moving and improve their health.

We at Connecting Hearts realize the importance of a balanced physical activity program for our seniors. That is why we’ve partnered with certified personal trainer and licensed physical therapist, Lizza McIntosh, to develop a program of exercise for seniors.

As we age, our muscle mass begins to decrease. Muscle strength is an essential contributor to our balance and bone strength. There are many people who assume that with aging comes a reduced need for physical activity, but this is a false assumption.

Lack of exercise is the problem, not age

According to the National Institute for Aging, exercise is good for people of any age. Weakness and poor balance are linked to inactivity, rather than age.

A body at rest remains at rest. Our seniors cannot afford not to get moving. It’s about adding more movement and activity to their lives–even in small ways. If your loved one is house bound, there are many easy ways to get them moving and improve their health.

Caregiver helping senior woman with weight lifting program
Lizza McIntosh, Certified Personal Trainer and Licensed Physical Therapist

Meet Lizza McIntosh

Certified Personal Trainer & Licensed Physical Therapist

With Lizza’s help, we at Connecting Hearts Home Care like to incorporate exercises into a daily routine for our seniors. A daily routine in an elderly person’s life makes it easier for him or her to remember to “get up and move,” thus improving strength and balance.

Our caregivers are professionally trained by Lizza to assist their adult senior in any fitness activities recommended as a part of our Balanced Care Program.

Balanced Physical Activity Programs can include:

Balance Exercises

Coordination Exercises

Muscle Strength

Endurance & Mobility

Personally Designed Exercise Programs

Phone Consultation

In-Home Assessment

And more!

Our Fitness Plans for Seniors

Part of our holistic approach is our physical activity program. We want our seniors to have the opportunity to maintain their strength and balance while living at home. If a family would like additional assistance, they can choose from our 2 options listed below.

OPTION 1: Basic Daily Exercise Program

(Exercise program designed by Lizza McIntosh)

This easy plan helps seniors maintain mobility, strength and confidence. Seniors who have no exercise program in the home and/or are beginning to have falls will see the benefits from a Basic Daily Exercise Program.

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    Step 1. Assessment

    Lizza, Certified Physical Trainer conducts a skilled assessment and reviews it with the family.

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    Step 2. Create an Exercise Plan

    An exercise plan is designed and tailored to meet your loved one’s needs.

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    Step 3. Training Caregivers

    Lizza will instruct employees and family members on how to assist the senior with their basic home exercise program.

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    Step 4. Daily Schedule

    A daily schedule will be put in place for the Connecting Hearts Professional Caregiver to assist their client with the exercises.

OPTION 2: Personalized One-on-One Exercise Program

For better results, schedule One-on-One private exercise sessions with Lizza. This program is tailored to your loved one’s individual skills and needs. Lizza will personally come into your loved one’s home and work with them.

The Personalized One-on-One Exercise Program focuses on various combinations of strength, range of motion, balance and coordination exercises.

  • Connecting Hearts Home Care icon

    Step 1. Assessment

    Lizza, Certified Physical Trainer conducts a skilled assessment and reviews it with the family.

  • Connecting Hearts Home Care icon

    Step 2. Create an Exercise Plan

    An exercise plan is designed and tailored to meet your loved one’s needs.

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    Step 3. Schedule Sessions with Lizza

    A schedule is put in place for private sessions with Lizza.

Request a free, no obligation in-home care consultation

Speak to one of our senior care managers now by calling 1.859.441.7977.