Senior Fall Proof Training – Can an older adult gain the confidence, strength, and balance

to get down and up at will while sharpening corrective reflexes to become fall-proof?

Meet Marilyn. At age 73, she had already become a fall statistic. Watch what she accomplished in four weeks.

Debra Stefan:

Marilyn, you just took yourself from a prone position on a wrestling mat up to a seated position to where you know you can stand up, right? And you’re beet red in the face and you’ve worked up a lather.

Marilyn:

Yep. I am sweating everywhere.

Debra Stefan:

That’s the face of determination, isn’t it?

Marilyn:

I’ll say! It was hard. It is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

Debra Stefan:

And probably the most important thing, right? Senior fall-proof training is essential at this age.

Marilyn:

Yeah. I can see that.

Debra Stefan:

So can you see the importance of being able to do this going forward in life?

Marilyn:

Oh, absolutely. Yeah. I hope I can do it in six weeks.

Debra Stefan:

There is no doubt you will be doing it. You will be doing it. Okay. You’re gonna get a little sore because you worked a lot of muscles that haven’t been worked in a while. It’s part of senior fall-proof training.

Marilyn:

I’m sure that’s the truth.

Debra Stefan:

On a scale of one to 10, this get-up that you just did from the floor on the wrestling mat, up to sitting on this bench, you had a couple tens in there and you had to rest and recover before you could proceed, right? Yeah. It was definitely tens.

I own it. yes. Victory speech! A victory speech? That was a hell of a lot of hard work to get that far. But I did it.

Debra Stefan:

Four weeks and day one of week five. Yeah. And you have mastered your first full, get up, get down and get up. Get up. You will never again, fear the get-up.

Senior Fall-Proof Boot Camp and Senior Depression Cure

Then, meet Sue age 79, who spent only two weeks full time in senior fall-proof training regaining her mobility and strength.

Sue, I cannot believe today is day 14 on a very short stay here with me with so much that we wanted to accomplish. And I don’t know about you, but I never dreamed that you would succeed in getting yourself under control all the way from a standing position to laying on this big exercise mat and bringing yourself completely back up to a standing position on your own strength without grabbing furniture to climb up. I’m bowled over; how about you?

Sue:

Absolutely! I never ever dreamt that in two short weeks’ time that I would be, have gained so much strength. I’m absolutely shocked that I can get down and get back up and that I can do it.

Senior fall-proof training brings new confidence.

Okay. All right. At least I know I can get up that way. So now I have confidence if I fall down, I’ll be able to get back up. Which is something I have not been able to do in probably 10 years or who knows maybe longer. So I’ve always required someone to help me. So it’s nice to know that I’ll be able to do this on my own in the future, and I’m not going to waste this.

Debra Stefan:

This is not what you came here for though, is it?

Sue:

No, no. I came, as I say to get myself moving, especially walking and uh, because I like sugar so much to get myself off sugar. So everything else has been an absolute benefit, an unexpected benefit that I will not quit. So it’s yeah, I’m very happy, very thrilled, very excited. And I’m gonna keep this up.

Debra Stefan:

It’s not the spa visit that you had planned when you were looking for places to go, right?

Sue:

No, it is not. No, I came, I came to a boot camp. Yeah.

Senior fall-proof training boot camp!

At a spa, I would be relaxing and probably not doing anything except getting massages.

So it’s quite the celebration today, isn’t it?

Yeah, this is absolutely fabulous. And I’m very excited and I will definitely take this home with me and, continue. That’s the most important thing. I will continue. I’m not gonna waste my money and two weeks and not follow through with it that that’s, you know, that’s why I came. To improve myself, body, mind, and soul.

Debra Stefan:

And this is progress you could not have made on your own.

Sue:

Never could I have made it on my own. I’ve tried. And after two or three days, I’m like, oh, forget about it. So no, now I know I can go home with a positive, good attitude, and take what I’ve learned from Debra and go home and put it to good use. And I’m no longer feeling sorry for myself when I’m tired or feel like I can’t do something. I will now give myself a kick in the rear end and say, you will get up and get going.

Debra Stefan:

Are you ready for your senior fall-proof training?

Maybe you can’t get away from my residential retreats like Marilyn and Sue consider zoom online virtual sessions for one-on-one coaching. I’m Debra Stefan, and I’m ready to help you with your fitness goals.

Senior Learns How to Get Up From Floor at 72 Years Old

Fear of falling became a paralyzing fear limiting activities and life.

Getting down and back up again from floor level seems out of the question.

At the senior fitness retreat, losing 100 pounds seems like an easier goal. Core activation and spinal mobilization on a stability ball rapidly rekindle these capabilities. Barbell training revitalizes dormant muscle strength and sharpens balance. Reclining on a stability ball into a hip bridge and back up to sitting empowers the full “get up”. Prone yoga postures cobra and child’s pose to downward dog become the new sequence to get up. Chair pose into mountain pose ends the movements with confidence and control. Ultimately, the “get up” is at the top of the list for important movements of daily living.