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Personal Care Assistant Advice: Best Home Exercise Equipment for Seniors

May 10, 2018 by Cindy Adkins

While some senior citizens prefer to exercise at a gym, others like to do so in the comfort of their own home. Seniors who would like to get their workouts in at home should consider creating a home gym so they have somewhere to go every time they are ready for a workout. If your older loved one would like to create a home gym, below is some of the best home exercise equipment they should consider investing in:


Free Weights

Free weights are ideal for resistance exercises. They can be used to work any muscle group and come in a wide variety of colors and sizes. A personal care assistant can help your senior loved one in finding free weights that are right for their particular body and preferences.


Resistance Bands

While most older adults know what free weights are, many have never heard of or used resistance bands. Resistance bands are comprised of elastic material and can be stretched to varying degrees to provide resistance against specific movements. This is a particularly good piece of exercise equipment for seniors with arthritis or other joint issues.



Although they can be expensive and difficult to assemble, multi-gyms are well worth it for seniors who will use them on a regular business. A personal care assistant can inform your senior that a multi-gym allows for a wide array of exercises, many of which can be done in the seated position.



Treadmills are ideal for seniors who enjoy high-impact aerobic exercises. Since there are a plethora of treadmills on the market, a personal care assistant can help your older loved one find the right one for their needs.



Mats are important for older adults who like to perform low-impact exercises like yoga and Pilates at home. They can also be used for stretching.


Free weights, resistance bands, multi gyms, treadmills, and mats are all examples of equipment that can make it easy and enjoyable for seniors in Olympia, WA, to work out at home.


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