Total Body Strength Express

By Micaela Young |

Ready for a challenge? This 10-minute version of our Total Body Strength class will test your fitness and balance.

When it comes to working out, it’s easy to get stuck in cruise control. Maybe the routine that used to make you sweat is now a breeze, or you’ve mastered some basic movements and are ready to level up.

SilverSneakers LIVE online classes can help you do just that. They’re led by expert instructors who know how to challenge you in a way that’s safe, effective, and fun.

In this video, SilverSneakers Master Trainer Andi will guide you through a 10-minute version of Total Body Strength, an intermediate to advanced class. It’s a standing strength workout that will build your power and endurance so you can move with ease.

About Total Body Strength

Here’s what you can expect in a full-length SilverSneakers LIVE online class: “Total Body Strength progresses your strength and fitness training using functional movement patterns,” Andi says. “We use handheld weights and elastic tubing to reach our goals.”

If you don’t have that equipment at home, no problem. You can simply use your own bodyweight to get a great workout.

Looking for other options? SilverSneakers Circuit, one our most popular intermediate classes, combines cardio and strength for a double-duty workout. Or if you need a beginner class, SilverSneakers Classic can help you build strength safely and confidently.

How to Do the Total Body Strength Express Workout

In this shortened version, you’ll do a 10-minute strength segment. You’ll need handheld weights and elastic tubing with handles.

To start, warm up on your own for five minutes by walking or marching in place. When you’re ready, press play on the video above, and follow along. Feel free to pause and sip water as needed.

Throughout the workout, Andi offers cues to help you maintain proper form. For example, keep your knees soft, or slightly bent. This will help relax any tension in your legs and take stress off your joints.

When using elastic tubing, “you always want to be aware of where the anchor is,” Andi says. If you are anchoring the tubing with your feet, you want to step on it and then make sure your feet are flat on the floor. This secures the tubing between your feet and the floor.

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When you’re done, cool down on your own with some gentle stretches.

As always, safety is key. If you have a chronic condition, an injury, or balance issues, talk to your doctor about how you can exercise safely.

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