Improvement of upper body and leg
strength is important and possible at any age. In the first 20-minute session
Betty Switkes leads the group in a warm-up, emphasizing strength building with
neckties, a balancing exercise done standing or seated, and a lively seated
dance. The second 20-minute session features gentle aerobics, upper body
strengthening using soup cans as weights, enjoyable dance motions and a pleasant
cool-down. The routines are accompanied by lively big band and popular music.
Skill level: Moderate to Good. (40 minutes)
Benefits of this program practiced two or three times a week
■Increased stamina and muscle strength, especially in the
■Improved circulation, flexibility, coordination and balance
■Strengthened heart and lungs
■Lower blood pressure
of well-being and reduced susceptibility to depression
improved body-mind harmony
~ "Lively, thoughtful and fun... a well
designed program... to work out without wearing out."
~ "Suitable for viewers of all ages... for people at all levels of
ability... easy-to-follow routines and enough variety to keep exercisers
interested even during repeated viewings... and alternative to the plethora of
highly energetic aerobic tapes on the market."
The Library Journal
The Armchair Fitness cassette does not intimidate or embarrass or tease
" Los Angeles Times
~ "Those of us who can't manage Jane
Fonda's Workout or who cant' bear to see another aerobics video led by some
slinky young thing can take heart... Armchair Fitness... is the exercise video
for anyone who's unable or unwilling to take part in strenuous activities."