Interval training is based on alternating short bursts of more intense activity with longer periods of low-impact exercise, all of which can be done easily at home with a mix of body weight and simple equipment, and can help you gain strength, flexibility and stamina.
In Class 1 of this interval training series, Movement and Balance, you’ll learn squats, step-ups, plank shoulder touches and lunges.
Recommended props: chair, small box or couch. And have a water bottle nearby!
Led by David Drew, a certified instructor from Old City CrossFit in Washington, D.C., this class offers a fun and fulfilling approach to strength training while providing modifications and support for independently mobile participants who have a basic physical activity level. His first interval training series for AARP, which he references in the video, can be found on YouTube.
Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.
About the instructor
David Drew is a CrossFit Level 2 trainer, head coach and personal trainer. His athletic experience goes back 20-plus years through a combination of martial arts, track and field, and Olympic wrestling. He trained under the 1988 Olympic tae kwon do gold medalist, Arlene Limas, and later became both an instructor at her school and a coach on her competition teams for several years. Drew joined the Old City coaching staff after picking up CrossFit while living in South Korea. He utilizes a unique blend of Eastern and Western teaching philosophies, and his goal is to always provide a fulfilling, fun and challenging training experience.
This video is part of AARP’s Virtual Community Center, where you can find a variety of free virtual events designed for learning, self-improvement and fun.
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