Tracy Rand: Exercise with Fit2Age

Fit 2 Age – Promoting the wellbeing of fitness through dialogue

Tracy Rand, of Fit2Age, has been in the fitness industry since 1995 , teaching all levels, from very fit (i.e. boot camps), to people confined to a chair with severe mobility issues. She decided to specialize in Aging Adults as it became more apparent to her the importance of strength and balance to keep us living independently as we get older.  While working with the “Living Well with a Chronic Condition” program with the Health Region she was amazed daily with what she saw.  The way the body responds getting stronger from the slightest bit of physical movement. Tracy is the Fitness Consultant and Owner of Fit2Age.


Topic Timings:

  • 00:00:00 Introduction to Tracy Rand
  • 00:02:11 Tracy’s Story
  • 00:05:05 Walking is wonderful, but there are options
  • 00:07:09 Sitting Kills
  • 00:11:20 Posture is an endurance activity & core strength
  • 00:14:01 Fall prevention learnings & supporting exercises
  • 00:15:18 Working your hands
  • 00:24:20 Things that happen with neuropathy
  • 00:27:05 Hamstring importance in alignment
  • 00:40:43 Exercise Demonstration

Information from today’s webinar:

Tracy Rand’s Website: Fit2Age.ca Tracy’s Email: tracy.fit2age@gmail.com

Recommended Books: 

Sitting Kills, Moving Heals: How Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, and Early Death — and Exercise Alone Won’t

This groundbreaking new medical work demonstrates how modern sedentary lifestyles contribute to poor health, obesity, and diabetes, and how health can be dramatically improved by continuous, low-intensity, movement that challenges the force of gravity. Citing her original NASA research on how weightlessness weakens astronauts’ muscles, bones, and overall health, the author presents a simple and effective plan for maintaining good health throughout life by developing new lifestyle habits of frequent gravity-challenging movement. Written for everyone who spends most of their lives sitting in chairs, at desks, and in cars, this practical, easy-to-follow action plan outlines simple gravity-challenging activities such as standing up frequently, stretching, walking, and dancing that are more healthful and effective than conventional diet and exercise regimens. — Amazon Description

Designed to Move: The Science-Backed Program to Fight Sitting Disease and Enjoy Lifelong Health

Science has proven that sitting too much is bad for your health, but what can you do about it if you’re stuck at your desk all day? “Designed to Move” gives deskbound professionals a practical, easy-to-follow movement plan to fight the debilitating and life-shortening effects of sitting disease. Dr. Joan Vernikos, former director of NASA’s Life Sciences Division, draws on decades of scientific research on astronauts to show readers how to use gravity-based movement to counteract the effects of prolonged sitting and maintain lifelong good health.

Written for everyone who spends most of their lives sitting in chairs, “Designed to Move” provides readers with a science-backed health program that helps people stay healthy while at work. Expanding upon her groundbreaking previous book, “Sitting Kills, Moving Heals,” Dr. Vernikos shows how developing simple new lifestyle habits at the office can reverse the symptoms of sitting disease and even aging itself, and lead to a life of bountiful health. — Amazon Description

Royal Canadian Air Force Exercise Plans for Physical Fitness, by the Royal Canadian Air Force

Related CNA Resources: Dawn Ross: Part 1-Face Lifts for the feet, #13 Perform Nerve Glides, #15 Yoga and Neuropathy, #24 Get Regular Exercise, #59 Balance Training, Benefits of Yoga Practice


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