Fitness in your RV – Handweight Workout

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Can’t find a senior fitness class on the road? With my new RV workout video series done in the style of a SilverSneakers class, now there’s no excuse for missing your workouts! In this handweight video, all you’ll need is a chair and a pair of handweights. Follow along for a great full body workout that’ll leave you energized and ready for whatever adventures await.

Choosing Handweights:

You want to make sure your weights are challenging enough that you’re actually stressing out your muscles, however, not so heavy that you’ll injure yourself.  If you don’t have your handweights yet, you can order them here.  If this workout feels easy, you didn’t use heavy enough weights. Think about it this way… if you were to rate the level of difficulty on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being lying on the couch and 10 being lifting a baby grand piano, you should try to work at about a 6 or 7 level of difficulty on this handweight workout. You want to feel uncomfortable, but not in pain. You should be challenged, but not lifting so heavy that your form is compromised. The handweights I used in the video were 5lbs each, but for a beginner, smaller dumbbells might be more appropriate the first few times you do the workout.  And when I do this one in the future, I’ll probably go for 10lb handweights.  So, it all depends on your individual levels. Just keep the scale of difficulty in mind as you go through this workout (or any workout for that matter).

But First:

In the video, I’m using a recliner that rocks. Don’t do that! Make sure you choose a solid chair in your RV for your workout. You’ll be able to work more effectively and safely.

Love These Guys:

Big thanks to Camping World RV Sales in Salt Lake City and their awesome manager Mike Andrus for lending us their Jayco Eagle 5th Wheel for filming! We had a great experience with them, and highly recommend you stop by and check them out!

And Remember:

Friends, you CAN stay fit on the road. Speaking of the road, hope I’ll see you on it!

After 15 years as an educator in both the public K-12 setting and the University level in Special Physical Education, Stef made the leap to her true passion… the fitness world. She’s currently a personal trainer and wellness coach specializing in seniors, medical conditions, and injuries. Stef loves running, cycling, and being “Mugga” to her two favorite mini-humans — Punky and Marshmallow. ❤️

    2 thoughts on “Fitness in your RV – Handweight Workout

    1. Bill Moller

      I’m enjoying your workout videos. I was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s and have been told the best treatment is exercise. So, I use your videos in the morning and I walk 3 miles each afternoon. Your 20 minute Hand Weights, Posture Fixer Upper and Stress-Relief workouts are great! Thank You!

      1. Stefany - Post author

        I’m so glad to hear you’re doing the videos and enjoying them! Living with Parkinson’s requires embracing change, and it sounds like you’re doing just that by focusing your days on exercise and movement… the best medicine there is. Stay consistent, determined, move everyday, and I’ll be rooting for you! xo


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