What is Functional Fitness?

We all slow down with age, but staying active with some functional fitness is very important so that we can continue to get around, take of ourselves and live independently. It’s the type of exercise that includes moments you use in everyday life like walking, pushing, pulling, bending, and. squatting.

Tim Minnick is 80 years old and started a second career several years ago as a fitness instructor and personal trainer and works with a lot of older adults. He talks with Kim and Mike Barnes of Parenting Aging Parents about the loss of strength and muscle that we all encounter with age, why it’s so important for our aging parents to stay active, how to get them excited about exercising and the types of exercise that can be most beneficial.

Tim also shows us a couple of easy exercises that we can all do in our homes.