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Table 3 Coordination exercises to be performed using the senior exercise park with their respective levels of progression

From: A novel dynamic exercise initiative for older people to improve health and well-being: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Exercise Description Functional relevance Progressions
Taps on Platform
Participant taps on the platform with feet. Improves ability for using stairs and getting in and out the bath or bus. Level 1 – Taps on the platform, alternating legs, hand support
Level 2 – Taps on the platform, alternating legs, arms in front of the body.
Level 3 – Taps on the platform, alternating legs, arms above head.
Being the platform too high for participant to tap, a wooden block (L 70cm x W 40cm x H 10cm) can be introduced until participants improves level of conditioning, flexibility, strength and balance.