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September 28, 2010 7:04 AM
How do you calculate calories burned in the Silver Sneakers. We do cardio on some days, other days it's strength training and range of motion. We use resistance bands, light weights and balls.
September 28, 2010 7:08 PM
I never heard of this so I youtubed a video, very nice! (exercise for seniors). Circuit training would probably be best, that’s what people use who do 30-day shred. You however move much slower during silver sneakers so that’s only a guess, the only true way is by using a HRM.

Good luck!
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February 8, 2011 11:44 AM
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How do you calculate calories burned in the Silver Sneakers. We do cardio on some days, other days it's strength training and range of motion. We use resistance bands, light weights and balls.


Don't know if you're still on here or still going to Silver Sneakers but since the subject came up today and we did some calculating I thought I'd try to answer your question.

Silver Sneakers program is basically circuit training, a combination of aerobics and resistance training designed to be easy to follow and target fat loss, muscle building and heart fitness. The number of calories you burn really depends upon two things. Your weight, and the intensity with which you perform the exercises.

I'm sure you've looked around your class and seen men and women who really get into it and give it everything they've got. Then there are those who do the minimum. Of course the first group will burn more calories than the second.

So - a 169 pound woman doing 50 minutes of Silver Sneakers and gives it her all, burns about 500 calories. That same 169 pound woman doing moderate calisthenics would only burn 290 calories. There is a calculator at Spark People (http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calories_burned.asp) that you can use to enter your own weight and the length of your program. Calculate both the moderate calisthenics and the circuit training, add them together and divide by two and you'll be pretty close.
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March 9, 2013 2:27 PM
Thank you--this was very helpful!!!happy

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