Local senior offers fun, easy dance exercise program

Many of us have the desire to lose a few pounds or just have more energy and vitality, and we know that a combination of good nutrition and exercise is the ticket. Yet it’s so easy to slack on the exercise part because it’s hard, expensive or we just don’t know what to do.

Roland Ford, 70, has taken all of the guesswork out of this and created an online program that is easy, fun and gets results. Called “Dance and Be Fit”, the program is helping older adults on the Pittsburgh area (and younger ones) get in better shape and feel good.

“When you look in the mirror, you are probably reminded that you need to start working out but you want something that is fun and easy,” Roland says. “I understand your frustration. That’s why I created a simple workout that allows you to dance your way back into shape. If you can walk, you can do the Dance and Be Fit program.”

The online program can be done at home. It includes low-impact routines that are simple to follow, and each routine is broken down step by step. No weights or special equipment are needed. New routines are added each month to keep the workouts fresh and fun. “After 30 days on the program, you’ll be amazed at your newfound energy, mobility and overall health,” Roland comments.

Roland gave a demo of the program at last month’s Wellapalooza at Heinz Field, hosted UPMC for Life and UPMC Living/Staying. “He taught us some simple line dancing moves and it didn’t even feel like exercise at all,” says one of the attendees. “He’s really good and I loved the music he chose. Very motivating!”

In addition to his online program, Roland is available to host demos at senior centers, apartment complexes or anywhere else where seniors gather. He also offers personal training for those who want it, and has a flexible fee based on what his clients can afford.

So if your goal this spring is to get in shape and feel energized, dance your way to better health!

To learn more, call (412) 225-9190 or visit Danceandbefit.com.

Roland Ford

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