I think Collage Videos has clips of the new Jane Fonda videos. They really are designed to be unintimidating and comfortable for older adults.
The "Strong Women" books are good, too. Since her original work was done with a geriatric population they are truly designed to encourage women of all ages to get and stay strong.
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This is just a thought - has your mom tried different treadmills? Some of them can be very intimidating, especially to someone unfamiliar with them. If she had a chance to try different ones, maybe even one of the unmotorized ones, maybe she'd feel more like using one. The distance she walks, a treadmill sounds like the perfect solution for wintertime walking.
Always remember with a video you can go at it as much as you can do, so if she gets one that she can't stay up with, that is okay. Have her do as much as she can, and she will get stronger. Joyce Vedral has good weight training videos for women.
I just have to repeat what Julia said, good for you mom, how awesome is that that she is still so active at 83.
Leslie Sansone has a video titled Walk and Firm for Older Adults that might work for your mom. And Julia's so right about College Video, they are awesome.
Does your Mom live in a rural area or more urban? Can she walk at a Mall with a group of Mall Walkers or perhaps one of the hospitals in your area has an indoor walking program for seniors. Also, have you or your mom thought about Silver Sneakers? www.silversneakers.com/
First of all, good for your mom for keeping active. It makes such a difference, doesn't it?
I'd second the suggestion of the Leslie Sansone Walk at Home videos - they can be suitable for just about anyone.
Collage Video is a truly great source of workout videos. They offer reviews on line AND video clips so that you can get a sense of the music, instructor, pace, etc. They do have many that are appropriate for those of us well beyond our 20s, including chair exercise and many that are designed for seniors. Finally, they have a generous return policy, which is rare.
If nothing else, I'd get your mom an inexpensive but easy to use pedometer, if she doesn't have one already. It's always helpful to me to see how much - or little - I've moved about each day and there's data to show that people increase their mobility simply due to the awareness they generate.
I hope you can find something for your mom that suits her. Good luck!
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