How is exercise modified for aging?

Any exercise can be done in a slow, gentle way. For example, while Tai-chi is known to be very beneficial for the elderly, some can't stand up for very long to do the traditional Tai-chi forms. So the chi-gung exercises (which can be done in a seated position) are preferred.

Resistance exercises can be done in a pool using the resistance of the water. The pool is used for other exercises to provide support for the body.

New forms of exercise have been developed specifically for seniors. "Zookinesis age reversal exercises" provide seniors with a wide variety of exercise from a seated position (chair exercises). It is a combination of Tai-chi, chi-gung and Yoga.

Pilates, using the apparatus, uses springs to assist the person and so can be adapted to the person's specific condition.