Senior Fitness Program
Looking good & feeling great after age 65
This popular program has been totally redesigned for 2012! Artfully combining the latest research with the most current trends in senior fitness, the course was designed to keep clients age 65 and older fit, active and functional. Todayís seniors have the expectation of remaining vibrant, functional and active well into old age, and this course explores every aspect of the training process. Youíll discover training techniques appropriate for all levels of senior from the active older adult to the frail elder.
This 2-day program will explore both the physiological and psychological needs of your older clients and allow you to conceptualize and administer training programs customized to the individual needs of seniors.
Each individual workshop is $29, or you can take the full program (eight workshops) for $199. If you are working with older adults, or anyone who eventually hopes to be an older adult, you need this series of workshops!
Become a "Senior Fitness Specialist"
Youíve worked hard to advance your career and now that hard work can pay off: Take all 8 of our "Senior Fitness" workshops and you can register those credits to earn a Certificate as a Senior Fitness Specialist. Better yet, this special credential does not require a test, does not have Continuing Education requirements and does not expire!
How it works
On Sunday afternoon, after you have completed all 8 of our live classes you will receive access to a special page on our website. All you need to do is click on that link, enter your email address and then fill out a short attendance form. Then, simply print out your personalized "Senior Fitness Specialist" certificate. Thatís it!
Senior Fitness Schedule
|City / Facility
|Charlotte, NC - Hilton Garden Inn/Ayrsley||August 9th to 10th, 2014|
|Cincinnati, OH - Doubletree Hotel/Blue Ash||September 13th to 14th, 2014|
|Heather Clawson, MD, CSCS|
Eric Lemkin, MS, CSCS
|Denver, CO - Hilton Garden Inn /Tech Center||October 4th to 5th, 2014|
|Detroit, MI - Hilton Garden Inn/Southfield||September 27th to 28th, 2014|
|Indianapolis, IN - Hilton Garden Inn/Carmel||August 2nd to 3rd, 2014|
|Kansas City, KS - Hilton Garden Inn/Overland Park||July 12th to 13th, 2014|
|Orlando, FL - Hilton Garden Inn/Nearest Universal Studios||August 9th to 10th, 2014|
|St. Louis, MO - Hilton Garden Inn/Airport||October 18th to 19th, 2014|
|The Complete Senior Fitness Program|
|Saturday - 8:30 am - 5:30 pm|
Register for the full program (all eight workshops) and SAVE! The program meets from 8:30 AM until 5:30 PM on Saturday & Sunday.
|Home Based Workouts for Active Seniors|
|Saturday - 8:30 am - 10:30 am|
Who needs a gym? Take a stability ball, a med ball and some elastic tubing and you can put together a world-class strength and conditioning program right in your client's home. This innovative class offers you fresh insights into strength and cardio training for your older client -- all in the privacy and comfort of a home-based setting.
|Balance & Fall Prevention|
|Saturday - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm|
This important program will teach you that balance begins with core strength and muscular stability. You'll learn a variety of fun drills that can be safely done with clients of all ages and experiential levels, and you'll discover strategies to build and maintain balance as your client gets older. The lessons and drills you'll take away from this class will serve you well as a personal trainer or group fitness instructor. If you train seniors, you need this class!
|Exercise & the Older Shoulder|
|Saturday - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm|
Shoulder injuries are rampant among older adults and this in-depth course begins with a discussion of how the healthy shoulder functions, and offers exercise guidelines to keep it functioning properly. Next, you'll learn exercise guidelines for older clients with chronic shoulder conditions. You'll also discover exercise guidelines for clients who are living with impingement, rotator cuff tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis, painful mobility and much more.
|Life After Hip or Knee Replacement|
|Saturday - 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm|
This fascinating program will teach you exercise do's and don'ts for clients who have had joint replacement and have finished physical therapy. You'll learn ways to know if you should progress your client to the next level or refer them back to their doctor for an evaluation. You'll also understand the role that pain plays in a senior client's motivation to exercise. If you have ever wondered whether or not a specific exercise was appropriate for a client with replacement joints, this class is for you!
|Working with Frail Elders|
|Sunday - 8:30 am - 10:30 am|
This is a riveting workshop that will explore the unique conditioning need of the frail elder who due to illness or cognitive decline is inactive and less functional. You'll learn sustainable exercise techniques that will focus on the needs of this client, including ambulation, hand-eye coordination and making transfers. In addition, in a unique and thoughtful twist, you'll explore the special needs of the frail elder's caregiver.
|Exercise, Meds & Age-Related Disease|
|Sunday - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm|
After the age of 65 the disease process begins to accelerate rapidly. This thought provoking class examines the most common age-related diseases, including osteoporosis, heart disease (including hypertension) and arthritis and examines the complex relationship between exercise, the disease, its medications and their side effects.
|Ten Essential Exercises for Seniors |
|Sunday - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm|
Maintaining and improving function should be the priority of every older client. This engaging class will show you the ten most functional exercises for upper body, lower body and core. You'll also experience age-appropriate modifications for these classic favorites. You'll come away from this class with enthusiasm and a new respect for "functional" exercise.
|Functional Flexibility After 65|
|Sunday - 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm|
If you are looking for an innovative twist on flexibility training for seniors, look no further! This fascinating course will help you discover how to use flexibility training to make your older clients stronger, more functional and pain-free. You'll experience the most current trends in senior flexibility training, including how to stretch in multiple planes, and which joints should never be overstretched versus the ones that should be trained for stability as opposed to mobility.
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Exercise ETC Inc.