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Helping the Full Range of Older Clients

by: Sherry Ballou Hanson

Senior Fitness

Many have arthritis and artificial joints. Some have been sedentary their whole lives. Preparation is the key to anticipating their needs.

Helping the Full Range of Older Clients By Sherry Ballou Hanson

When new senior clients come to you for physical training, you initially don't know how active they have been since graduating from high school. How much of their leisure time have they devoted to hiking, biking, playing golf, or swimming regularly at the YMCA? And how much of their time have they spent watching TV or, more recently, playing on the internet? Your senior clients will be everywhere along that continuum. Some will be very fit; others will be sedentary. Many will have chronic conditions like arthritis and diabetes. All can benefit from your services.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 13, Issue 10

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Sherry Ballou Hanson

Sherry Ballou Hanson IDEA Author/Presenter