Older-Adult Fitness: Gauging the Limits of Your Fit Clients

by: Amanda Vogel, MA

Senior Fitness

Why “senior fitness” is dead, and why every exercise needs to match what older clients can do, not how long they have lived.

What do you think of when you hear “senior fitness”? For some personal trainers, the term might conjure images of gentle exercises performed in a noncompetitive environment.

Yet many older athletic adults are not interested in mild “senior” movement, and plenty of them can—and want to—work out pretty intensely or for long durations.

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 10, Issue 2

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About the Author

Amanda Vogel, MA

Amanda Vogel, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Amanda Vogel, MA, is a presenter, group exercise instructor and the owner of Active Voice, a writing, editing and consulting service for the fitness industry. She writes for leading magazines, includi...