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Equipping Older Clients for the Future

or functional improvements are useless if they fail to meet the needs and abilities of the older-adult market. As Wayne Westcott, PhD, fitness research director at South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts, and strength training adviser to the Nautilus Institute(tm), says, "What makes a product come alive

Jan 01, 2006

Power Training for Older Adults

When training older-adult clients, few personal fitness trainers consider adding power as a program design element. However, power is one of the major performance variables associated with independence (Foldvari et al. 2000), fall prevention (Whipple, Wolfson - Amerman 1987) and rehabilitation

Nov 01, 2007

Balance Training for Older Adults

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls account for the highest number of accidental injury deaths in adults 65 years and older. To address this concern, more and more fitness facilities are offering balance training for their older members. Should you? Balance Training

May 01, 2002

Suspension Exercise for Older Adults

performing SE, programming has evolved to a point where fitness professionals are introducing it to their older-adult clients in the 65-80 and older age range. The American College of Sports Medicine's annual survey of health and fitness professionals listed body weight training as one of the top three

Apr 24, 2013

Functional Strategies for Older Adults

Exercise for older adults is one of the hottest specialties in fitness today. How do you assess function levels and develop safe, challenging programs? We asked instructors to tell us about their strategies for senior clients. Creating "A-Ha" Moments "I do a complete postural assessment

Apr 25, 2013

Older Adults: Will Walk for Money

Are you having trouble getting your sedentary older-adult clients to go for that Sunday walk? Perhaps parting with a little green might encourage them to take to the nearest path. According to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2009; 36 [3], 201

Apr 29, 2009

Resilience in Older Women

among these older women. While resilience was also related to physical functioning, the other psychological variables were more powerful. The researchers suggested that long-term health benefits might be associated with resilience, but this hypothesis has not yet been tested. This study appeared

Apr 29, 2009

What Older Adults Want

At the 2002 World Fitness IDEA(r) convention, held this past summer in San Diego, the hot topic among attendees was teaching older adults. As all of this year's IDEA award recipients emphasized in their acceptance remarks, not only is it cool and fun to teach the older-adult population, but it

Nov 01, 2002

Dance Benefits Older Adults

Hip pain and knee pain are common ailments among older adults. Research developed by the St. Louis University Medical Center in St. Louis suggests that dancing can help ease these pains. The 12-week study, published in Geriatric Nursing (doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2014.03.008), included 37 senior

Aug 13, 2014