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Training the Aging Adult - 2.0 CEC/CEU Bundle

by Sabrena Newton, MS , Cheryl Soleway, PT , Leigh Crews , Carol Murphy , Sue Hitzmann, MS , Shari Kalkstein and Cedric Bryant, PhD

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Earn 2.0 CECs while learning about the fastest-growing segment within the fitness industry, the aging adult. In this bundle, you'll learn how to effectively train this population and improve their overall function. 

Covers all this and more:

  • A systematic approach, including age-appropriate assessments and programming that encompass physical, emotional, cognitive, social and behavioral parameters.
  • How to use body therapy tools with aging adults, along with patterns of muscular chain release to go beyond stretching.
  • The research behind suspension exercise, the primary benefits of this specialized equipment, and how to utilize this tool in new and different ways to supplement older-adult clients’ existing programs and to improve function in this population.
  • How and when to progress/regress Suspension Training exercises appropriately.
  • Designing and implementing boot camps specifically for the 50 and over market including, marketing, appropriate exercise progression, injury prevention and teambuilding activities.
  • Using high-intensity training with older adults to improve functionality and reverse age-related muscle atrophy.
  • How to properly design exercise programs and nutrition plans to prevent sarcopenia (neural decay).
  • Designing safe, effective and appropriate programming using stability balls, tubing and steps. Learn how these tools can be used to improve, balance, core strength, flexibility and muscular endurance when training active older adults.
  • How to gear your offerings toward keeping your older adults active, healthy and pain free, so you can evolve to serve your youthful, yet older members and retain long-lasting relationships.
  • Implementing a safe abdominal exercise program to benefit those clients with a degenerative spine.
  • Strategies for training clients with chronic health conditions.
  • Effective verbal feedback for older clients and how to factor the effects of aging into how you talk clients through their exercises.
  • Seven significant principles of functional training for mature adults.

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This Bundle Includes the Following Items

ACE IFT® - Integrated Fitness Training® Model for Active Aging Adults
Baby Boomers-The Truth About Stretching!
May 2013 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 5: Suspension Exercise for Older Adults
TRX®: Training for Active Seniors
Creating Boot Camps for Zoomers - CEC Course
February 2014 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 2: Combating Sarcopenia, and High-Intensity Training for Older Adults
Aging Strong
The Aging Club Member Crisis - CEC Course
Abdominal and Core for the Aging Spine Course
ACE IFT®-Training Strategies for Clients With Chronic Health Conditions
September 2012 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 3: Research, and Senior Fitness
January 2012 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 3: Functional Training for Older Adults

About the Author

Sabrena Newton, MS

Sabrena Newton, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Sabrena Newton, MS, has been actively involved in the fitness industry since 1987 and is a former full-time faculty member in the kinesiology and physical education department at California State University, Long Beach. She is a spokesperson for ACE and is involved in curriculum development for its continuing education programs.

Cheryl Soleway, PT

Cheryl Soleway, PT IDEA Author/Presenter

In the 90's Cheryl Soleway shared her physiotherapy insights and pioneered FUNCTIONAL fitness. A decade later she shared her expertise with elite athletes and NHL hockey players while starring in industry leading Fitball DVD's and manuals. Next, she pioneered body therapy, myofascial and chain releasing. She was awarded the Can Fit Pro "Canadian Presenter of the Year" and is a popular "teacher of teachers" at conferences around the world. Today, Cheryl lives and teaches at a world class golf resort...her "homies" are high energy baby boomers with big expectations for their healthy and recreation. With 32 yrs of experience, Cheryl is at the top of her game, fusing functional fitness with body therapy and embracing her toughest crowd yet !

Leigh Crews

Leigh Crews IDEA Author/Presenter

Leigh Crews is the IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year award winner for 2011 and the founder of Dynalife, Inc., a company dedicated to innovative fitness education. She is a Senior Master Trainer for TRXR Suspension Training and a Program Developer for BatukaR. Leigh also serves as an official spokesperson for ACE, a media expert for ACSM and is certified by ACE, ACSM, and White Lotus Foundation. An international presenter and "trainer's trainer", Leigh has appeared on CNN and Headline News, starred in a number of exercise videos and written articles for industry and consumer media. Visit to learn more.

Carol Murphy

Carol Murphy IDEA Author/Presenter

Carol Murphy, 2010 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, is the education director for Drums Alive USA and Canada and team leader for Flexi-Sports. A veteran of more than 19 DVD's, known for her infectious energy, results oriented workouts and passion to make fitness fun-Carol’s innovative classes and fitness training programs have been featured in magazines, fitness centers and at conventions world-wide. Carol has authored more than 50 instructor training courses, lectures and articles and holds seven national certifications including ACSM, NASM, ACE , AFAA and CanFitPro.

Sue Hitzmann, MS

Sue Hitzmann, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Sue Hitzmann, MS, CST, NMT, is a nationally recognized somatic-movement educator and manual therapist. Her decades of practice, research, and study of anatomical science and alternative therapies have culminated in the creation of the M.E.L.T. Method® (MELT), a revolutionary approach to pain-free fitness and longevity. Sue got her start in the fitness industry as a group exercise instructor in 1988 before beginning her manual therapy practice in 1996. Over the past two decades, she has taught in some of the top clubs in New York City, including Reebok Sports Club/NY, Equinox, Crunch, and the JCC in Manhattan. Her 1999 video Boot Camp Training has sold more than half a million copies worldwide and remains one of the best-selling fitness videos today. After studying Applied Physiology and Anatomy in a Masters program, Sue designed her own path of study, completing thousands of hours of research, as well as certifications in manual therapies such as neuromuscular, craniosacral, and lymph drainage. In Sue’s private practice, she utilizes her manual therapy skills and extensive education and research background in anatomy and physiology to help determine a path to somatic healing for her clients. She works with dysfunctions such as joint pain, TMJ, organ issues, migraines, incontinence, and other difficult issues that are most often undertreated, overmedicated and infrequently remedied. For over two decades, Sue has been bringing her education, experience, and insight back to the health and fitness arena. She is a leading figure in the fitness industry, serving as a presenter for national organizations such as IDEA, ECA, and PMA, as well as an accredited continuing education provider for ACE, AFAA, and NASM. Drawing on cutting-edge, neurofascial science and proven manual therapy practices, Sue created MELT. This groundbreaking self-treatment program utilizes Hands-off Bodywork™ techniques to support the health, fitness, and quality of life of any person, at any age or activity level. Sue is currently training a wide array of professionals—from movement instructors and personal trainers to physical therapists and others who employ complementary, hands-on approaches—in the M.E.L.T. Method®, so they can teach this self-treatment technique to their clients and integrate this powerful tool into their practice. Sue’s primary goal is to empower people to take charge of their aging process through self-care and healthy living. Unfortunately, our health care system remains narrowly focused on treating symptoms with medication and surgery, which often yield short-term results while creating further imbalance. Sue wants to offer everyone access to powerful self-treatment techniques that treat the cause of pain and dysfunction and limit the negative effects of aging and activity. By maintaining an active lifestyle without perpetuating imbalance, we can all live longer…better.

Shari Kalkstein

Shari Kalkstein IDEA Author/Presenter

Shari Kalkstein is the owner and president of Fortify Your Frame, Inc. Shari created a small class setting geared toward older adults with the emphasis on core and spinal stability. Shari is a certified personal trainer, an IDEA elite personal trainer and a licensed physical therapy assistant with over 20 years experience. Certifications: ACSM, ACE, NSCA. As a national speaker for Cross Country Education, Shari travels throughout the country instructing a seminar titled "Strength Training and Exercise for the Aging Spine" offering CEU's for PT/PTA; OT/OTA, ACE, ACSM, NSCA and other allied health professionals.

Cedric Bryant, PhD

Cedric Bryant, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

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