The 55+ age group represents the fastest-growing segment within the fitness industry. They are characterized by a need to maintain functional autonomy and overall quality of life. The ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model delivers a systematic approach, including age-appropriate assessments and programming that encompass physical, emotional, cognitive, social and behavioral parameters. Phase 1 addresses stability and mobility, the cornerstones to developing balance. Phase 2 restores functional independence through multiplanar movement training. These foundational phases will prepare your clients physiologically, cognitively and emotionally to face additional challenges as they progress to traditional training.
By Sabrena Newton, MS
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. ... read more.