Sue Scott


Sue Scott, MS, is an active living and balance specialist working with older adults. Her mission is to develop physical activities appropriate for older adults to bolster their balance and confidence in ways that will help them stay active, independent and connected to their communities, loved ones and interests. She has earned a master’s degree in Exercise Science and is certified by the ACSM, and as an IDEA Master Trainer. She specializes in older adult issues including strength, balance, function and Parkinson's disease (PD).
In 2004 Sue developed and tested ABLE BODIES® Balance Training techniques with the support of a grant from the NIH National Blueprint. Her fun and creative ideas were a hit with her participants and significantly improved their strength, balance and the ability to perform every day activities. In 2008 her book, ABLE Bodies Balance Training, was published by Human Kinetics. It is still widely sold and used by many universities. In 2009, she wrote the trainer’s manual for Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)’s first Boot Camp for PD. It continues to be used by OHSU physical therapy programs for many PD patients.
In addition to her work with ABLE Bodies and Renewable Fitness, Sue continues to work with OHSU developing their agility training programs for Parkinson's Disease. Recently she joined the Professional Advisory Board for the Brian Grant Foundation, where she now serves as “Head Coach” presenting certifying workshops for trainers, based on OHSU’s boot camps for PD. Sue has presented workshops and research for IDEA World, ACSM, APHA, ICAA and IAHSA. Sue writes, consults and designs training programs for trainers, individuals or groups.

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About Me


  • BS, Exercise Science, Portland State University
  • Master's Degree, Exercise Science & Sport Research, Portland State University

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACSM - ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
Amercian CPR Care -
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CPR Certified

Am CPR Care Assoc

AED Certified

Am CPR Care Assoc

Sue's Locations

Renewable Fitness

Within 25.00 miles of 97086 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$85.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Published Author, International Speaker on Balance disorders and older adults

Languages Spoken



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