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Hello Pete Lyons,
One hour is a good time frame; makes it worth the time and travel.
I call the seniors, the 50+ years group or older adult.
Every senior is at a different fitness level, just like any other age group.
I play things by ear; although, I have a class planned out.
One hour long sessions worked for us, as it is also a learning experience, not so much moving in high intensity. One hour gives us more time for individual questions and concerns, too.
It all depends on their fitness condition, medical issues and the type of training and equipment you are providing. If the intensity is low to moderate they might be able to go for that long, if it’s higher then probably not. Also, there is a variety in the age range when you referring to seniors. I like Joanne’s idea about dividing the class into different parts.
That would depend upon the type of training you are offering and the format.
Is it a seated class only? Is it a mixture of seated and standing. Is it a strength and conditioning? Is it balance? Can you divide the class up into two or three parts and work on a particular aspect of fitness.
Hope this gives you some direction.