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Fitness Class Instructor Marilyn LoPresti

A Fitness Class School of Thought

By Judy Minich / September 13, 2022

Marilyn LoPresti, PhD, has spent nearly four decades in education and has seamlessly transitioned her knowledge to each fitness class.

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Elderly couple walking down stairs to show importance of spatial awareness and proprioception

Spatial Awareness and Proprioception for Older Adults

By Tracy L. Markley / June 13, 2022

Here are some exercises to get older adult clients steady on their feet once more through spatial awareness and proprioception.

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Older adults practicing aerobic dance

Light-Intensity Aerobic Dance a Win for Older Adults

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / April 15, 2022

To help older adult clients move more, promote fun activities like aerobic dance classes, since even one session improves cognitive function.

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Woman doing yoga for older adults

Benefits of Yoga for Older Adults

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / March 14, 2022

Yoga for older adults in their 60s and 70s may have a significant positive effect on fitness after 9–12 weeks of practice.

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functional fitness for active agers

Functional Fitness For Active Boomers

By Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA / September 22, 2021

Be among the first to learn 3 targeted functional fitness fundamentals for crafting training sessions your over-50 clients will love.

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Man feeling sick and maybe showing early symptoms of infection

COVID-19: Early Symptoms of Infection Vary

By Kate Watson / September 2, 2021

With COVID-19, early symptoms of infection vary among age groups and between men and women. That’s the conclusion of a paper that appeared recently in The Lancet Digital Health. The biggest differences occur between older adults (60 and over) and younger people (16–59 ). However, the first signs of illness also vary between women and men. Researchers from…

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Two older adults doing physical activity in later life

Physical Activity in Later Life Still Beneficial

By Sarah Kolvas / August 27, 2021

Inactive people may have a second chance. Increasing physical activity in later life benefits benefits life expectancy, according to a study.

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Fall prevention training helps seniors stay active.

Fall Prevention for Older Adults

By Judy Minich / August 24, 2021

Fall prevention is a vital part of functional training for your aging clients. Changes in communication between the nervous and muscular systems as age we are likely to result in a loss of balance, which is a risk factor in the older population. Kyle Stull, DHSc, a content development manager at NASM and an instructor for the Department of Health and Human Performance at Concordia University, offers some practical advice in training clients for fall prevention.  

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Diverse group doing tai chi outdoors.

Tai Chi Is Good for Older Adults

By Cody Sipe, PhD / July 8, 2021

Why tai chi? These Chinese movement patterns have been around for centuries. In recent years, study after study has proven their benefits—particularly for older exercisers—yet most fitness professionals seem to know little about the practice. That’s too bad, because just about any fitness client can learn tai chi, and any fitness professional can teach it.…

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A group of seniors gathered together

Reclaim Wellness and Health for Seniors

By Sarah Kolvas / May 14, 2021

The ICAA’s recent Call to Action invites businesses and organizations to implement wellness strategies to improve health for seniors.

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Collage of body part X rays

Bone Density and Healthy Aging

By Ryan Lynch / May 8, 2021

If you work with adults 50 and older, it may be time to educate them about the impact exercise can have on bone density and healthy aging.

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Apps and websites for older adult fitness

Apps and Websites for Older-Adult Training

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / March 8, 2021

Fitness professionals who are passionate about training older adults may want to consider developing digital and virtual exercise options.

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