Exercise and physical activities provide a wide range of health benefits with no upper age limit and are integral to maintaining health and wellbeing at all stages of life. Despite this, participation rates in older populations are extremely low.
Personal trainers should see this as an opportunity to broaden their market, offer a valuable service as well as positively contribute to community health. This course provides an introduction to what makes training older adults unique, how to motivate and support them as a PT, as well as tailored training guidelines for testing and programming.
Who Should Attend:
- Personal Trainers
- Specialised Trainers
- Fitness Trainers
- Performance Enhancement Trainers
The course will provide strategies for iii working with an older adult client:
- An understanding of the benefits of physical activity in older adult populations
- Key factors in motivating older adult clients to adhere to exercise
- Suitable options for fitness testing older adults
- The risk of falls in ageing populations and strategies to mitigate these
- Recommended exercise guidelines for older adults
- Exercise recommendations based on health specific outcomes
Kate began her fitness journey in 2004. After graduating at the Australian Institute of Fitness, she immediately secured a role as Gym Manager on a luxury cruise liner sailing the Mediterranean and the Caribbean for eight months.
This was an incredible opportunity for Kate to hone her fitness skills, and on her return, she secured the role of PT Manager at Fernwood Brisbane City. In addition to a busy PT schedule, during this time Kate also taught yoga, Pilates, freestyle aerobics and group cycling.
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