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Older Adults & Exercise

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Do you want to work confidently with older adults as a fitness professional? Gain practical knowledge of the ageing process, common long-term age-related conditions and the functional needs of older adults. Learn appropriate exercise interventions for this cohort, particularly in the areas of strength and balance. On completion of this foundational course, you’ll be able to plan and deliver safe and meaningful exercise in a one-to-one or group setting for older adults.

Suggested Pre-requisite:

  • CIMSPA: L2 Gym / Group Ex

Aims and objectives of course:

  • Have key background knowledge about the changes associated with ageing and the most common conditions older adults experience.
  • Understand the key exercise domains for older adults and why they are important.
  • Gain practical examples of exercises, drills and activities that are appropriate within the various exercise modalities.

Author Bio

  • Kris Tynan

    Passionate about functional ageing and helping older adults to thrive and lead active lives, Kris Tynan runs courses for people with hip and knee osteoarthritis in her hometown of Otautahi, Christchurch, New Zealand. As well as the wonderful courses she delivers here at FitPro, she is the author of the Exercise as Medicine online training courses Diabetes and Obesity, Joints and Bones, Older Adults, Breast Cancer and Exercise, and Prostate Cancer and Exercise, and always ensures her training for exercise professionals is practical, as she herself is on the front line delivering group exercise to special populations so she understands the challenges this can bring. In 2012, she was the recipient of Exercise NZ’s award for outstanding contribution to the industry.