Blog by:(Akshita Piplani)
Age should not be a barrier to exercise. For this growing section of the population exercise is an essential ingredient for a happy, healthy and active lifestyle.It will also allow you to broaden your client base and ensure that you can deliver programmes and classes that really make a difference to peoples’ lives.
But is it too late to improve your fitness and health once you are past the first flushes of youth? Absolutely not ! “You can train the older body, and markedly so.” And, with so much “untrained reserve” it’s possible for sedentary people to make huge gains, and fast.
This senior age group now constitutes the fastest growing segment of our population, and our Certification course is perfectly tailored to teach you the skills needed to provide personal training to elderly adults.
Each year hundreds of senior men and women who participate in events that demand a high level of fitness, like marathons and triathlons, dispel the old belief that sickness and deterioration are a necessary part of the aging process. Scientific evidence accumulates daily proving that with regular exercise, a senior can experience good health and vitality for the duration of their life. Study after study has shown that the typical senior is not only capable of strenuous exercise, but can vastly improve his or her health, strength, mobility and independence, following a properly constructed senior fitness program.
With more than 25 percent of Americans over the age of 65, learning to safely and effectively train senior adults could mean a tremendous business opportunity for you. Make training more accessible to older adults by learning how you can train them in their homes. Discover balance and movement challenges for the core, upper and lower body, and exercise modifications that take into account considerations applicable to senior clients.
While this burgeoning segment of the personal training market constitutes a lucrative opportunity, the real value is in the joy you’ll experience in changing people’s lives.These invigorating fitness classes provide modified, low-impact moves and easy-to-follow pacing for older adults who love a healthy, active lifestyle.It is well said that physical activity can add not only years to your life, but life to your years.