- Much like the demographic of our nation, the senior population is in need of fitness professional services to an equal degree, if not much more so than the general population.
- As is often the case, the body and our physical health takes the brunt of neglect as we spend countless years giving our time to work, community, social, and family needs. The moment when life tilts, giving us more time to focus on our personal needs, our physical fitness should be a top priority.
- Strength, as well as endurance training should be included in a senior fitness program.
- Flexibility should also be addressed, but it is much more of a “case by case” scenario, meaning, if you’ve always liked and included stretching in your life, then by all means keep it up.
- Having a home fitness program is very important to seniors.
- Accessibility and ownership (knowing what to do and how to do it) are key factors in successful physical fitness training.
- Learning! Fitness and nutrition are an ongoing education. Never stop learning. Never become complacent.
- Increased confidence, competence, and capacity to perform necessary daily functions, and live an active, engaging lifestyle.
- Including traumatic brain injury, fibromyalgia, auto immune, and cancer.
- Fitness training is a strong component of everyone’s lifestyle.
- Whether coming back from, or working through a trying life event, a strong exercise program can be of great benefit.
- Provides confidence, individual expression, and ownership of a huge part of their life.
- Creating a strong trainer-client bond is very important here. The fitness professional is a proponent of positivity in all areas of the client’s life.
REHABILITATION and CORRECTIVE EXERCISE:
- Working through and coming back from injury, surgery, or chronic pain.
- Correcting postural alignment through muscle balancing and functional training.
- Addressing individual needs concerning activities of daily living (ADL). *How your body is used or underused on a daily basis.
- Creating balance, and propelling you forward.
- Work to understand our limitations as challenges to be conquered through solid, strategic, and targeted effort.
YOUTH SPORTS CONDITIONING:
- Fitness training is fun!
- Developing a high level of body awareness, learning to move efficiently and confidently.
- Moving through a full range of motion utilizing functional training methods.
- Plyometric power development to maximize muscle fiber recruitment on demand.
- General strength training to give the young athlete a solid base or foundation, where he/she can build onto in the future.
- *No sports specific training until the individual has reached physical maturity and stopped “growing.” Too much, too soon, leads to muscle imbalances that can last a lifetime if gone uncorrected.
- Mental training to build confidence in competition. Learn how to perform at our best, in every opportunity.
- Train to deal with successes and failures, as well as wins and losses.
- Education is a big factor in giving the young athlete knowledge to carry with them the rest of their lives.
- Strength training is fun and empowering!
- How to prioritize your training to achieve your desired outcome.
- Periodization training to peak for “focus” events.
- Time management.
- Realistic outlook and performance expectations based on who you are as an individual. Including all lifestyle and fitness factors.
- Competing as an age group (masters) athlete.
- Choosing an event or sport to transition into: endurance, adventure race focus.
- Ultra-endurance coaching and strength training (sport specific).
- Nutritional (changing) perspective of aging. Eating for performance.
WEIGHT LOSS / LIFE EVENT IMAGE ENHANCEMENT:
- Hyper-focused training to achieve desired image for: weddings, vacations, photo shoots, etc.
- Lifestyle overhaul: nutrition, sleep, and fitness, to correct imbalances that have led to undesirable image and/or body composition.
- High accountability required.
- We work off of deadlines and short-term goals to build achievement and promote “little successes” on the road to transformation.
- Focus on creating a bond and enjoyment with the work, increasing the likelihood that you continue training for the rest of your life.
- Providing health and fitness solutions in the corporate setting.
- Maximizing employee health. Less sick time, more production.
- Exercise and wellness programs for employees, in the work place.
- Incentivize wellness utilizing small group challenges, office wide events, and corporate health fairs.
- In house consultations (employee assessments).
- Group training, onsite, for offices with fitness equipment, and showers.