Chronological Age vs. Physiological Age.
Practical Implications for Older Adults Training
When: Winter/Spring 2021 TBA
Registration: CLICK HERE
Older adults are outpacing the younger market in the health and fitness industry. They are becoming more motivated and educated about the benefits of physical activity as a result of media coverage. Attitudes and outdated stereotypes toward older adults are also changing for the better.
Chronological and physiological age are often very different and not an objective assessment of the person’s capability!
As fitness professionals, we have a responsibility to evolve our own standards and incorporate specific programming into our work with the older adult population.
I believe the fitness industry will need to update our approach for goal setting and for prescribing a fitness regimen for this special population.
The SPARTA method involves a synchronicity of Western exercise science and Eastern holistic arts that helps seniors overcome the perception of limitations and movement, promotes acuity, and develops self-confidence, which leads to more empowerment.
The SPARTA system utilizes the body’s innate ability to relearn movement along all anatomical planes. This is accomplished through progressive challenges to the individual’s cognitive and physical fitness.
The program combines hand-eye coordination drills, change of direction, ankle mobility, grip strength, power exercises, perturbation, and memory recall drills, among others. It also requires that the fitness professional has an above-average level of engagement in and awareness of the senior’s body language and feedback.
The inclusivity of the system can play a vital role in helping seniors maintain their quality of life, prevent injury, and set the stage for long-term independence.
What You Will Learn
-New perspective on chronological vs. physiological age for training older adults.
-Perception and Fears: The Missing Link of Older Adults Training
-Introduction to the SPARTA Method for goal setting and for prescribing a fitness regimen.
-Practical applications of Auxiliary Exercises in your program design and coaching tips.
-Increase value of remote or in club personal training by collaborating with other health and medical professionals and being an online resource.
First clip of my recent workshop for SCW Live Stream MANIA called “Chronological Vs. Physiological Age”.