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Testimonials

Here's What Recent SFA Program Participants Are Saying
About Our Award-Winning Professional Education Programs.

 

Brain Fitness for Older Adults:

"The curriculum was very well written and formatted for effective learning. Excellent! Thank you!! Recently, at age 58, I earned an M.S. in Education which focused on developing effective teaching and learning programs and, in my humble opinion, the Brain Fitness for Older Adults program deserves an A+. Thank you." -- Joanne B., California

"It was fascinating. I learned so much, it answered many questions I have had for years, and it did away with many myths that I had about the brain. Janie Clark, you did a fine job. A difficult subject, but you made it understandable. Thank you." -- Eva B., Ohio

"Thank you -- a really fascinating course. Very interesting." -- Claudine A., United Kingdom

"What I liked most about this program was all of it. This course was exceptionally done!! It was great!" -- Shareen H., Washington

"Great breadth of info and appreciated multiple modes of learning (DVD, CD, booklets, etc.). Great!" -- Karen S., Oregon

"Great information -- excellent brain workout. I am excited to incorprate this information into my seniors wellness program." -- Angela E., Georgia

"Well organized and highly instructional." -- Eleanor M., Florida

"What did I like most about this course? Everything." -- Cathy H., Indiana

"I liked everything about the course. I enjoyed learning about how the brain functions and adapts. The completed lesson plans are very useful. Can't wait to include cognitive fitness into my classes." -- Nicole C., Ontario, Canada

Go to Brain Fitness for Older Adults for additional testimonials and to learn more about the program.

Senior Fitness Instructor

"Best fitness course I've ever taken. I feel the content is very trustworthy. Thank you! What I liked most about the course is how carefully laid out it is. Each section is presented in a way that enables a new instructor to confidently plan a class designed for the older population that is engaging, fun and also safe. The course was very thorough. I really liked the fact that specific medical conditions and medications were included. I also really liked the diet and nutrition portion. All aspects are interconnected. The course provides a solid understanding of senior fitness programming. It is wonderful! Thank you!" -- Jayne B., Vermont

"The information for older adults is very informative and most helpful. Keep up the good work for us seniors so we can live to a ripe ol' age -- healthy!" -- Kaye H., Maine

"I have been teaching fitness for more than 25 years. I have several certifications. But I learned much more than I anticipated. This is a tough but very good course. I liked learning the specific differences in safety when teaching older adults versus younger populations. I also liked that more credit was given to the abilities of older adults when it comes to participating in fitness activities. I have taught group fitness for 25 years but, until recently, not classes specific for older adults. I am always careful and monitor my classes closely. But I am far more knowledgable about both safety and effectiveness now." -- Grace W., Maryland

"I liked that it worked well with my schedule. I could take it on my own time. With work and other commitments, that was great. The content flowed well and followed the sample questions, making it easier to learn and \ul\i retain\ulnone\i0 information. THANK YOU! Everything was user-friendly. I like the way this program is put together." -- Dana H., Colorado

"Very informative. Pictures of the exercises were excellent. Lots of information to use as an instructor as well as a senior." -- Virginia T., Michigan

"It was easy to follow and understand. It progressed in a logical fashion. I enjoyed the course very much!" -- Patricia T., New Jersey

"I liked how everything was explained and shown with a lot of details. This was and will be very useful to me in my training." -- Marcia M., Minnesota

"I liked how much information is provided -- and your genuine concern for the health and safety of the clients I will be serving. This course was one of the most arduous and rewarding experiences of my life. This is my life long dream." -- Susan B., Quebec, Canada

Go to SFA's Senior Fitness Instructor for additional testimonials and to learn more about the program.

Senior Personal Trainer

"All the information -- just great and exactly what I've been searching for." -- Cathy H., Indiana

"Great experience! I have worked directly with older adults since the 1980s, and I found this course to be invigorating! The reading material was amazing, and I plan to utilize it all. Also, I felt the testing was challenging. Thank you." -- Layne D., Virginia

"Pertinent, interesting information was provided." -- Penny J., Illinois

"I am so glad to find courses which focus on older adults and their particular fitness training needs. Thank you for specializing in this very important area. The materials are very well written and a pleasure to read. They cover both theory and practice. The essays and forms are packed with useful, easy to understand information. Excellent course. Well designed." -- Sharon B., Florida

"I found the course to be excellent in all respects and just the kind of course that I was looking for." -- John F., Florida

"I liked the way it laid out the specific needs, requirements, and some helpful suggestions for working with clients who have various physical limitations or conditions -- in a way that will be easy to reference when needed. I also liked the wide variety of topics covered, especially the focus on functional fitness and the points system, nutritional ideas, and the section on risky exercises to avoid." -- Cynthia E., Michigan

"Important content. In-depth, useful information that is well organized and easy to follow and absorb." -- Annie J., California

"This is the best educational course I've ever taken by far! Outstanding! I already have my master's degree, but I learned so much from this course that I just can't say enough about how great it is. I'll be able to use this new knowledge to really help my older adult fitness clients and make a positive difference in their lives!" -- Faith W., Florida

Go to SFA's Senior Personal Trainer for additional testimonials and to learn more about the program.

Long Term Care Fitness Leader

"I liked the examples of situations and the stories of specific students, which were closely related to experiences I've had as a caregiver in a long-term care facility." -- Pamela M., Vermont/p>

"I liked everything about this course. It was very good." -- Amy S., Florida

"I appreciated the detail and all the pictures." -- Lori G., Rhode Island

"Very good real life examples of situations that arise for me on a regular, every day basis." -- Aaron A., Minnesota

"Gave me more ideas for future classes. Very informative! Thanks." -- Donna N., New Jersey

"I highly recommend this course to all fitness and health professionals who will deal with the older population. It is very easy to understand and, therefore, an extremely effective teaching tool. Thorough and interesting!" -- Christine V., Philippines

Go to SFA's Long Term Care Fitness Leader for additional testimonials and to learn more about the program.