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New PBS Documentary
Age of Champions (SFA members watch free!)
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May is Older Americans Month and the Administration on Aging has some suggestions to help you "unleash the power of age."
May 29 will mark the 20th anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, a public-private partnership organized by the Mature Market Resource Center. It's not too late for your organization to take part. Please click here to learn more or to register.
You can bring cognitive fitness to your physical activity program!
To help us introduce our new online learning center, this $249.00 course is being offered at a special introductory price.
*These special prices only apply to the on-line edition of "Brain Fitness for Older Adults."
As many Experience! readers know, on-line testing for SFA's certificate of completion programs is already available. Now complete on-line editions of our award winning courses will become available. Of course SFA's on-line courses include all of the valuable information and instructional resources contained in our "hard copy" programs. Brain Fitness for Older Adults is accepted for continuing education credit by most major fitness organizations. For example, the American Council on Exercise awards the course 20 hours continuing education credit (2.0 CECs).
Please click here to check-out our "Learning Center." While you're there, you can even try our "Dowel Exercise" course for free. "Dowel Exercise" is a brief sample on-line educational program that's very similar in format to our in-depth educational programs.
So, whether you're an internet veteran that already knows about the speed and convenience of on-line education or you're new comer looking to learn more, don't miss this opportunity to try our sample Dowell Exercise course and, if desired, enroll in "Brain Fitness for Older Adults" at a special introductory price.
Click here to see what recent participants are saying about SFA's award winning educational programs.
|Senior Fitness Instructor is designed for those who lead active older adults in enjoyable, beneficial, group exercise classes.|
|Senior Personal Trainer is for those that work with senior clients one-on-one or in optimal small groups.|
|Long Term Care Fitness Leader is for individuals who work with frail elderly clients in restricted settings such as nursing homes and adult day-care centers.|
Fitness for Older Adults is designed to
incorporate cognitive fitness into physical
|Plus you can also earn continuing education credits accepted by most fitness organizations.|
Up Senior Fitness
If your facility is planning to launch a senior-specific exercise program or if you'd like to infuse new life into existing services to ensure their continued success, this article by SFA President Janie Clark offers some suggestions on how to start or ramp up your senior fitness programming.
Don't miss this five part series from wellness expert Jan Montague, MGS.
This 2004 industry leading document was prepared by Nancy A. Ecclestone, Canada and C. Jessie Jones, United States in Collaboration with the Aging and Life Course, World Health Organization.
The original groundbreaking standards document by SFA Advisory Board member C. Jesse Jones, J. & SFA President Janie Clark was first published in 1998 in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 6, 207-221
Whole-Person Wellness for Seniors
Maestro David Dworkin brings a new excitement to fitness with his innovative exercise program Conductorcise®.
An informative update on the most current scientific evidence of yoga's restorative powers by Sara Kooperman and Lisa Ackerman
The American Senior Fitness Association (SFA) hopes you'll enjoy this essay which ponders connections among retirement, travel, fitness and health in a modern and ever-changing world.
Note: When the article above was published, we asked SFA members to tell us about their favorite getaways and vacation spots -- especially exercise-friendly places where mature adults can conveniently enjoy wholesome physical activity. Click here to check out some of the surprising responses we received!
Click on "Trendsetters" to learn more about Ward Luthi, Christine Schnitzer, Maggie Spilner and their innovative Walk 500 program.
More from the archives:
International Curriculum Guidelines for Preparing Physical Activity Instructors of Older Adults.
Standards for Preparing Senior Fitness Instructors
Strength Training Elderly Nursing Home Patients: Research from Dr. Wayne Westcott:
Senior Fitness Internship Program:Announcing an exciting opportunity to get "hands-on" older adult fitness experience and to earn SFA approved continuing education credits all at no charge!
Successful Wellness Centers: A Case Study: Take this opportunity to learn from successful professionals regarding the creation of a successful senior wellness program. An informative article by Jan Montague, Wiley Piazza and Kim Peters of Montague, Eippert and Associates. CLICK HERE"GIVE ME A BREAK": Senior Exercise Instructors, if you're feeling tired, worn out and uncreative, here is some sound advice from Mary Ann Wilson, R.N., host of PBS television's popular exercise series SIT AND BE FIT.
Speaking Their Language: Communicating the Message of Physical Activity to Older Adults Just Got Easier from Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)
Senior Fitness Exercise Case Study: In this case study, an 82-year old, male Alzheimer's patient, in relatively good health, has been referred to SFA certified Senior Personal Trainer, Bev Mickelson, M.A., for an exercise program. The study demonstrates the importance of being adaptable, patient and persistent when working with elderly populations.
Market Your Way Out of a Stuck-at-the- Bottom Economy:You can grow your senior fitness business in 2005! Click above for the second in a series of eye opening articles by Roberta Guise, MBA, that will help you reach your goals! A marketing consultant and speaker, Ms. Guise owns San Francisco based Guise Marketing and PR.
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Senior Fitness Professionals ... let the public know about your older adult exercise program for free!
List your senior fitness program with the Mature Fitness Network. This free service for older adults and for the senior fitness specialists that serve them, is under development. Click here for more information.
Attention Colleges and Universities! Now available: Vital college-credit and adult education Senior Fitness Specialist courses from the American Senior Fitness Association - complete, ready and easy for your school to implement. Click here to learn more.