Knowledge for Group Fitness Instructors

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

A sample older adult workout designed by Janie Clark, president of the American Senior Fitness Association (SFA), appears in the new edition of the textbook Fitness: Theory & Practice, which is published by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).

This fifth edition of the book (2010) comes in hardcover and contains 519 pages. Not intended for senior fitness professionals only, it provides a comprehensive resource for group instructors of clients in all age ranges. It features an excellent chapter on older adult fitness written by Laura Gladwin, M.S., which includes Clark’s sub-chapter: a basic workout routine illustrated with photographs of an older adult exercise participant.

Clark’s work has appeared in every edition of the textbook. For more information about Fitness: Theory & Practice, click on


One Response to Knowledge for Group Fitness Instructors

  1. gymratttom says:

    As a personal trainer I am very interested in helping others in our demographic (boomers) with any and all health and fitness issues.