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Who’s Who in Senior Fitness: Featuring Laura Gladwin

Friday, September 17th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

SFA National Advisory Board charter member, Laura Gladwin, MS, MAFP, has a strong record of making things happen in the field of senior fitness. Her profile will soon be joined by others on SFA’s Who’s Who in Senior Fitness website page.

Laura Gladwin earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education from Michigan State University and her master’s degree with specialties in gerontology and exercise physiology from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF).

A respected author, presenter and mentor, Laura is the owner of LGA Consulting in Marana, Arizona, specializing in wellness educational program development and implementation. As chair of the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Education Advisory Board, she oversees all of AFAA’s educational programs. She is the editor-in-chief for the AFAA textbooks Fitness: Theory & Practice (3rd, 4th and 5th editions) and Personal Fitness Training: Theory & Practice (1st and 2nd editions).

In addition to serving on SFA’s National Advisory Board, Laura is a fellow of the National Board of Fitness Examiners and a coalition member of the National Standards for Preparing Senior Fitness Instructors and the International Curriculum Guidelines for Preparing Physical Activity Instructors of Older Adults.

Previously, Laura served as an advisory board member for ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal; associate professor at CSUF; and special advisor to the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. She currently teaches exercise classes at Heritage Highlands, an active adult community located in the Dove Mountain community of Marana, Arizona.

On a personal note, Laura and her husband Steve enjoy visiting their son Ken in California — and, in Oregon, their daughter Lindsay and son-in-law Dave, who are the parents of four-year-old Tyler and two-year-old Lily. Laura says, "I am a grandmother of two fantastic children!"