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Who’s Who in Senior Fitness: Featuring Jan Montague

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

SFA National Advisory Board member Jan Montague is a strong voice for wellness and quality of life among older adults. She is Vice President for Whole-person Wellness Solutions Inc., a for-profit division of Life Enriching Communities in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jan was recruited by Life Enriching Communities (LEC) to further its effort to create a learning, teaching, and consulting whole-person-wellness environment. This environment can impact not only LEC’s residents and staff, but also – through consultations, management, and research with various national wellness partners – throughout the nation.

Jan has devoted her entire professional life to wellness and health promotion. Early in her career, she owned and managed a chain of fitness centers. Continuing to expand the dimensions of wellness beyond the physical to the whole person, she implemented and directed a state-of-the-art wellness center at a senior living community, Maple Knoll Village, in Cincinnati, OH. Knowing that other communities had similar needs, she began a consulting company and worked with more than 100 such communities in their efforts toward wellness. In the process, she collaborated with fitness equipment companies, health clubs, hospitals, physical therapy companies, and large architectural firms, developing wellness centers and programs that truly serve the whole person.

Jan obtained a BS in Applied Sociology from Northern Kentucky University and was honored to be accepted by the Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, obtaining her Master’s of Gerontological Studies (MGS) degree in 1992. She has conducted collaborative research with gerontology professors at both of these universities, as well as with researchers at the University of Cincinnati, Ball State Fisher Institute on Aging, Manchester College, Cal State Fullerton, and the Mather Institute on Aging.

In 1997, Ms. Montague received the Professional Achievement Award from Northern Kentucky University. She received the Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award from Scripps Gerontology Center in 2007. Jan serves on several national and international advisory boards and has authored numerous articles for professional journals focusing on whole-person wellness and optimal aging.


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!"