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SFA credentials are nationally recognized
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professional excellence.

NCOA Health Promation Institute Best Practice Award

SFA offers award winning, senior-specific fitness education in three distinct areas of practical application as well as our new Brain Fitness for Older Adults program.

Senior Fitness Instructor

You can specialize in group exercise classes, low impact aerobic dance, seated aerobics, stretching, resistance band workouts, exercising with hand-held weights, and other forms of strength conditioning. Lead dynamic walking programs and matchless swimming pool classes! Explore the lively science of movement-to-music programming.

Senior Personal Trainer

Work with clients one-on-one and in optimal small-group settings. We emphasize functional fitness training and assessments, expert strength training, individualized aerobic and flexibility prescriptions, senior sports conditioning, post-rehab training, and total wellness counseling. SFA empowers you to operate your own business with flexible hours and unlimited earning potential.

Long Term Care Fitness Leader

You can share health and hope with frail elderly and disabled older adults in nursing homes, adult day-care centers, and assisted living environments. Learn how to work productively with regard to stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and other serious medical concerns. Lead model chair-seated exercise classes, wheelchair sports, and mental fitness activities. Learn strategies for fighting depression, enhancing self-esteem, increasing functional independence, and improving quality of life.

The American Senior Fitness Association (SFA) began publication of Experience! (initially called Round-Up) on July 15, 2005. Our concept was to provide timely information that would be of interest to older adult fitness leaders and that they could share with their fitness program participants. Since that time we have published over 100 issues featuring well over 500 articles. Now you and your older adult fitness clients can access all of them. Below you'll find a link to each issue and every article.

Click here for current issue and recent archives

Issues prior to 2010 archived by date:

18 DEC 2009 Special Issue - Holiday Recipes

05 DEC 2009  

17 NOV 2009  

03 NOV 2009 Special Issue - Brain Fitness Contest

15 OCT 2009  

30 SEP 2009  

17 SEP 2009 Special Issue - Smart Books

03 SEP 2009  

17 AUG 2009  

03 AUG 2009 Special Issue - Wellness Garden Program

17 JUL 2009  

03 JUL 2009 Special Issue - SharpBrains Guide

16 JUN 2009 Special Issue - Member Honors and Accolades

03 JUN 2009 Special Issue - Maintaining Cognitive Health

18 MAY 2009 Special Issue - Senior Exercise

01 MAY 2009 Special Issue - Senior Fitness Resources

20 APR 2009 Special Issue - Aging in America Conference

02 APR 2009  

15 MAR 2009  

02 MAR 2009  

17 FEB 2009  

02 FEB 2009  

16 JAN 2009  

02 JAN 2009 Special Issue - Pets

16 DEC 2008 Special Issue - Brain Fitness Project

04 DEC 2008  

18 NOV 2008 Special Issue - Stress & Depression

04 NOV 2008  

20 OCT 2008 Special Issue - Brain Fitness

06 OCT 2008  

15 SEP 2008  

02 SEP 2008  

15 AUG 2008  

01 AUG 2008 Special Issue - Sarcopenia

15 JUL 2008 Special Issue - Prostate Health

01 JUL 2008  

16 JUN 2008  

03 JUN 2008  

19 MAY 2008  

02 MAY 2008 Special Issue featuring Dr. Terri F. Katz, M.D

16 APR 2008 Special Issue on Ramping Up Senior Fitness

02 APR 2008 Special Issue on SFA Community Involvement

17 MAR 2008  

03 MAR 2008  

14 FEB 2008 Special Issue - Seated Exercise, Part Two

01 FEB 2008 Special Issue - Seated Exercise, Part One

16 JAN 2008 Special Issue - Progressing from Seated Exercise

03 JAN 2008  

14 DEC 2007  

03 DEC 2007 Special Issue - Addressing Health Concerns

26 NOV 2007 Extra - Special Promotional Issue

16 NOV 2007  

02 NOV 2007  

18 OCT 2007 Special Issue - Sign Language

02 OCT 2007  

19 SEP 2007  

03 SEP 2007  

17 AUG 2007  

01 AUG 2007  

16 JUL 2007  

01 JUL 2007  

JUN 2007 Extra - Special Foundation Adoption Issue

18 JUN 2007  

01 JUN 2007  

16 MAY 2007  

01 MAY 2007  

17 APR 2007 Special Issue - Elder Topics

02 APR 2007 Special Issue - Sinus Sufferers

15 MAR 2007  

02 MAR 2007  

16 FEB 2007  

02 FEB 2007 Special Issue - Living and Loving

16 JAN 2007 Special Issue - Brain Health

02 JAN 2007  

15 DEC 2006  

01 DEC 2006  

17 NOV 2006  

01 NOV 2006  

16 OCT 2006  

02 OCT 2006  

15 SEP 2006  

01 SEP 2006 Special Issue - Depression

15 AUG 2006  

01 AUG 2006  

17 JUL 2006  

01 JUL 2006  

15 JUN 2006  

01 JUN 2006 Special Issue - Medication

15 MAY 2006  

01 MAY 2006  

17 APR 2006  

01 APR 2006  

15 MAR 2006 Special Issue - Nutrition

01 MAR 2006 (Round-Up)

15 FEB 2006 (Round-Up)

02 FEB 2006 (Round-Up)

16 JAN 2006 (Round-Up)

02 JAN 2006 (Round-Up)

15 DEC 2005 (Round-Up)

01 DEC 2005 (Round-Up)

16 NOV 2005 (Round-Up)

01 NOV 2005 (Round-Up)

15 OCT 2005 (Round-Up)

01 OCT 2005 (Round-Up)

15 SEP 2005 (Round-Up)

01 SEP 2005 (Round-Up)

15 AUG 2005 (Round-Up)

01 AUG 2005 (Round-Up)

15 JUL 2005 (Round-Up)

Updated: March 23, 2010

 

Experience! readers: Thank you for your interest and questions. Due to the high volume of contacts SFA receives, we cannot respond to individual queries or comments. However, the newsletter does address frequently asked questions and topics of vital interest to our members.

Free SFA basic membership: If you aren't already a member of the American Senior Fitness Association (SFA), just sign up online at www.seniorfitness.org. There are no fees or membership dues. And, we don't give out our members' personal information to others! When you join SFA, you'll receive our e-newsletter "Experience!" which will bring you older adult fitness news, research, and wellness tips.

Fitness and health professionals: You may distribute copies of Experience! to your exercise clients and patients as a free newsletter service. Copies of Experience! or excerpts therefrom must always ascribe credit to the American Senior Fitness Association (SFA). To fulfill that requirement, include the complete banner (title information at the top of each newsletter) as well as all post-newsletter notes, messages, copyright information, and the SFA logo.