WHAT YOU WILL STUDY
The table of contents for SFA's Senior Fitness
Instructor training manual includes:
Strength Training for Seniors in a Basic Fitness
Progressive Strength Training Classes for Older
Risk Factor Considerations.
Older Adult Programming Guidelines: frequency,
duration, mode and progression.
An Overview Of Commonly Prescribed Medications
Specific Medical Considerations:
Balance and Motor
Moves to Avoid,
Additional Senior Fitness Programming
Simple Fitness Testing For Seniors
Introduction to Senior Nutrition
Aspects of Anatomy
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"Senior Fitness Instructor" educational
program is specially designed for those who plan to lead
active older adults in safe, effective and fun group
exercise programs in health clubs, recreation
departments, YMCAs, JCCs, community wellness programs
SFA Senior Fitness Instructor educational program will keep you on top in the highly
competitive field of older adult fitness group
will be sure that you are leading the
safest and most effective fitness classes available for
active older adults including the best in aerobics,
muscular training, stretch, pool exercise and more.
All subjects are given thorough, informative
Here are some exciting details about the skills you
Plan and supervise high quality group fitness
classes for active older adult participants,
including appropriate warmups, aerobic conditioning,
musculoskeletal strengthening, flexibility work,
relaxation activities, and post-aerobic as well as
Assist older clients in developing personal
Provide sound senior-specific nutritional
Plan a broad variety of safe and effective older
adult conditioning regimens including, but not
limited to, aqua training and indoor/outdoor walking
Adapt group and individual exercise activities to
safely, productively accommodate a variety of
age-predictable health concerns.
Make appropriate technical decisions regarding
class lengths, training formats, sequencing,
mainstreaming, use of music in older adult exercise
programming, seated exercise methods, resistive
exercise, and exercise modifications in connection
with commonly used prescription drugs.
Design safe older adult fitness programs excluding
contraindicated techniques and inadvisable training
methods (specifically those which increase risk of
soft tissue injury, cartilage degeneration,
stress fracture, falls, undue intracranial and blood
pressure elevation, postural hypotension,
preventable cardiorespiratory incidents, overuse
injury, extended post-workout fatigue, excessive
soreness, and emotional discouragement).
Provide accurate information regarding both
general and age-related health risk factors.
Respond effectively to emergency situations.
Provide effective fitness programming specifically
designed to preserve and promote older clients'
cardiovascular health, musculoskeletal health,
personal independence, energy levels, self-esteem,
emotional well being, and motivation to stick with
an exercise lifestyle.
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