About Experience!

The American Senior Fitness Association (SFA) began publication of Experience! (initially called Round-Up) on July 15, 2005. Our concept was to provide timely news and 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 120 issues featuring well over 600 articles. Now you and your older adult fitness clients can access all of them.

SFA has been the leader in older adult fitness education since 1992. We offer award winning, senior-specific fitness education in three distinct areas of practical application as well as our Brain Fitness for Older Adults program.

American Senior Fitness Association
Post Office Box 2575
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170
Phone: 888-689-6791
Fax: 877-365-3048
Email: asfa@seniorfitness.net
Website: www.seniorfitness.net
Janie Clark, MA, president of the American Senior Fitness Association, recipient of the National Council on Aging’s Best Practice Award for professional education programming; member of the sanofi-aventis National AFib Support Team; author of numerous books, textbook chapters, journal and trade magazine articles on older adult health-fitness topics.
Robert G. Clark
Janie Clark, MA
Sharon Wilson, MEd
Brian H. O’Keeffe
Robert G. Clark
David Upson
Ellen Coven, MA, nationally recognized senior fitness author, educator, and dance-exercise choreographer.
James Evans, inductee into the US Natural Bodybuilding Hall of Fame, 42 year veteran of the health-fitness industry, and internationally recognized senior fitness consultant.
Laura Gladwin, MS, editor-in-chief of Fitness: Theory and Practice (3rd, 4th and 5th eds) and Personal Fitness Training: Theory & Practice (1st and 2nd eds) for the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America.
Jerry Hart, MS, adjunct professor of physical education and health at Montgomery College, Tacoma Park MD.
Terri F. Katz, MD, internist specializing in care for the elderly with the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center of Englewood NJ and director of The Center for Healthy Living in Teaneck NJ.
Amelia Leonardi, PT, MS, professor in the physical therapy assistant program of Delgado Community College, New Orleans LA.
Jan Montague, MGS, recipient of the Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award from Scripps Gerontology Center of Miami University OH and president of Whole Person Wellness Solutions, Inc. of Cincinnatti OH.
Kay Van Norman, MS, author of Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults, board member of the National Council on Aging’s Health Promotion Institute, and former director of the Keiser Institute on Aging.
Kathryn Thomas, PhD, adjunct professor at Georgia State University’s Gerontology Institute and director of business development for NeoCORTA Proactive Brain Fitness Service.
Christian Thompson, PhD, professor in the gerontology minor program of the University of San Francisco’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Mary Ann Wilson, RN, host of public television’s “Sit and Be Fit” workout series.

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.

SFA credentials are internationally recognized as a mark of professional excellence.

Experience! readers: Thank you for your interest and questions. Due to the high volume of contacts SFA receives, we may not be able to 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, 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! by email 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.

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