Course

Strong Ageing

If you are a personal trainer or a health coach and work with any clients who are 55 or older, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about their training needs and become a true expert. Even if you don’t train senior clients, you will learn a ton of valuable stuff about movement, exercise modifications, and more. By the end of this course, you will: Have an understanding of the definitions of older adults and knowledge about changes to their muscles, joints and motivation. Have an understanding of the pros and cons of inactivity and activity for older adults. Have a list of appropriate exercises for older adults, together with templates for workouts that are modifiable. Have an understanding of the impact of chronic illnesses or age-related illnesses and how to work around them, and what modifications you can make to exercises for people in pain. Know what questions you should ask a doctor, physio or physician who oversees your older clients, to enable you to better understand your work with them. Know what assessment and client history is relevant to you as a trainer or practitioner. Know how to get older people moving again, increasing motivation and adherence. Know specific progressions / regressions to exercises that you may use when working with this demographic.

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NOTE: As this course was originally created on a different platform it is in a different format to our other courses with a lot more text to read rather than videos and there is no workbook at present.  Please let Claire know any feedback you have on this format.

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Adam Kaan
Posted 6 months ago
Started of really well

This course started off really well and lead to a complete paradigm shift in the way I looked at older clients. Sadly a third of the way through I felt like I was trowelling through pubmed. Needs more visual aids, simple summaries and explanations referenced back to studies rather than a list of studies.

Ben Jones
Posted 8 months ago
Great course

Broken down into bite sized chunks and bullet pointed which is best for me. I enjoyed this course as I train an older age group.

Sarah Bourne
Posted 9 months ago
Great Course - full of useful information

Great information to train a fast growing population interested in improving their health & fitness

Russell Gair
Posted 10 months ago
Great job from Greg

Greg has provided a fantastic resource with his comprehensive "strong ageing" course. There are so many actionable points, and useful references too. Stuart asked for feedback on the new format and I think it is great. Plenty of written content that you can use with clients, or turn into infographics for social media. A must for anyone training this age demographic!

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