As we age, the core, proprioception, and balance become more important to prevent falls, maintain proper gait and keep us active. With core work often comes floor work, which can be uncomfortable for the aging population. This session is jam-packed with muscular core facts, activity ideas, and core exercises off the floor!
Staying functional is a key component of living a full life. Learn techniques and programming for your 50+ clients that will provide a challenging workout that makes them strong, stable, and able to perform daily tasks with ease. Explore a variety of equipment that provide options for unique exercises perfect for PT and GX.
It’s time to take aging sitting down! Discover how incorporating a chair can increase access to your fitness offerings by catering to clients of all abilities. Perfect for deconditioned clients or those overcoming injuries, you’ll learn how to design seat-based programming that lacks neither intensity nor fun, guaranteed to get a “seated” ovation from all of your students!
Lengthen, strengthen and challenge your lower body in this resistive, shallow water walking class. Striding, gait training and functional movement patterns will be performed to enhance flexibility and balance.
Do we eat too much protein in the US, or too little? How much is needed? What happens if you don’t get enough, or get too much? What are the best food sources? What if you’re vegetarian? Get your questions answered about this essential macronutrient by our Registered Dietitian. (Lecture)
Combining the latest exercise science and aging research with unique sequences, this workout is guaranteed to help participants build muscle, burn calories and slow the body’s aging process. Learn easy-to-implement sequences, progressions and modifications that will increase mobility and strength and accommodate all fitness levels. Your members will feel challenged and successful after this fun, high intensity cardio workout! – RECORDED
Proper function of the aging glenohumeral joint is crucial to the activities of daily living in older adults. This presentation will focus on simple exercises that can provide valuable results to help older adults maintain function of the shoulder and translate this function to their activities of daily living.
Strengthen your body at any age! This workout is strategically designed for 40, 50, 60 and beyond demographics. With a focus on the fitness needs of active agers including muscular strength, endurance, coordination and balance, enjoy rhythmic and timed-based movements with high energy music. Learn a program design system that you can use on Monday morning!
Experience a Vinyasa-Flow full-body warm-up that seamlessly transitions into segments of FUNctional low-impact interval training. Hone in on your breath, strength, flexibility, and balance while having fun! Explore the magic of guided imagery at the end of class that will leave you feeling strong and empowered.
Swim up to the barre for a true poolside playground! This low impact, full-body workout has a high impact on range of motion, posture and mindfulness. Join Rosie and learn how to create a fusion class that meets the needs of your multi-level clients, Serve up a cocktail of yoga, barre and joint mobility.
SA2D Saturday, 11:15am-12:15pm ET
Many gym-goers are focused on eating clean foods and staying in a specific calorie range to support weight control goals. However, our fitness clients are often under-eating, triggering their metabolism to backfire and causing the body to compromise important functions – without even meaning to! Could you or your clients be under-eating? (Lecture)
This creative workshop focuses on yoga postures done with the support of a chair. Standing, seated and floor poses are beautifully blended into asanas that encompass a creative strength building and flexibility promoting workout. A union of mind, body and spirit are at the heart of this program with special attention focused on activities of daily living and the ability to rise, fall and flow. Supported by a group of like-minded individuals, this program has far-reaching positive effects on aging exercisers of all shapes and sizes, building communities with a mindful attention to self-awareness. – RECORDED
This total body program is science-based and includes cardiorespiratory, balance, resistance, core, and flexibility training. Leave with program suggestions, choreography, and strength training systems supporting Tough Agers!
Challenge your members with a combination of strength movement patterns at every age. This class is perfect for anyone trying to improve their fitness and health no matter what their experience. Beginners can work at their level; intermediate and advanced students will be pushed to their limit by this full-body workout.
Foam rollers have an illustrious history in the fitness industry for good reason. The research tells us that foam rollers help to loosen tight muscles and activate inhibited ones. It’s also known to be the perfect tool to add a balance, challenge and improve alignment. By blending the advantages of foam rolling with your Pilates’ routine, you can create one amazing workout. Discover this three-step program and see how you can bring new life to your Pilates’ classes or your client’s training sessions.
This trademarked water yoga program blends the sciences of yoga with water relaxation principles for stress release, realignment of the spine and mind and muscle toning. Learn the “aqua salutation” and how to sequentially create a flow to balance your mental and physical well-being.
Starting in our 40’s, the brain begins age-related changes. In this lecture and movement session, we will explore the latest research about why mental decline happens and what we can do, both in and out of the fitness arena, to slow this decline.
Interval training isn’t just for the young – it’s for the young at heart, too! Join Ann as she discusses the benefits of interval training for mature clients. Study progressions and regressions and how to make transitions as smooth as butter! Learn ready-made sequences to implement into your live and virtual training sessions today, for measurable results and fewer injuries! – RECORDED
2:00pm – 3:00pm ET
1:00pm – 2:00pm CT
11:00am – 12:00pm PT
While aging is inevitable, how we approach it does not have to be. The time is now to introduce new attitudes and approaches that ensure our last 3 decades of life are greater than our first 5. In this session, Mo shares her functional fitness program and personal approach to aging that has helped thousands of individuals. (Lecture)
In this session Robert will review the research on strength training for the aging body and showcase the minimum performance values that the aging body should pursue in order to maximize quality of life and live longer. This will include select strength and conditioning strategies to maximize your efforts with your aging clients. (Lecture)
One of the number one needs for the active ager, or anyone who wants to move and groove without injury, is fall prevention. Balance training is key to preventing falls and is sadly often overlooked. This workshop teaches you how to facilitate yoga sequences specifically designed to strengthen the body’s ability to stabilize, balance and move with freedom and inspiration.
Make a new aqua splash with these exciting inspired routines. Experience six (6) 64-count choreography blocks of captivating, low-impact aqua sequences and discover why moving in water is natural for our senior population. Manual dexterity, ankle mobility, balance options, and neuroplasticity games are all integrated to improve your aqua aging programming. Comprehensive choreography handouts are provided to enhance your teaching skills and movement mastery. Inspire active aging adults to safely improve cardiovascular endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. Stay current with these fresh ideas!
According to the National Institute of Health, fibromyalgia affects 10 million US adults, 90% of whom are women. Many of your class participants & PT clients may suffer from fibromyalgia, and your services and support can be an important source of relief. Explore the causes of fibromyalgia, the toll it can take on our clients, and HOW to manage Fibromyalgia through movement including 5 Key components of training. (Lecture)
Stabilization is the foundation to power, force and resistance. Join Functional Podiatrist and Movement Specialist Dr. Emily as she explores how our foot is the gateway to core or center stabilization. Learn to access the deep foot muscles and integrate them with the pelvic floor and breathing patterns. Take the concept of from the ground up to the next level with programming that will change your clients movement patterns forever.- RECORDED
3:15pm- 4:15pm ET
2:15pm – 3:15pm CT
12:15pm – 1:15pm PT
This creative total body resistance band workout begins with a simple but effective steady state cardio routine to increase heart rate and movement in all three planes. Continue the class using tubing to strengthen the core with functional movement patterns, challenging balance and integrated body coordination with inspiration. Complete the workout with a unique stretch and relaxation segment to reset the mind and body. Leave with a strengthening and resistance program that includes a touch of “boogie”. Effective for all ages and fitness levels.
PT Programming for active aging clients does not have to be boring! Incorporating a variety of exercise types blended with functional training offers a chance to wow your clients. Walk away with fun, challenging workout sequences that will increase the quality of life for our 50+, 60+, and 90+ clients. Leave with a perfect program for all levels of active agers.
This workshop shows you how important stretching is and demonstrates how easy it is to stretch your clients on a table or the floor. Learn stretches with clear, step-by-step practical applications to increase your skills. Trainer-assisted stretching, as part of each training session, will help your clients improve their flexibility while keeping you within the scope of a personal trainer.
Get on board with this phenomenal cross-training option, aqua run & conditioning. Take advantage of the Power of Water! With a little imagination, you can adapt land-loving patterns of movement and resistance to the water, reducing joint wear and tear and injuries. Walk away with countless ideas for empowering programming for your clients, from athletes to active agers!
Sara Kooperman, JD, Robert Linkul, MS, CSCS, Maureen (Mo) Hagan, BScPT, BA, Irene McCormick, MS, CSCS & Ann Gilbert
How will we integrate exercise into the 50, 60, 70, 80+ age market? What type of programs will we be offering? What protocols will keep this at-risk population safe? What type of technology will work with this age bracket? Don’t miss this interesting session that will address the future of our active aging participants. Perfect for owners, managers, directors, group fitness instructors, and personal trainers alike! (Lecture)
Join Sue in this innovative and lively workout filled with short and sweet, easy to follow athletic drills with no complicated choreography or fancy dance steps. Follow along with quick, fun cardio, strength & stretching segments, perfect for the Boomers (or anyone!) looking for an energetic and low impact workout that is easy on the knees and other joints. – RECORDED
4:30pm – 5:30pm ET
3:30pm – 4:30pm CT
1:30pm – 2:30pm PT
What’s the difference between FLEXIBILITY and MOBILITY? Muscles and soft tissues are related to flexibility. Mobility is related to joint function. Understand the synergy between both and learn the latest research on training joints for better overall function & flexibility! Enhance your warm up, cool down and get a template for daily mobility programs
In this session Robert Linkul will introduce and review research on the correlation between longevity and grip strength. Robert will teach you a grip strength assessment that he performs with his older adult clientele and how those results determine their training program. Linkul will teach you multiple complex/compound movements that will increase your clients overall strength performance and increase their longevity. (Lecture)
Chair yoga continues to grow in popularity for our growing active aging population. It’s accessible and easily accommodates all levels and all ages. Learn how to successfully add this wonderful option to your toolbox as a fitness pro and yoga guru.
Activate the water, the most versatile fitness tool there is, in this trending aquatic format focusing on the functional needs of the active ager. Agitate, circulate, and regulate the waves around you to assure an increase in core stabilization and use of drag.
Use your body to optimize your brain, to think, feel, and act your best, at every age.
Stress compromises mental health, lowers immunity, and shrinks your brain. But you can do something! Learn fun effective Brain Fitness strategies to build a healthier, happier, and more resilient brain, and life. (Lecture)
Comprehensively examine the relationship between stability and mobility in the aging body. Learn effective methods to increase core stability and develop mobility in key areas, improving gait efficiency. Apply strategies for fall prevention through effectively training key areas for body balance – RECORDED