Exercise is for everyone and seniors are no exception. The body will do what it is trained to do so let's train seniors so their bodies will function optimally. Just like all other age groups, seniors need: cardio, balance, resistance, core, and flexibility training. Since most of them will not exercise on their own, let's provide a fun, supportive, and social environment for them to do so. This course will give you the tools to lead a safe and effective active older adult fitness class with confidence. The ToughAgers® format follows guidelines and research for older adult fitness. Through detailed narrated videos this course teaches you how to apply this information. With over 155 detailed exercise examples, you will be guided through the following: • Introduction • Module 1 - Cardiorespiratory Training • Module 2 - Balance Training • Module 3 - Resistance Training • Module 4 - Core Training • Module 5 - Flexibility Training • Conclusion After you have completed the over 3 1/2 hours of instruction, you are encouraged to take the untimed 40 question quiz. With a score of 80% or higher, you will receive a ToughAgers® Instructors Course Completion certificate. CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: •0.4 NASM CEUs •4.0 AFAA CEUs
Tough Agers LLC: Deborah Rothschild is passionate about helping support people along their fitness and wellness pathways. Starting off as a Certified Personal Trainer in 2003, Deborah has worked as a Group Fitness Instructor, Pilates Instructor, Lead Trainer, Group Fitness and Pilates Manager, Fitness Director, and Sports and Wellness Director. She has a Masters Degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Fitness and Wellness from California University of Pennsylvania (CALU). Her Personal Training Certifications are from the National Academy of Exercise Science (NASM) and the American Counsel on Exercise (ACE) with specializations in Senior Fitness and Cancer Recovery. Deborah holds a Group Exercise Instructor Certification from the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) along with numerous specialty certifications. Currently, she trains clients on-location, virtually through Zoom, and online with her Deborah Does Fitness app and online portal. She offers 55+ group fitness classes through an On-Demand fitness video library. In addition, Deborah educates Certified Group Exercise Instructors on how to teach active older adults in a group setting. Continuing education units are available for NASM and AFAA upon completion of this online course.
How to lead a group fitness class for active older adults was a challenge I faced years ago. Learn from my journey as I applied my education, experience, and the feedback I received from older adults to develop an easy-to-follow format certified group fitness instructors could use. NASM and AFAA CEU approved