Exercise is for everyone and older adults are no exception. The body will do what it is trained to do so let's train older adults so their bodies will function optimally. Just like all other age groups, older adults 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, effective active older adult fitness class, small group training, or private training session 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 170 detailed exercise examples, you will be guided through the following:
• Module 1 - Cardiorespiratory Training
• Module 2 - Balance Training
• Module 3 - Resistance Training
• Module 4 - Special Populations
• Module 5 - Core Training
• Module 6 - Flexibility Training
After you have completed the 6 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:
• 0.6 NASM CEUs
• 6.0 AFAA CEUs
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 and personal trainers could use.
Download the app by searching "Deborah Does Fitness" in the App Store or Google Play. After you log in with the same username and password you used to purchase the ToughAgers® Instructors Course, click on the three horizontal lines on the top left of your screen. Click on "Groups" and then click on "ToughAgers® Instructors Course".
Once you have completed the Online or Live ToughAgers® Instructors Course, you will receive an email with a private invitation to the ToughAgers® Instructors Group that will include a coupon code for $5 off per month for your first 12 months..