The primary focus of an Elderly Trainer is to assist seniors with an exercise program that will help improve their strength, mobility and independence and overall health and fitness. The Elderly Trainer may conduct fitness assessments, and help plan and implement exercise programs that will improve the quality of life for the elderly person.
We are able to aid in the placement of Elderly Trainers with certifications that include, but are not limited to, Senior Fitness Certification through the SFA (Senior Fitness Association), International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA), CPR and First-Aid certification.
While responsibilities are to be determined by you and your Elderly Trainer, they often include some combination of the following:
- Planning and supervising high fitness activities for the older adult, including appropriate warm-ups and aerobic conditioning, musculoskeletal strengthening, flexibility and balance exercises
- Providing quality senior-specific nutritional advice
- Planning safe and effective senior conditioning regimens
- Providing exercise modifications to accommodate for any disabilities
- Designing a safe elderly fitness program, decreasing risk of joint or soft tissue injury
- Providing accurate education in regard to health risk factors that are age related
- Be able to respond quickly and effectively in emergency situations
- Helping to provide motivation to stick to the exercise program