Workshop Descriptions Senior Fitness
5 CEUs

Senior Fitness

AFAA's Senior Fitness workshop teaches the essential components of designing and teaching a safe, enjoyable Senior Fitness class. AFAA's Senior Fitness workshop will increase your understanding of the aging process and special exercise considerations and modifications. AFAA's one-day Senior Fitness workshop covers cardiovascular and medical considerations, psychological and sociological changes, AFAA Standards and Guidelines for Seniors and nutritional and environmental factors. AFAA's Senior Fitness workshops offer 5 CEUs for AFAA certified professionals.

WHAT IS AFAA'S SENIOR FITNESS WORKSHOP?
This one-day Senior Fitness program covers the essentials of designing and teaching a safe and enjoyable fitness class for seniors. Upon completion of the Senior Fitness workshop, you will have a basic understanding of the aging process and the special considerations which are necessary in developing safe and effective exercise programs for the mature adult population, healthy and frail. Senior Fitness topics include:

  • Physiological and functional changes

  • Medical considerations

  • Sociological and psychological considerations

  • Nutritional and environmental considerations

  • Risk factors and contraindicated exercises for Senior Fitness

  • AFAA's Standards & Guidelines for Senior Fitness
  • WHO IS AFAA'S SENIOR FITNESS WORKSHOP FOR?
    AFAA's Senior Fitness workshop is for instructors who are interested in or are presently teaching Senior Fitness.
    Recommended Precursor for Senior Fitness:
    AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification or
    AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification
    Exercise Science Fundamentals Home Study

    WHAT DOES AFAA'S SENIOR FITNESS WORKHSOP COST?
    The Senior Fitness workshop fee is $129 (less 10% discount for current AFAA members).
    This fee includes:

  • AFAA's Standards & Guidelines for the healthy, ambulatory senior

  • AFAA's Standards & Guidelines for the disabled, nonambulatory and/or frail elderly

  • Senior Fitness Lecture outline

  • Reference lists for music, recommended reading, research articles, and senior organizations

  • Sample workouts for seniors

  • 5 CEUs for AFAA certified instructors

  • One year AFAA membership ($68 value) or membership extension to current members

  • Subscription to American Fitness magazine (does not include postage to addresses outside of the U.S.)

  • Primary Group Exercise Certification - KickBoxing Certification - Step Certification - Personal Trainer Certification - Personal Fitness Trainer Certification - Advanced Personal Training Certification - Emergency Response Certification - AFAA Fitness Practitioner (AFP) Certification - Yoga Certification - The Wave Workout™ - Practical Skills & Choreography - KickBoxing Skills & Choreography - Step Skills & Choreography - Mat Science I - Mat Science I I - Aqua Fitness - Perinatal Fitness - Resistance Training - Senior Fitness - Fitness Jobs