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Pneumatic Strength Training vs. Traditional Weight Stacking Machines

May 14, 2019 by Trisha Bolthouse

How do traditional weight stacking machines compare to pneumatic strength training equipment in senior fitness? Here's how they compare across 4 essential areas.

5 of the BEST Strength Exercises for Senior Independence

May 7, 2019 by Trisha Bolthouse

How can care professionals support seniors so they can remain active and independent as long as possible? Here are 5 of the most effective exercises.

5 Best Practices for Fitness Trainers and Therapists Working with Older Adults

Apr 30, 2019 by Trisha Bolthouse

Here are 5 Best Practices for fitness trainers to help older clients get active – and stay active – through regular exercise that includes strength training.

How to Improve Walking Speed in Seniors

Apr 23, 2019 by Trisha Bolthouse

The ability to walk predicts overall health and life expectancy for people of all ages - but especially for older adults. Here's how to improve walking speed in seniors.

Standard Exercise Equipment Presents Safety Concerns for Seniors

Apr 17, 2019 by Trisha Bolthouse

Typical exercise equipment is NOT made for older adults; it can even be dangerous! Avoid injuries & safely improve senior fitness by getting the facts now!

10 Tips for Leading Highly Engaging Senior Fitness Classes, part 2

Apr 9, 2019 by Trisha Bolthouse

Senior fitness classes that successfully pull people together are an excellent way for seniors to care for their physical, mental and social health. Here are 10 tips for how instructors can create the most effective, engaging classes.

10 Tips for Leading Highly Engaging Senior Fitness Classes, part 1

Apr 2, 2019 by Trisha Bolthouse

Senior fitness classes that successfully pull people together are an excellent way for seniors to care for their physical, mental and social health. Here are 10 tips for how instructors can create the most effective, engaging classes.

Maximizing Resident Engagement in Senior Living Communities

Mar 26, 2019 by Trisha Bolthouse

For care professionals who work with seniors in Independent Living and Assisted Living Communities, maximizing engagement in wellness programs is a pressing topic. Here are some great ideas for maximizing engagement from an award wining neuropsychologist.

6 of the Most Effective Strength Training Exercises for Seniors

Mar 19, 2019 by Trisha Bolthouse

While most care professionals understand the importance of strength training, it can be difficult to encourage seniors to add regular workouts into their week. Here's how to encourage seniors to just get started!

Keeping Long Term Care Seniors Healthy and Active

Mar 12, 2019 by Trisha Bolthouse

Being intentional about an active lifestyle is a core component to supporting the health and quality of life for seniors with limited mobility. Here are 5 insights for helping seniors stay active in long term care.