Advancing and Adapting Your Senior Fitness Programming
Whether required as part of your role, or a temporary responsibility due to outside facilitator restrictions, there is an increasing expectation that recreation professionals are skilled at teaching high-quality senior fitness classes. In this session, we'll discuss where to start, what to include, and how to enhance your senior fitness offering to keep the seniors you serve physically strong, intellectually sharp, and socially connected.
1. Attendees will gain a clear understanding about safely and effectively implementing quality senior fitness programs by debunking 3 common myths about aging and exercise.
2. Attendees will be able to ensure their programming offers the 3 components required in a successful fitness program: Cardiovascular, Muscular Strengthening, and Balance Training.
3. Attendees will be able to identify at least one way to implement the 6 dimensions of wellness into every class.
Bio of the Presenter:
Emily Johnson is the Founder and Creative Director of StrongerU Senior Fitness. She is on a mission to innovate and elevate senior fitness globally by empowering recreation, fitness, and wellness professionals, and senior serving organizations, to deliver high-quality senior fitness classes. Prior to launching StrongerU Senior Fitness, Emily held the roles of Life Enrichment Assistant, Life Enrichment Manager, and most recently Regional Manager of Recreation supporting a team of 49 Directors of Recreation working in Independent and Assisted Living Retirement Communities. Today, she has trained over 700 senior fitness instructors across Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand primarily in senior living settings. Emily is an international trainer and conference presenter known for delivering dynamic sessions that give attendees “light-bulb moments” and tangible tools and resources to implement right away.