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Older adults, a Special Population class (Teach)
November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm$240 – $300
With the increasing numbers of our older population, we now find that more and more older people are looking to take part in exercise classes. The benefits of continued activity are being promoted from every angle, and with more health care professional recommending patients exercise there is a definite need for more classes. Although gyms and health clubs have traditionally catered for a younger age group many are now adding classes for the over 50’s, even so many older people still feel they have no place to go.
At first glance, Pilates seems to be the ideal solution however as we know not everything in Pilates is suitable for all clients. As with any class taught our primary aim must be to offer our clients’ safe, effective, and appropriate exercise. In working with an older age group, there are many more factors to consider:
Workshop aims and objectives
- Understanding the ageing process
- Discussing the common medical conditions that affect older people
- Defining our responsibility as exercise teachers
- Understanding our limitations as exercise teachers
- Signposting to national guidelines and current practice
The aim of this workshop is to give an overview only of working with clients 50+, by understanding the age related changes that occur we as teachers can be more prepared to adapt and change our technique and offer good informed advise about how to exercise.
Cost £350 (early bird £300 booked 2 weeks in advance)
Discounts for PiN £240