Older Adult Fitness Blog

Social Aspects of Group Fitness for Seniors

Today, I am writing about the social and community aspect of exercise for older adults. While many people might associate things like cribbage games or knitting clubs as typical social activities for seniors, group fitness…



Safe Exercising

One of the key considerations in older adult fitness is safe exercising. As a result of pre-existing conditions, muscle and joint degeneration, and age-related illnesses, it is important for older adult instructors to prepare their…


An 87-Year-Old EMT?

I love stories like this! This is a USA Today article about Edna Mitchell, who works as an emergency medical technician (EMT) in Maine, doing things such as rescuing motorists from car wrecks, even though…



The Real Rewards of Exercise

When a lot of us think of the benefits of exercising we think of the physical and extrinsic reasons such as having a better body, losing weight and over all better health. Unfortunately it does…



The Sitting Disease

As discussed in this article, we now live in a culture of inactivity because so much of our time is spent sitting and it only gets worse the older we get.   The oldest adults typically…


A Playground for Seniors?

A recent trend is “playgrounds” for older adults. We’ve all seen kids’ playgrounds, with slides, swings, and climbing structures.  However, there are more and more seniors “playgrounds” (somewhat quaintly known as “elderly parks”) being installed…


You can do it!

This is an inspiring article that I read last summer that I wanted to share with you.  It’s about a former body builder who opened a gym in New York City for older adults, mainly…


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