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Understanding the Challenges of Working with an Older Adult

Outline for Course: Understanding the Challenges of Working with Older Adults 1) Breakdown of Age Groups of Personal Trainers 2) Increase of Baby Boomers and Older Adults 3) Emphasis on Health and Wellness for Older Adults 4) Differences in Attitudes between the Generations 5) History of the Influences that Shaped the Older Adult’s Belief System 6) The Art of Listening to the Client 7) The Importance of an Accurate Physical Assessment Before Starting an Exercise Program 8) Appropriate Exercise Selection 9) Adjustments in Various Exercises to Ensure Success 10) Reevaluation on a Consistent Basis for Continued Renewal

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