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Posts tagged "Older Adult" within Fitnovatives Blog

Is YOUR Grandmother an Athlete?

By Jonathan Ross on Friday, May 18, 2012


Although the current trend in fitness is to “train your grandmothers like your athletes,” if that idea isn’t approached thoughtfully and carefully, it can potentially be a terrible mistake. Training older adults like you train more competitive athletes is a great concept that I fully support, as long as trainers use proper movement and exercise progressions. The huge problem with putting it into practice is that proper exercise progressions are often thrown out in favor of tire flips.




Ready to Train Your, or Someone’s, Grandparents?

By Michael Mantell on Monday, October 24, 2011


Anyone who reads professional fitness, exercise physiology or strength and conditioning journals, knows that fitness equals longevity. Inactivity doubles the risk of mobility limitations and propels cognitive decline. Being professionally prepared to graciously meet the fitness and health needs of this generation makes good business sense.