Plus, a free mobile version allows you to input test results directly from a smart phone or a tablet. The kit includes a manual, software and a video, each available separately. Test Results: Interpreting and Using Feedback to Motivate and Improve Performance Interpreting Test Scores Methods of Providing Feedback to Participants Using Test Results to Motivate Participants Summary Chapter 6. Studies show that even moderate daily exercise can slow down your aging clock and reduce risk for disease and heart attack up to 50%. The Senior Fitness Test Kit is suitable for fitness professionals, health care professionals, physical therapists, and therapeutic recreation specialists who work with seniors. Great for beginners, older adults, and physically challenged, this workout is both fun and effective! For the past two decades she has done extensive work in physical performance assessment with a particular focus on senior fitness.
The older we get the more important stretching becomes. It consists of seven tests--covering lower- and upper-body strength, aerobic endurance, lower- and upper-body flexibility, agility, and balance--that can be conducted with minimal space, equipment, and technical requirements, making it easy to administer in most clinical and community settings or in the home environment. Join fitness pros Robin Stuhr and Cindy Joseph, plus Sarina Condello for over 20 complete workouts designed specifically for seniors. Functional Fitness Standards for Older Adults Appendix O. All exercises are done either standing or sitting in a chair — no lying down on the floor. It also includes instructions on organizing and testing groups of older adults. Up until now, most physical fitness tests have been geared to younger audiences.
Enjoy Carol's graceful calm style of teaching in a beautiful Zen style setting. Participant Instructions Before Assessment Appendix D. Facial and neck muscles can be exercised just like any other muscle, to strengthen and sculpt it anew. Station Signs for Posting Appendix H. Improvement in the daily quality of life.
Included in the manual are descriptions of procedures, instruction sheets and equipment lists, test setup suggestions, group testing methods, and recommendations for training others on test administration. The appendix has reproducible sample forms, charts, tables, and posters for instructors to use in their programs. A holistic program, Gentle Fitness is great for people who get cramps in their feet or legs, get tired easily or have stiff joints. She breaks it up into small digestible bites. The key to working with this diverse population is overcoming any misconceptions and treating each client individually in terms of personality, needs, goals, stage of readiness and physical activity experience. Nothing is too demanding but there is a definite working of joints and muscles. This program covers a wide variety of topics to prepare you to safely and effectively work with active agers, and to understand the role fitness plays in the lives of older Americans.
With no verbal instructions, you can enjoy your workout with only the beautiful, original musical score in the background. Gentle Fitness helps people self-manage their health and keep medication to a minimum. Move gently out of your rut with Scott Cole and the graceful healing art of Tai Chi as you breathe new life and Chi energy into your back and entire body, while improving overall strength, mobility, and flexibility. This growing population of active agers is seeking to gain strength and vitality while warding off inactivity-related disease—and you can help them achieve their goals. No other exercise program is as gentle to your body while providing a challenging workout.
More than one-half of the participants performed in the normal range or above normal range, according to the criterion performance data. Assessing these components of fitness can detect weaknesses which can be treated before causing serious functional limitations. Although physical fitness has traditionally been associated with the young through the middle-aged, it is most critical for those in their senior years. She has taught senior fitness classes and conducted training workshops for senior fitness instructors for over 25 years. The book features dozens of illustrations and fun exercises, including slumping into your chair and dancing with your pillow! Participants were tested at two time points with a time interval of 24 hours to 1 week between tests.
J of Aging and Physical Activity, 1999b; 7: 162—181 Jones C. The individual fitness test items involve common activities such as getting up from a chair, walking, lifting, bending, and stretching. Conclusion: The Senior Fitness Test is a practical test for clinical use. Plus a 7 minute information video explaining the system. Moreover, working with active agers offers the opportunity to completely transform lives and make people feel younger as they age with strength and grace. I hope you will long continue your excellent and helpful work. These fun and easy-to-follow exercises include Yoga, Pilates, Stretching, Aerobics, Resi.
Are you an existing customer? Your order is backed by my 60-day No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee. Here is a list of the tests, with links to more details for each. Conclusions: Physically active older women show a deterioration in physical fitness along with age. Getting started has always been the hard part. The manual presents clear instructions on preparing and administering the tests and interpreting and using the test results.