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7 Fitness Tips to Improve Bone Strength

Senior Fitness

7 Fitness Tips to Improve Bone Strength

We talk a lot about muscles, but what about our bones? Strong bones can help keep you moving well for years to come. Follow along for tips to improve bone strength.

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Corrective Exercise for Seniors

Safety / Injuries | Senior Fitness

Corrective Exercise for Seniors

Older adults are living sedentary lives and suffering the consequences. But they don’t have to. Get up to speed on corrective exercise for seniors to help your older clients improve their daily lives.

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The Importance of Strength Training for Seniors

Senior Fitness | Strength Training

The Importance of Strength Training for Seniors

Looking to add to your personal training offerings? Why not work with older adults? Seniors get major benefits from strength training. We’ll explain how in this newest ISSA blog post and help you get started working with safely with senior clients.

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Fighting Sarcopenia with Exercise and Nutrition

Senior Fitness | Special Population

Fighting Sarcopenia with Exercise and Nutrition

With aging comes more medical concerns, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, dementia and a whole host of others. One of the lesser-known threats to aging populations is Sarcopenia and we’re going to talk about what it is, how it develops in the body, how to manage it, what can be done to prevent it, and most importantly how someone can use exercise and nutrition to treat it.

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Pain in the Buttocks when Sitting? Use these Tips

Performance | Safety / Injuries | Senior Fitness | Strength Training | Training Tips

Pain in the Buttocks when Sitting? Use these Tips

If you or your client has sharp pain, numbness, or tingling in the lower back and buttocks (glute) that travels down the back of your leg, you’re not alone. A muscle called the piriformis is most likely to blame and these are the reasons why PLUS the best mobility exercises to use. Read, learn, and share the recommended exercises to your clients in this article.

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Does a Personal Trainer for Seniors Pay a Better Salary?

Senior Fitness

Does a Personal Trainer for Seniors Pay a Better Salary?

Personal trainers are on the hunt for clients who can afford their services, need their product offerings, and make ongoing fitness a consistent priority. The best way to secure consistent business is by catering to a large and untapped market: Baby Boomers and the Great Generation. So, how does being a personal trainer for seniors command a better salary? We’ll explore the needs of these dream clients and how you can earn a better salary by tapping into their market in this article.

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Exercise Improves Symptoms for Those with Fibromyalgia

Safety / Injuries | Special Population | Senior Fitness

Exercise Improves Symptoms for Those with Fibromyalgia

The causes of fibromyalgia are not fully understood and so there is no cure. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps to improve health, fitness, mood, and symptoms of those living with this condition. Exercise is just one lifestyle change that can greatly increase the quality of life for those with fibromyalgia.

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Convince Senior Clients to Take up Meditation

Senior Fitness

Convince Senior Clients to Take up Meditation

Did you know that in less than ten minutes per day your older clients could significantly improve their training and results? The hard truth is that as we age our brain volume declines, particularly in the areas that guide motor functions. But, research is discovering that the simple act of meditating, for just a few minutes a day, could make all the difference, and actually turn back the clock.

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You are never too old to be a trainer!

Success Stories | Senior Fitness

You are never too old to be a trainer!

Rose Biscardi became an ISSA-certified trainer 10 years ago, with a concentration in helping people 55 and older stay active and fit.  “Nobody can believe that I’m going to be 84 in September,” Biscardi said. “They say they want to do what I do.” And her admirers are not relegated to senior status. Her grandson recently told her, “I hope I got your genes.”

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Q&A: Am I Too Old To Be A Personal Trainer?

Business | Q&A | Senior Fitness

Q&A: Am I Too Old To Be A Personal Trainer?

I am a retired scientist, age 55, I recently graduated with a degree in exercise science and also have the Masters certification [Master Trainer] from ISSA as well, do you think I am too old to be a fitness trainer and to be taken seriously, do you think people will respond well since I am an old guy, I don't look my age at all and am in fantastic shape, however fitness trainers are usually half my age, thoughts?

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