Users' questions

Do older adults respond to exercise training?

Do older adults respond to exercise training?

Do older adults respond to exercise training in similar way as younger people? The answer is Yes. However the exception, in the physical fitness findings, between the older adult and younger people, is that older people have more difficulty increasing their lower-body strength compared to the younger group.

What are exercise contraindications for older adults?

Absolute contraindications to aerobic exercise and resistance training programs include recent myocardial infarction or electrocardiography changes, complete heart block, acute congestive heart failure, unstable angina, and uncontrolled hypertension.

What types of exercise programs are appropriate for adults over the age of 70?

The Best Exercises for Seniors

  1. Water aerobics. In the past years, water aerobics have become an extremely popular form of exercise among all ages, but in particular to seniors.
  2. Chair yoga.
  3. Resistance band workouts.
  4. Pilates.
  5. Walking.
  6. Body weight workouts.
  7. Dumbbell strength training.

Is there Level 3 exercise for older adults?

With this in mind, there’s now an increasing demand for exercise professionals to help meet the needs of this special population. Our Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults qualification is accredited by YMCA Awards (formerly CYQ), and it will give you the necessary skills to make a real difference to your clients’ lives.

Why do we need exercise for older adults?

Successful completion of this exercise for older adults training course will give qualified health fitness instructors and personal trainers the knowledge and skills to help older adults maintain and develop functional fitness and age ‘successfully’.

How much does an older adult fitness course cost?

The standard cost of the National Qualification in Exercise for the Older Adult course is €180.00. The discounted rate for graduates of the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training is €150.00.

How to support independently active, older adults?

the special considerations that must be taken into account when programming and delivering exercise for independently active, older people and the benefits of physical activity and exercise to them how to support and motivate the independently active, older adult in exercise and promote exercise for this section of the population