Importance of Exercise for Seniors During Winter

Importance of Exercise for Seniors During Winter

There’s a distinct nip in the air hinting to us that the Canadian winter is right around the corner. For Canadian seniors, the imminent winter conditions can pose a myriad of safety concerns both inside and outside the house. All too often the elderly end up in the...
Biggest Mistake When It Comes To Balance

Biggest Mistake When It Comes To Balance

As a personal trainer for seniors, I have heard many ways to improve your balance. Some of the ways I have heard have been good, some bad and others not worth mentioning. Notwithstanding the advice, if you don’t start with assessing a person’s level of...
Give The Gift Of Health

Give The Gift Of Health

Getting more exercise is a perennial priority for many Americans, and seniors are no exception. But older exercisers don’t need to train for a triathlon to reap the rewards of physical activity. In fact, the CDC recommends older adults get a moderate amount of...
Social Seniors Go To the Gym

Social Seniors Go To the Gym

For many seniors, keeping fit and well after they retire is extremely important. It’s estimated that by 2036, 25% of Canada’s population will be seniors. Health problems are more likely as you get older, but these are far less likely if you look after yourself....
How To Practice Balance For Real Life Situations

How To Practice Balance For Real Life Situations

While Balance or Fall Prevention is common terms when it comes to senior training, the idea that all of these exercises are geared to replicate real-life situations isn’t always right. In many programs with fall prevention exercises, seniors rarely if ever move from a...
How Can Seniors Can Prevent Tripping

How Can Seniors Can Prevent Tripping

When we think of fall prevention for seniors, most of the time people either suggest doing strength training or doing balance exercises.  While those suggestions are both critical in helping seniors prevent tripping and falling, they miss one main area. While the area...