Elderly Training


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Course Overview:

The fundamentals of training the elderly is covered in this course. We look at what their challenges would be, what the precautions are when training them and what the objectives for their programs should be. Watch as we teach an elderly lady by modifying and assisting numerous exercises. Learn what their restrictions are and how you can design a program for them and therefore improve their overall well-being. There needs to be a greater focus on understanding what they are capable of doing and what would be contraindicated for them during movement and exercise.

Aim of the course:

This course enables the Movement Professional to teach the Elderly with various precautions in mind. They will learn a program that covers the fundamental goals of teaching the elderly as well as how to address their needs without placing them into uncomfortable positions or expecting them to perform movements that are contraindicated for them. The movement professional will gain an understanding of how to modify and assist various exercises and therefore be able to meet the clients needs. They will also learn the teaching style that is required in order to deliver a successful class for this specific population.

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Course Description:
  • Their needs
  • Possible injuries or pathology
  • Goals for their program
  • Precautions to avoid injury
  • The exercise program
  • Conclusion

Course requirements:

  • Computer, Internet, Manual (to be printed off of website), stationery
  • Small equipment (arc or bosu, band, mat, 65cm ball, box or bench, tone loop, raised surface, chair or cube)

Course presenter:

Tanya Thompson – Founder of Pilates Unlimited the Art of Movement, 20 years’ experience, Dance Diploma at Tshwane University of Technology, founder of Kinetic Precision International, Pilates Unlimited and Of-courseonline.com

Course agenda:

  1. This course is done online at a time convenient for the candidate
  2. The course is presented via a video so the candidate is able to watch the course and follow the presenter from the manual
  3. The course is covered in 1 session
  4. The course duration is approximately 90 minutes
  5. At the end of the final session, they are to complete a test at their convenience
  6. They will also receive the 1-page course summary
  7. A certificate will be available once they have achieved 70% on the test
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