A real concern for older adults is the risk of falling. This risk is real and should be activity managed given that 1 out of 3 seniors fall at least once a year. In the wellness toolkit there is an extensive fall prevention presentation
It was three years ago this month that I became certified as a Nordic Pole Walking instructor. I was coordinating a fitness and nutrition program targeting individuals living with chronic disease and wanted to find a physical activity for my clients that was both invigorating and yet social and enjoyable at the same time…and that required no prior athletic ability. Nordic Pole Walking was the perfect answer as it combines the cardiorespiratory work of aerobic exercise with upper body....
As the weather in Toronto slowly starts to warm up, many older adults start to think about getting back to their exercise routines. One of the most common questions that people ask me is "why work with a Vintage Fitness personal trainer who only works with 50+ clients?".
COMPLETE HEALTH HISTORY: We take the time in the first session to do a full health history developed with older adults in mind. This ensures that we understand your health concerns and build a program for you that is suitable. Did you know if you are on certain heart medications it will affect your heart rate which means that the perceived exertion scale is better to use than a heart rate check?
EXPERIENCE: We work regularly with clients with low bone density, Parkinsons, Cancer, Diabetes, Depression, balance issues, heart disease, arthritis, low motivation and weight issues and know how to properly plan an exercise program for these conditions.
WE WORK AS A TEAM: We are a team of six personal trainers all with different motivational styles and expertise. We work across Toronto in clients homes and often work as a team to help clients achieve their goals.
If you have any questions about the Vintage Fitness team of personal trainers or you live in Toronto and would like a trainer to come and work with you drop me a note firstname.lastname@example.org
As an active person, maybe you realize and feel in your life the benefits of exercise and would like your aging parents to experience the same kind of benefits. Vintage Fitness trainers work as a team with many older adults and their children to inspire active, healthy lives.
Here are a few tips:
1. Keep it light: None of us like to be preached at or made to feel badly about our lack of motivation around exercise. Work with your mom and dad to create activity goals together.
2. Start them with a gift: It often takes a few months for new exercise habits to develop. Many clients purchase the first few personal training sessions for their parents to get them started.
3. Make it intergenerational: If you and your family live close enough to your parents exercise together and include the grandkids.
If you have questions or live in the Greater Toronto Area and would like to set up a free phone consultation don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.
As the fall starts to turn cool and rainy, many of Torontos’ boomers that go to warmer pastures over the winter start to plan their departure dates and winter plans. Exercise plans for while you are away are a key part of the planning.
You knew that exercise was good for you by strengthening your heart muscle, building your bone density and strength as well as combating stress but did you know it actually slows down the aging process?
A new study done at the Sackler School of Medicine in Israel, shows that to age gracefully you need to slow down the loss of muscle mass. Both muscle mass and muscle function decline as you age, a condition called sarcopenia. The combination of sarcopenia along with osteopenia, the loss of b
Most Canadians attempt to lose weight at some point in their lives. A study in 2001 done by NDP group shows that on average 64% of Canadian woman and 34% of Canadian men are on diets. There is definately an argument about the perception of thiness in our society and the quest for the lean bodies that cover newspapers, magazines and TV. In fact, 75% of female characters on situation comedies would classify as underweight (Greg Fouts, 2002). There is a problem with the pressure that most peopl