Strength & Cardio Exercise for Older Adults

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jul 21, 2015 9:00 AM

Staying fit and mobile is essential, especially for senior citizens. As we get older, healthy, frequent movements are paramount for staying balanced, stable and in control of our minds and bodies. With all of the trends out there, however, it can be difficult to decide which ones are truly best for seniors.

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Your Summer Exercise Bucket List

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jul 14, 2015 9:00 AM

Break out of your normal workout routine and celebrate the start of summer with our summer bucket list. Whether you hope to tone your body this summer or just soak up the sun and try out new activities, we have you covered.

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3 Pilates Exercises to Help Seniors Improve Balance & Mobility

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Oct 23, 2014 9:00 AM

For the past ten years, Pilates has become more and more popular in the fitness community. Whether you're young or old it's a perfect way to improve balance, mobility and strengthen the core. At AFPA we are passionate about delivering information and workouts that are tailored to each age group and fitness level; in today's post you'll gain insight into the benefits of Pilates for senior citizens.

Keeping fit and mobile is essential, especially for seniors. As we get older, healthy movements can help with balance, stability, control and overall fitness. With all of the movements out there it can be difficult to decide what movements are the best fit for older adults.

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Mixing it Up: 2 Yoga Workout Plans for Men

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Oct 16, 2014 9:00 AM

Are you looking to challenge your male clients? Or maybe you're interested in providing more fitness opportunities at your local gym?

While many people are guilty of associating Yoga as just a way to relax and ease through a workout, it's also very physically challenging. If your client is prone to injury or needs to challenge their body in different ways, we challenge you to incorporate these two beginner Yoga workout plans into the next session. Or integrate a program at your local gym.

At AFPA we are huge advocates for leading by example. With that in mind, the best way to guide your clients through a seamless sequence of movements is to practice them yourself. Just like you would test out that new strength training routine, test out these next few Yoga moves.

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Mix up Your Daily Exercise Plan: Incorporate a Stability Ball

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Oct 9, 2014 9:00 AM

At AFPA we are firm believers in mixing up your workout routine to keep it fresh and challenging. Not only will it increase your endurance but it will keep you engaged in each workout. Just like anything else, when you follow the same old routine, you are less likely to feel excited about your workout. In today's post, we are going to share a few exercises that can be done at home using a stability ball, and how you can start incorporating variation to your daily exercise plan!

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How to Become a Certified Group Fitness Trainer

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Oct 2, 2014 9:00 AM

If you're passionate about the health and fitness industry and are looking to inspire others to lead a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle, group fitness training may be exactly what you're looking for in a career. Whether you have always been excited about attending your Monday night Indoor Cycling class or you're looking for a more fulfilling career path, a group fitness certification can not only help you to stay in shape during the chaos, but can help you add diversity to your career.

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Construct a Weight Loss Workout Plan that Your Clients will Love

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Sep 25, 2014 9:00 AM

Your clients are spending hours and a significant amount of money with you every single week, so nothing can be more frustrating for you and your client than when they aren't seeing the results they are looking for. Unfortunately, this can happen for a number of different reasons:

  1. There isn't enough 'variety' in the workout plans for your client.
  2. Trouble spots are not being targeted.
  3. Clients are only working out with you, and not outside of training days.
  4. You are focusing on strength training more than cardio, or vice-versa.
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