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5 Ways to Use Your Senior Fitness Certification

By Matt Solomon | Aug 16, 2016 8:00 AM

When it comes to senior health, two significant trends are occurring simultaneously. First, the number of seniors is climbing upward — the Census Bureau has noted that the amount of people age 65 or older will double within the next few decades. Second, many of those seniors are becoming deeply interested in taking charge of their health, leading to a surge in over-age-50 gym memberships and classes.

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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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