Employing Older Trainers & Instructors: Are they An Untapped Opportunity?

Launching your fitness career later in life can be both daunting and exciting. You may have already had a long and successful career in a completely different industry and now you are starting from scratch – wondering how you will fit in – in an industry that can appear to be dominated by young, and… Read More

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Boot Camps are for Seniors, Too!

If you are in your 60’s and you are getting less exercise than your doctor recommends, you certainly aren’t alone. According to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 31 million adults aged 50 or older are inactive, which increases their risk for everything from heart disease to osteoporosis. Seniors who do… Read More

Staying In Top Shape after Retirement

A military career often comes with a rigid and invigorating physical exercise regime. As the guardians of your nation’s safety and freedom, you always want to be in the best possible shape. But, as you reach retirement age, it can be tough to keep to the same schedule as you may have had when you… Read More

Fighting Osteoporosis with Regular Exercise

Nearly all adults over the age of 60 have dealt with or are currently battling bone density loss. Your bones age just the same as the rest of your body and, as time goes by, the natural loss of bone material far exceeds the rate of new cell production. Bones that are broken down are… Read More

Exercise to Prevent Falls in Older Clients

Why is Falling a Problem? Falls are a significant health risk for older adults, with approximately one in three community-dwelling people aged 65 years or older falling every year, and the risk of falling increasing with age. In addition, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalisation, accounting for some 40% of injury-related hospitalisations. That is compared to 12% for transport… Read More

Linking the Risk of Falls & Cycling in Older Adults

People who keep cycling into their later years are at lower risk of the kinds of falls that plague older folk. A third of over-65s take a tumble each year, and about a quarter of those who break their hip this way die within a year. Injuries aside, the fear of a repeat fall can limit mobility. Chris… Read More

Health & Fitness and the Government Spending Review 2019

A Government Spending Review in early 2019 will determine the allocation of £4 trillion of public money (IFG, 2018). UK Active’s National Summit, which took place on 12 September in London, was a timely opportunity to demonstrate the fitness sector’s positive impact on society. In 2017, UK Active outlined the impact physical activity can have as the ‘golden… Read More