Fundamentals of older adult fitness development:
To be safe and effective you shouldn’t train an older adult like you would a young adult. Older adult fitness requires a constant focus on optimizing risk/benefit, thoughtful and appropriate exercise choices, body-respecting movement techniques and gentle exercise progressions. Older adult fitness should have its own fundamentals based on the physical characteristics and individual requirements and challenges of older adult bodies. Some older adult fitness fundamentals are below and read more about the unique characteristics of aging bodies.