The Music & Motion Studio has designed a course for everyone who teaches, has taught or wishes to teach group fitness classes in the rewarding area of older adults. Older adults can be anyone over 50 - they can be fit and active, frail and in a chair, or anywhere in the middle of those two.
This course has been designed to educate instructors on this area of group exercise and personal training. The content is based on sound scientific research involving exercises for increasing muscle strength, improving and maintaining bone density, improving cardiovascular health and encouraging increased balance, coordination and mobility. Strength training can help reduce signs and symptoms of many chronic diseases. Our aim is to give you a solid educational foundation in the area of older adults, as well as plenty of take home choreography.
The course has been divided into three parts. The Essentials is the foundation therefore all the fundamental knowledge required when working with this special population. It also includes cardio exercises such as warm ups, fun routines and games.
PRE-REQUISITES - you must already be a qualified Group Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer to teach fitness classes or train clients one on one. On successful completion of this course (see assessment page for details) you will earn 2 CEC's from Fitness Australia. (This is most likely 1 PDP from Physical Activity). There will be an additional $25 fee for us to assess your video and class plan.
If you are not an instructor or Personal Trainer you can still do this workshop for your own education purposes and will NOT be required to send in any of the assessment assignments.
Includes comprehensive information with exercise guide, CECs and lots of take away ideas.
This course was developed by :-
Rayanne Hutchins - Certficate 4 in Fitness, Cert 4 TAE, Older Adults Trainer
Karen Howden - Diploma Fitness, Older Adults Trainer (Heart Moves), Cert 4 TAE
Martin Howden - Diploma Fitness, Pilates Instructor
This popular workshop is presented face to face by Rayanne Hutchins and Rayanne also will be involved in assessing some of the courses as well.
Rayanne has been instructing for over 25 years; with her experience and knowledge she presents with flair and energy. Her focus is primarily on Fitness Training for Older Adults and all facets of Fitball.
She is passionate about bridging the gap between the Health and Fitness Industry and the fitness needs of the older population. As such, she is continuing to embrace and promote this area that is such a wonderful and fulfilling sector.
Rayanne’s presentations are packed with information, skills and techniques that are useable, achievable AND FUN.
StartAbout Older Adults
StartScope of Practice
StartExercise Prescription Guidelines
StartPosture, Alignment and Stability
StartIncorporating Fall Preventation Training into your classes
StartWhat if your client has a chronic illness?
StartNational Exercise Guidelines and Further Training Options
StartFurther Reading and Research
StartFeedback and Music
Frequently Asked Questions
This course has been put together with the collaborative effort of Rayanne Hutchins and Karen & Martin Howden for The Music & Motion Studio.
The idea for the training came from Karen Howden in 2008 seeing the need in the industry for better quality training in the area of older adults. Other courses have come and gone in this time, however we continue to go strong as we continue to be passionate in this area, and also all of us work with these clients still today.
The online training has been taken a step further and we have updated it from the face to face with additional information which we can provide because you are able to do the course at your own pace, whereas face to face we are limited to getting through the curriculum in the time available.
So extra research and information has been provided and authored by Karen Howden. We all hope you enjoy this course and we are sure you will get lots of great information and ideas.
Thank you for choosing our course and congratulations on taking your career to the next level.
Karen & Martin Howden with Rayanne Hutchins