It doesn’t matter the age of a person, no one is too old to exercise and keep fit, whether it’s down your local gym or for a run around the park. But what about pole dancing? As controversial as it may be, it is an effective way to keep fit, tone up and drop a few pounds, and there are specially designed pole dancing classes that are designed for exercising and nothing else; and it’s not just for the young either. Unfortunately, pole dancing isn’t covered in Focus Training’s personal training courses, but we do have an older adult fitness coach course available.
We read in the news recently that older adults are taking to the poles as part of their water aerobics classes. These particular aqua based pole dancing classes do not involve the ‘typical moves’; they’re designed to be joint paint friendly for the members and to help those suffering from arthritis. This is provides an upper-body workout as well as core training, and combining this form of exercise with the aqua aerobics carries various benefits including:
- Posture improvement
- Physical therapy for arthritis and sports injuries.
GP’s will often refer water-based exercises to older adults to help improve their core strength and help with any joint pain issues that their patients might have.
Becoming an older adult fitness instructor is a great area to work in and can provide you with new and exciting opportunities for your career. If you are looking to work with a specific age group, then our older adult fitness coach course might just be the personal training course for you.
Why not download our free online prospectus today for more information about our range of personal training courses, or contact the team at Focus Training directly for information on our older adult fitness coach course.