The #9 Fitness Industry trend for 2018: Programs for Older Adults (ACSM)
Agercise™ came to be after Charles realized there was a huge gap in programming in the industry for the "Young Old, Old and Oldest Old" Charles found active aging fitness geared for the "really in shape" 50 or 60 years olds and music that's not appropriate for 70-100 year olds.
Agercise™ provides motivating music from their generation. Fun programming, no complicated choreography, challenging and FUN movements. Charles currently is fitness coordinator at a large retirement community in Dallas teaching Agercise™. His oldest client is 101 with most in their 90's
How much exercise do older adults need?
How much physical activity do older adults need for important health benefits? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has guidelines that include:
Agercise™ has it all covered with professional certifications to back it up.
“Promote the experience and you can virtually guarantee yourself participation and higher retention rates”
Charles Plafcan, BA Psychology 1992 University of Arkansas at Little Rock,
MA Human Relations and Business, 1994,
MA Professional Counseling, 2010
Licensed Professional Counselor (License # 67462 Expiration 2020),
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Current certifications in Group Exercise /Personal Training,
Cardiovascular classes, seated or standing chair class, Balance and Barre, Aqua, Yoga for chair or standing, strength training /flexibility classes, Mind and Body awareness class, and the latest develeoped HIIT (high intensity interval training class) for the Active Aging
Make them want to move to your community for the Exercise Program
EXERCISE LEADERS SHOULD BE:
Fitness Program Director
Program Director: Has the most influence on success of your program,
Provides the interface between the program and participants
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Physical fitness instruction
Instructor training for fitness classes and programs
Conducting fitness classes;
Consulting services in the fields of fitness and exercise