Residential Exercise Programs

Residential Exercise Programs

Senior and geriatric exercise programs and classes are available for instruction at retirement and senior residential communities. Our programs are aimed towards enhancing quality of life of older adults by being at their best for as long as they live. We have many years experience in program development for independent living older adults and older adults residing in assisted living communities. Programs previously developed: “Essential Balance and Mobility“, “Functional Strength“, “Ageless Conditioning“, “DIP-Diabetes Intervention Prevention Exercise Program“, “Revive-Exercise Recovery Program“, “Workout for: Weight-loss, Better Health and the Ageless Athlete“.  We offer several evidence based therapeutic exercise programs with the goal of improving the senior’s ability to stay safely independent and age in place with fall risk reduction programming. 

Evidence based programs available:

  • FallProof™ Balance and Mobility program

Open the door to your residents to re-establish and maintain balance and mobility. This structured and progressive program of specific activities is designed to address the multiple dimensions that contribute to balance and mobility. Suitable for older adults beginning to experience balance problems to older adults at high risk for falling and requiring the use of an assistive device. Program includes screening with pre- and post assessment testing, center of gravity control training, multisensory training, postural strategy training, gait pattern enhancement and variation, strength and flexibility training. FallProof™ is scientifically tested and shown to improve balance and mobility and to reduce the risk of falls among older adults. Two levels of FallProof™ are available (1) for the older adult beginning to experience balance and mobility problems and at low to moderate fall-risk, (2) the older adult at high risk for falling, has experienced falls and is a regular user of a mobility aid such as a cane or walker.

  • Stepping On

  • Tai Chi: Movement for Better Balance

  • Otago

 

Call 503-267-1030 for more information.


WELLNESS SEMINARS: The benefits of exercise in prevention and management of health and medical conditions

Guidelines for Older Adult Exercise

How much should you exercise to achieve fitness and health? Learn the correct frequency, intensity, time and type of exercise you need to do on a regular and consistent basis to achieve health and fitness. What is the latest recommendation for exercise with various chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, arthritis, etc? Learn the latest guidelines from ACSM and AHA for older adult exercise to achieve health and fitness.

Keeping your Balance, Mobility and Strength for Independence

Learn which exercises are most beneficial to enhance and retain mobility, balance, and muscle strengt, which one’s are best to preserve bone health and reduce risk of falls and fractures. Falls are not a normal part of aging however people over age 65 make up 90 percent of the calls and increasing numbers from falls. minimize your risk of falls and fracture while you still can. Preventing and reducing the risk of hip fractures, traumatic brain injury and disability is possible.In Washington county nearly 7,800 people between 2002 and 2006 were hospitalized annually due to unintentional falls (70% of those were 65 years or older). Participants receive handouts on in-home and environments fall risk factors and what they can do about this. Includes a demonstration on exercise that benefit balance, strength and stability.

Exercise and Diabetes; Prevention, Management and Treatment 

Exercise of appropriate quality and quantity utilizes blood glucose uptake that are similar to several diabetes drugs (Metformin, pioglitizone, rosiglitizone), but without many of the side effects. Learn what types of exercises is beneficial, optimum frequency for blood glucose uptake and additional benefits it exercise you can expect. Includes safety guidelines and sample weekly exercise plan for optimum blood glucose uptake, when, how much and what to eat prior to exercise.

Exercise in the Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis

NO BONES ABOUT IT, Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of Exercise with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia; Don’t Let Your Favorite Exercise Be a Bone-Crushing Event. By age 65, men and women tend to be losing bone tissue at the same rate, and this gradual bone loss continues throughout life. With good habits and medical attention when needed, we can have strong bones throughout our lives. What type of exercise is beneficial in the prevention of osteoporosis and osteopenia? Learn which exercises are safe and beneficial when diagnosed with osteoporosis and osteopenia, and which exercises and movements to avoid preventing injury. Includes demonstrations in isometric, isotonic and plyometric types of exercise training techniques you can incorporate to preserve your bone health.


Providing excellence in fitness and wellness services each time and every time.
Promoting a healthy, fit and active lifestyle for every client.
To ensure your best interest is always at the forefront and to give you our best every training session.