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How to Assess Muscle Strength in Older Adults

Muscle Strength in Older Adults Most fitness experts agree that maintaining muscle strength should be the number one concern for older adults. A decline in muscle strength affects people’s ability to do everyday activities such as getting in and out of a chair or bathtub, climbing stairs, getting in and out of a car, carrying …

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Personal Training Can Protect Your Wealth

Many people think that having a Personal Trainer is just an expensive luxury for the rich and famous, but did you know that a qualified professional trainer can actually protect your wealth? That’s not a typo! With medical care costs soaring, any investment you make to improve your health and fitness is going to save …

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How to get Professional Personal Training on a Budget

It’s well documented that people who hire professional Personal Trainers have greater success at achieving their fitness goals and with less chance of getting injured in the process. Note that I said professional Personal Trainers – those like myself with an advanced college degree in the field, multiple credible certifications, and years of proven experience. …

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What is the Best Exercise for Older Adults?

As a professional Personal Trainer who trains older and elder adults in the Minneapolis area, I often get asked “What is the best exercise for older adults?” My answer to any “what is the best exercise” question, no matter what your age or ability, is… “It depends.” What goals are you trying to accomplish? Best …

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Personal Training After Joint Replacement

One of the most common post rehab clients I see in my practice are those who are interested in personal training after joint replacement surgery. The combination of advances in artificial implant technology and the aging population have more people seeking joint replacements, and at younger ages. These folks also expect to continue to be …

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Home Based Exercise Improves Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

A newly published study from the peer reviewed Journal of Sports Science and Medicine indicates that home based exercise programs that include balance and agility and/or resistance training can significantly reduce osteoarthritis pain in the knee: The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of a home-based kinesthesia, balance and agility (KBA) exercise …

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Effects of Six Months of Combined Aerobic and Strength Training for Elderly Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Hot off the press from the September issue of the peer reviewed Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, an article about strength training for elderly adults with type 2 diabletes: This study evaluated the effects of a 6-month combined aerobic and resistance training program on the body composition, glycemic control, lipid profile, and functional capacity …

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