Exercise is crucialÂ to healthy aging. It is a key force inÂ combating age-related issues such as obesity, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease. But how doÂ youÂ find a workout routine for yourÂ uniqueÂ needs?
â€œAn exercise prescription for a 25-year-old would cover just about every 25-year-old living in the nation,â€ says Michael Rogers, PhD, Professor and Department Chair of Exercise Science at Wichita State University. â€œNot so with a 55- or 65-year-old, whose injury history and medical conditions will vary, requiring a more individualized program.â€ AÂ well-planned, progressive exercise program can lead to dramatic improvements in age-related issues, such as strength, balance, confidence and the ability to live independently.
Here are some helpful resources we have gathered to help you find that perfect trainer:
- fitnessconnect.comÂ Search by name or location to find the best personal trainer for you
- Thumbtack.comÂ Find personal trainers catered to your preference and age
- Gymguyz.comÂ Have a personal trainer come directly to your home
The best strategy isÂ to contact your local fitness centers andÂ inquire about senior-specific personal training services they offer. Many companies are currently creating businesses around this specific market need, so we will update you as they appear. Remember, if the physical issues of old age are left untreated, they can lead to lower quality of life and less independence. So scour theseÂ online resourcesÂ orÂ your local gym and find the perfect personal trainer forÂ you!
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