Lori Michiel Fitness Trainers
What defines a Lori Michiel Fitness trainer? First, safety is the highest priority. Trainers must also be able to match training programs with the functional abilities of each client.
Our trainers must have a physical or health-related educational background, demonstrating that they possess a depth of knowledge concerning the body’s response to exercise. They are required to have a minimum of two years of experience working with Boomers and older adults or have taken The Lori Method™ course to understand how to follow a personalized exercise regimen tailored to fit the specific needs and limitations of the client, be they active and fit or limited by cognitive or physical impairments.
“When trainers are considered for the Lori Michiel Fitness team, it is important to have passion as well as the comprehensive knowledge necessary to be successful with clients experiencing chronic conditions. These are qualities that are not detailed with general personal trainer certification agencies.”
– Lori Michiel on Senior Fitness Safety, AirTalk with Larry Mantle Listen to full interview.
If the trainer does not have formal education in this area, they must possess a fitness certification from a reputable fitness agency accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), which serves as a benchmark for how fitness organizations should conduct certification programs.
Quality instructors should also be familiar with and understand the basic guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Heart Association (AHA) for healthy older adults as well as frail adults. Thus, exercise programs must be tailored for the individual. This idea is the basis of The Lori Method™, which advocates an exercise program based on the current physical and mental status and goals of each individual.
Each prospective Lori Michiel Fitness trainer must have an in-person interview, possess a good sense of humor, be enthusiastic, well-groomed, exhibit a professional attitude along with a full understanding of the guidelines for Scope of Practice for trainers (per IDEA Health & Fitness criteria) and submit proof of insurance along with current references. It is preferred that instructors attend a private session or at least one group class prior to working with any client(s).
All instructors are personally coached by Lori Michiel and must meet the highest standards in the industry.