Going Beyond the Norm – Training seniors and those with chronic conditions
The Pew Research Center notes roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 every day through 2030. Competition among and individual trainers has never been more challenging. It’s not enough to simply offer fun sessions – that is the expectation – so how do you maintain a competitive edge? Today’s clients are setting the bar higher and expect you to keep informed by offering quality programs and activities for fitness. Do you have experience working with Parkinson’s disease, stroke patients or Alzheimer’s disease?
Join us for a “Beyond the Training Norm – Training Special Populations” workshop.
These programs are designed to provide new levels of versatility and specialized skills into your current practice. General fitness courses give you the basics of anatomy and physiology, while the advanced level of training in these courses can help you develop your business model.
These workshops review theory and applications to enhance your skills with a mature population, including those who have neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions. Learn new techniques that are safe, fun and fresh; techniques that will enable you to confidently work with clients who have age-related conditions including:
- Movement disorders (such as Parkinson’s disease and MS)
- Cognitive impairment (dementia, Alzheimer’s)
- Cardio-respiratory (a-fib)
Past specialized workshops for both new and experienced trainers have addressed a physical fitness curriculum of how to work with various disorders affecting seniors. We have also covered such topics as Parkinson’s functional training, exercise application and communication. Always a primary concern, safety methods are focused on in each of our class modules.
Those who take our workshops will develop new skills that will help senior clients become more confident in their approach to exercise, improve their endurance and experience less pain which will enrich their lives.
Lori has worked with special populations for more than three decades. With evidence-based material and hands-on experience, she has developed proven strategies that will bring new value to trainers’ skills.
Please return here for information on upcoming workshops or contact us to be added to our Trainers email list.
“I am thankful for the training I received from Lori Michiel which expanded my knowledge of working with mature clients. I have been working with seniors for many years her information went beyond my basic knowledge taught to me by ISSA. I have a better grasp how to work with dementia clients more easily and those with other conditions in board and care homes.”
– Teri Zinn, ISSA CPT
“After graduating from the Missouri College’s NASM program in personal training and corrective exercise, I did and internship with Diane Kruszynski. I wanted to learn more about working with special populations. The NASM curriculum only touched upon this subject. Diane taught her method which went into great depth. I learned techniques that were vital to working with all different types of conditions.”
” I would not have succeeded as a personal trainer without my mentor. Working with her gave me the tools and the confidence I needed in developing my own training style. Diane and her unique training method was the major influence in the success of my career.”
– Julia Rich, CPT, CES, PES
Kind Words from our Clients
– Barb Weitzberg
As a Personal Trainer, I appreciate that you trust my skills and give me the freedom to create the best personalized training programs for our clients. Since you too are an excellent Personal Trainer, and stay up-to-date with current trends and fitness education, we're able to collaborate to determine the best approach for our clients. It's a great working team! Thank you for the opportunity to work with you.
Cameron Edward Benton
- Cameron Edward Benton
Sam Strain – Trainer
Customer care is of the utmost concern to her. She is very knowledgeable about personal training and the workings of the functional human body from a bio-mechanical point of view. She is compassionate about all her clients as they all get her personal touch.
I would feel most comfortable recommending her to anyone that is in need of her services.
Samuel Strain II NASM/CES
- Kimberly, Personal Assistant
After my mom’s strokes, we knew we needed to help her become active and improve her balance. She didn’t have a good habit of any exercise and none of the local senior classes were appropriate for her.
I’m so glad we called Lori Michiel Fitness. Lori came to the house, met with my mom, listened to her needs, took a careful medical history and matched her with Daniel. Daniel is a wonderful trainer who comes to the house three times a week to help support mom’s recovery. Daniel really understands senior fitness. He gives the whole family peace of mind that we are doing what we can to prevent another fall and keep mom active. Lori checks in with us regularly to make sure the therapy continues to be appropriate for mom. We’re very grateful to her.
- Rebecca, San Marino
My mom is doing very well. She’s getting back into her ceramics studio and making more stuff and seeing her friends.
- Julia Nelson, CA Licensed Professional Fiduciary
- Charles Savinar
Jill M. Brink
- Debbi, Trainer with Lori Michiel Fitness
- Sheri L.
- Sheri L.
Thank you so much for your patience, persistence and passion in serving clients like my mother. You and Kim are amazing.
Lori's principles of dynamic stretching revolutionized the way I approach stretching. I've seen a great increase in flexibility and have even built additional strength using her techniques.
- Elena, Teacher
My struggle area right now, Lori!
You are such a blessing and like your sign in the video in the background, I do 'give thanks' for you and your dedication to all of us who are trying to do the best we can with our bodies...no matter where we are and at what stage of health we are in!
Love your heart to serve, my friend!
- Deb M.
Steven A. Vasilev
- Steven A. Vasilev MD MBA FACOG FACS FACN ABIHM ABOIM
- Susan M.
Blessings, Fabiola, Personal Trainer
Lori and her team provide personal training for my elderly mother who has Alzheimer's and dementia, as part of her overall care. They customized a program addressing her needs, including balance and mobility. She really likes her two trainers and looks forward to her sessions. I highly recommend Lori Michiel Fitness!
- Judi G.
- Judi G.
Lori, I can't tell you how lucky I feel to have found you. What a gift your work is to the senior community.
- Ms. Dailey
I am very thankful for finding you and for your willingness to work with me! You are a wonderful person and I appreciate you very much.