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Strength training for seniors... the next generation of fitness!

Geri-Fit, the first strength training exercise program that increases strength, makes bones stronger, improves balance, and enhances flexibility

Geri-Fit® is a tier III, (highest level) evidence-based health promotion program that is recognized by the Administration on Aging (AoA) and the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL)*. Geri-Fit is one of 48-approved EB programs that Title IIID Older Americans Act federal funding covers. 

Geri-Fit is a strength training exercise program that helps to rebuild strength that's been lost through the aging process.  Any older adult, regardless of their age or fitness level, can participate.

The Geri-Fit® group exercise program requires a set of light dumbbell weights, a sturdy chair, a stretch band, and water to drink during the workout. There's no dancing, choreography or floorwork and both men and women can enroll.

The workout is considered a "progressive resistance exercise program" meaning that once the participants have built up enough strength and endurance using a set of 2 or 3-pound dumbbells, they can graduate to using heavier dumbbells weights in order to become even stronger. In essence, Geri-Fit is bodybuilding for seniors! A typical Geri-Fitter will work up to using a set of 4 or 5-pound dumbbells within a year's time.  The Geri-Fit exercise program also incorporates stretching, stability and balance training for fall prevention, and gait exercises to improve walking.

Geri-Fit is an ongoing program that's meant to be done throughout life and is highly recommended to complement any falls prevention program.  Geri-Fit is challenging, effective and very safe. Participants will literally turn back the hands of time each time they do the workout and they will marvel at the results this program has to offer.

In addition to the wonderful strength gains that are accomplished with the program, older adults will also see an improvement in balance and functional capacity which will help lessen their chance of falls. They'll also see an improvement in activities of daily living such as carrying groceries, being able to get in and out of a car, standing up from a seated position, walking up and down stairs, and just being able to walk freely again.  The program is especially beneficial for those that are over the age of 75, however, any senior age and fitness level can participate. Just work out at your own pace!

The Geri-Fit program is held at senior centers, multipurpose centers, adult communities, group homes, physical therapy clinics, hospitals, wellness centers, country clubs, dance studios, community centers, yoga and pilates studios, gyms, rec centers, universities, places of worship... and any location that offers group exercise classes for older adults. Title IIID OAA federal funding may be available to locations who qualify. Here’s what some participants say about the Geri-Fit program. See the top of page 2 from this recent senior center’s newsletter

For more information on how to get Geri-Fit® offered at your senior center, retirement community, gym/health club, physical therapy clinic, or yoga studio, call us toll-free at 1-888-GERI-FIT, or click the Contact Us link from any page on our website, or you can fill out this form if you're interested in offering classes. We have Certified Geri-Fit instructors located throughout the U.S. that can be placed at your facility immediately or we can train and certify your own instructors.

1-888-GERI-FIT (1-888-437-4348)

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