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Questions and Answers About the Geri-Fit® License





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New statistics show that 10,000 people turn 65 years of age every single day making the older adult, baby boomer health and fitness market one of the fastest-growing segments in the United States. These "baby boomers" are the 77 million Americans that were born from 1946 through 1964. As more of this age group realizes that exercising with weights is a way to help maintain muscle and functional capacity, they'll be looking for places that offer older adult strength training exercise programs.

Geri-Fit is an evidence-based, progressive resistance group strength training exercise class. It is most beneficial for seniors that are over the age of 75, however, the program appeals to all senior ages. It is not a follow-the-leader type class, so the instructor is not working out with the group. Instead, the instructor demonstrates how to do each strength training exercise and then walks around the group and provides one-on-one correction. There's never any dancing or choreography to learn and the seniors never have to get on the floor. Instructor to student ratio is about 1:20. This guarantees individual assistance within the group setting whenever it’s needed.

Most seniors start out using a set of 2-pound dumbbell weights and then, as their strength quickly improves, they can use heavier dumbbells in order to challenge themselves even more. Other than sturdy chairs, there is no equipment or machinery involved. Participants are encouraged to bring their own dumbbells and stretch band to class or the facility may provide the weights and bands as a courtesy to the members.

Licensing affords you the opportunity to offer a tried and proven exercise program that’s been thoroughly tested and reviewed. This turnkey approach provides you with a step-by-step workout format that takes all the guesswork out of creating a senior fitness program from scratch. Plus, the Geri-Fit® trademark denotes quality and name brand recognition that people have come to expect.  It's safe and effective and your seniors will just love it! 

We offer four convenient ways for you to offer this award-winning exercise program.

  • Instructor License: Instructors can purchase individual licenses and find their own locations to teach class.
  • Facility License: Facilities, such as retirement communities, senior centers or yoga studios, can purchase the Geri-Fit® exercise program and have their own instructors teach class.
  • Territory License: This type of license is reserved for entrepreneurial individuals that want to expand a specific area in the U.S. or abroad.
  • Public Performance License (PPL): For facilities that don’t have room for a group class, or those that don’t want to have an instructor on staff, a PPL is a perfect way to deliver fitness to your members, residents or patients.

Find out how you can make a difference in your community by offering the Geri-Fit® exercise program for older adults. Click on the tab that’s appropriate for you and apply today by using our no obligation Online Application.

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