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Licensing the Geri-Fit program and why it's so important to use highest level evidence-based programs

Questions and Answers About the Geri-Fit® License





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We offer four distinct licensing options so that you can offer this award-winning evidence-based exercise program to your community, members or residents.  Click on the License link below that's appropriate for you or fill out this no obligation License Application: Online Application.

  • Instructor License: Instructors can purchase individual licenses and find their own locations to teach class. This license is most suitable for individuals that want to start their own business or are already teaching as a contractor or vendor.

  • Facility License: Facilities, such as senior centers, retirement communities or fitness clubs, can purchase the Geri-Fit® exercise program and have their own instructors teach class.  Title IIID OAA (Older Americans' Act) federal funding is available to all senior centers and non-profits that qualify. 

  • Regional Developers: This type of license is reserved for entrepreneurial individuals or distributors 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 any time of day.

Why should you offer Geri-Fit?  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 (strength training) is a way to help maintain muscle mass and functional capacity, they'll be looking for evidence-based programs that provide these results.

Geri-Fit is a tier III (highest level) evidence-based, health promotion program that concentrates on building strength and balance through progressive resistance strength training.  This group exercise class is most beneficial to older adults that are over the age of 75, however, the program appeals to all senior ages and fitness levels. Geri-Fit is not a follow-the-leader type class, so the instructor will not be working out with the group. Instead, the instructor will demonstrate how to do each strength training exercise and will walk around the group and provide 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 1:25. This guarantees individual assistance within the group setting whenever it’s needed.

Most participants 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. Most older adults use 4 to 5-pound dumbbells within a year's time of taking Geri-Fit on a consistent basis.

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, reviewed, and proven to work. 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 brand name recognition that people have come to expect. It's safe and effective and your seniors will just love it! 

Here are a few comments from actual participants:

"My legs are much stronger making it easier to get out of my car." - C. Schmitz  1.5 years taking Geri-Fit.

"You can feel it affects each muscle you are working on. It gets your heart rate up which is very good.  And, of course, it is the people you are with that boosts you along." - P. Luce - age 81.  Has been taking Geri-Fit for 2+ years.

"I have never stayed with a fitness program for more than 2 months.  I love the social atmosphere of our class.  I especially like that every Geri-Fit session is different."

Find out how you can make a difference in your community by offering the Geri-Fit® exercise program for older adults. Click on the Licensing tab that’s appropriate for you and fill out this Request Form to speak to one of our Licensing Representatives. Please allow up to 48 hours to respond to your request for more information.

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