Our Geri-Fit® strength training exercise program is ideal for senior centers, physical therapy clinics, health clubs, gyms, wellness centers, fitness studios, retirement communities, assisted living centers, universities, in-home healthcare agencies and hospitals looking to incorporate older adult fitness programming. Licensing the Geri-Fit® program affords you the ability to offer a tried and proven strength training exercise program that's been around for 20 years. This turnkey approach provides you with a step-by-step workout format and takes all the guesswork out of creating a safe and effective program from scratch.
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 prevent osteoporosis, increase bone density, increase muscle mass, minimize arthritic conditions, improve balance and flexibility, keep diabetes in check, and improve their overall health in general, they're looking for places that offer older adult strength training exercise programs.
Geri-Fit® has been around since 1994 and is still offered today at our fledgling locations. Our company was the first fitness company to launch an older adult exercise program that used dumbbell weights to strengthen and tone the body. It is a tried and proven exercise program for older adults that's very safe to do and very effective at building back lost strength. Participants see a vast improvement in strength and mobility within the first three weeks of participating in the program.
In developing our strength training fitness program and exercise dvd's, we sought the help of a geriatrician, a team of physical therapists, exercise physiologists, a gerokinesiologist, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Geri-Fit® was part of studies conducted by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and MetroHealth General Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio during the mid-1990’s. Some of our original licensed locations in North Olmsted, Streetsboro and Kirtland, Ohio still offer the program to this day. To read about their success stories, just click on the links for the cities mentioned above. Read about more great things happening with the Geri-Fit® program at the University of Texas Arlington. To view the YouTube video featuring the study that Geri-Fit was involved in, just CLICK HERE.
Training is accomplished by reading our extensive Geri-Fit® Training Manual and viewing two exercise dvd's. Instructors that are already certified as a group exercise leader or personal fitness trainer should plan to spend about 12 hours of study and practice before teaching the Geri-Fit® program. Geri-Fit Certification is not a mandatory part of owning a Geri-Fit® license, but you or your instructor(s) must already be certified in either group exercise instruction, or older adult exercise programming, or personal fitness training by a nationally-recognized certifying organization such as NSCA, ACE, AFFA, ACSM, W.I.T.S., AFPA, IFPA, NASM, NESTA, or NFPT. We also offer a special video tape critiquing method where someone can film you teaching a Geri-Fit® class and we will recommend suggestions for improvement.
For instructors or licensees that need Geri-Fit® certification or want extra professional training, Geri-Fit® also offers its own certification program which is available four times a year at its corporate headquarters in southern California. This specialized training is conducted by a licensed physical therapist to assure that our safe methods are carried out so that the program is consistenty taught wherever Geri-Fit® classes are offered.
After your instructor(s) go through the Geri-Fit® weekend certification program, she or he will be ready to teach and have the credentials of Senior Strength Training Specialist (SSTS). Certification is not open to the public but is only available to those that acquire a Geri-Fit® License or to those that have been invited to attend. During the one-day, 8-hour certification, we will go through a sample beginner and advanced Geri-Fit® workout and then review all the exercises and stretches used in the Geri-Fit® exercise program. From this training, you will gain the confidence needed in order to effectively teach Geri-Fit® . Home study is a required part of the certification process. Plan on spending at least 12 hours of study and exercise practice before attending certification.
As a Geri-Fit licensee, you'll also receive:
For additional questions you may have about becoming a Geri-Fit® licensee, Click Here to review the FAQ from our HELP desk which discusses the additional criteria for purchasing a Geri-Fit® license.
If you are interested in applying for and/or purchasing a Geri-Fit® fitness program License or Public Performance License, you can use our Online Application which will send your application directly to us by email. Or, you can download the Geri-Fit® License Application PDF, fill in the required fields, then either scan it and send it to us by email, or you can return the completed License Application to:
Geri-Fit Company LLC
P.O. Box 2522
Temecula, CA 92593
Please note: there is no obligation to purchase a License once you fill out the Application. The information you provide in the Application is for Geri-Fit's use only, and it will help us determine if the location or territory that you're applying for is available and/or if you are a suitable candidate to offer this type of fitness program. A representative from Geri-Fit® will be in touch with you as soon as we receive your License Application.
If you have any questions, feel free to call us toll-free at 1-888-GERI-FIT (1-888-437-4348.)
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