Our professional team of coaches provides professional personal training excellence to the older population (60 years & older) and the middle-aged adults (40-59 years) through safe, effective, and functional exercise programs & protocol. You do not need to enroll in a gym. You will train in the comfort of your home.
ActiveAging.PH uses Functional Aging training programs which is purposeful and translational for the Middle-Aged and the Older Adults. The programs focus on:
1. ActiveAging.Ph offers:
a) Personal Training (Actual)
• PHP15,000 for a 10-Session Package
• Each session is 1 hour long
b) Personal Training (Virtual)
• PHP10,000 for a 10-Session Package
• Each session is for 1 hour
2. Advanced Payment for the 10-session program is requested. More than the money, it is the commitment to the program we need if we are to succeed and attain your desired results.
3. Completion and submission of a Health History Questionnaire and Informed Consent Forms (to be provided by us) are necessary prior to the start of the exercise program. A medical clearance from your physician is likewise requested if the client has any medical condition or impairment.
4. As much as possible, we conduct fitness testing in the older adult using the Senior Fitness Battery Test to test and measure muscular strength, flexibility, cardiorespiratory endurance, dynamic balance/agility and body composition. This test will help the Coach develop appropriate training programs, monitor results effectively and make referrals for further medical evaluation when necessary.
5. Training sessions are held in the convenience and comfort of your residence. The Trainer will bring fitness tools and accessories for use by the client (for actual Personal Training). If preferred, the client may purchase and use your own equipment. The Trainer can also make recommendations as to the appropriate equipment and tools that are effective and relevant to the training.
6. The training schedule is deemed to be agreed by both parties and is expected to be followed. Request to adjust the training schedule may be granted if relayed in advance and subject to the Trainer’s availability.
7. A last minute cancellation of a session will be considered consumed. The Trainer must be informed of any cancellation of a training session at least 24 hours before the scheduled training.
8. The 10 sessions must be completed in 5 weeks (maximum). This is to avoid procrastination and maximize the benefits and gains in that particular program period.
About 15% of the Philippine population is 50 years and older. According to the Commission on Population, Filipinos are living longer but remain to be in poor health. Though the life span of Filipino males (67 years) and females (72 years) are now longer due to modern medicine and technology, their quality of life did not improve.
As we grow older, the quality of life starts diminishing. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) states the quality of life can be measured by one’s ability to perform activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and eating but these regular routines may become difficult as one gets older. This is especially true to people who were passive most of the time and who were not moving as much as they should. Progressive aging manifests itself with signs like reduction in bone and muscle mass, sensory changes, and less coordination. And as we age, all the things we must do to stay healthy become even more important. We need to eat the right food. Quit smoking. Consume alcoholic beverages moderately and with precaution. Staying active.
However, maintaining an active lifestyle becomes a challenge for most. Older people tend to frown on having to start a fitness regimen and would argue that they need to take it easy and slow down further as they age. The exact opposite is true. With regular exercise, an elderly will find oneself with more energy than ever before as his/her health and fitness level increases.
· Builds up muscle and bone mass
· Increases strength and energy
· Improves endurance and lessens fatigue and shortness of breath
· Enhances flexibility, mobility and balance
· Reduces effects of illnesses and chronic diseases
· Regulates metabolism to better manage weight
· Improves sleep
· Boosts mood and self-confidence
· Relieves stress
· Keeps brain active to help prevent memory loss, cognitive decline, and dementia; it can also slow down progression of brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease
It does not matter what your age or current physical condition is. Anyone can reap the rewards of exercise. In fact, exercise is even more important for older adults, and can help boost their energy level, manage symptoms of illness and live independently for as long as possible.
Myth: “Why would I exercise if we were all going to get old anyway?“
Fact: Exercise and good health will help you enjoy a prolonged and extended life and help you attain what you want to accomplish even at an older age. A good number of people in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s are out there running marathons, bodybuilding, and indulging in active lifestyles.
Myth: “I am old and have never exercised before. I think it’s too late for me to start even thinking about it.”
Fact: No one is too old to exercise though it may seem too late to expiate a lifetime of no exercise. Studies have shown that people in their 90’s gain muscle strength and overall functional ability when they started exercising. Another research finds exercising late can cut the risk of health problems such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and arthritis.
Myth: “I easily get tired. Older people like me should just rest and conserve energy and strength.”
Fact: Inactivity and the sedentary lifestyle will make you tired. You will probably experience some muscle soreness and fatigue in the initial stage of your exercise routine but you should be able to recover in no time. Regular exercise will give you the muscle strength; endurance, flexibility, mobility and balance will get you through your daily living and sustain your independence.
Myth: “I don’t need to check with my doctor before I exercise.”
Fact: Whether you have not had any prescribed physical activity in a long time, or you have a medical condition, or you are perfectly okay and completely free of any symptoms of illness, it still advisable to see your doctor for precautionary measures. Whatever results you get from your lab tests and check-up with your doctor, exercise will definitely be included in the prescription. Isn’t it exciting to compare results of your medical check-up before and after embarking on a regular fitness program?
Myth: “Exercise hurt the joints.”
Fact: A lot of people think that exercise is harmful to their joints. On the contrary, exercise will make your bones and joints stronger, thus, resulting in better joint function. Just make sure to warm up and cool-down, do stretching and wear a good pair of sneakers.
Myth: “I might have a heart attack while exercising.”
Fact: Though there are cases of heart attacks during and after exercise, people who avoid exercise are putting themselves more at risk than those who are active. In fact, a study would reveal that people who suffer a cardiac arrest during exercise are three times likely to survive. Survival rates for exercisers were 45% compared with 15% of those that were not exercise-related. The benefits of exercise far exceed that small risk.
Myth: “I’m busy and I don’t have time to exercise.”
Fact: Older people are mostly retired from work and will have enough time to squeeze in 20-60 minutes of exercise 2-3 times a week. But this is an unacceptable excuse common in all age groups. People who say they do not have time to exercise just need to prioritize their time better.
Myth: “Exercise bores me.”
Fact: There are a lot of ways to beat boredom while exercising. Listen to your favorite music, read a magazine while jogging in the treadmill, mix up your routine, put in more variations, among others. If you are willing to do what it takes, then you are on your way in achieving your goals, eventually killing the boredom and enjoying the whole process!
Myth: “Gyms are not for older people.”
Fact: Gyms are for everybody regardless of age and fitness level. It’s just a matter of you finding people of the same age whom you can work out with ease. If that does not work out, your home provides the best comfort you can ask for. It’s hassle-free. No gym membership. No crowd. No waiting in line for equipment. No traffic. No transportation needed. All you need is a good and credible professional personal trainer who has a passion for training older adults like you.
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