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Additional research exploring sociocultural influences on PA behaviour amongst priority groups e.g. ethnic elders/older men/the frail elderly could prove beneficial in helping practitioners increase PA take-up and adherence.
Just joined the AACC Community Centre today and I am delighted there's a forum. Returning to Claudine's first question....I have been delivering group exercise sessions (mainly ETM/step) for almost 20 years. I have taught 'older adults' in the past (linedancing) and have recently started teaching ETM to the over 60's. In my experience it is getting adults to adhere to a programme of group exercise that is the most challenging. I find making exercise fun to be the key - experiencing health benefits along the way helps too! My older adult participants like to be challenged but at the same time they do like to master activities so I try to keep exercise simple as well as fun. I often invite participants come up with ideas/moves themselves - they seem to like this approach perhaps because it makes them feel valued. I really enjoy working with older adults and have learnt a lot so far - lots more to learn though!
Later this year I am thinking of introducing circuits into my older adult activity sessions. Does anyone know where I can purchase circuit training cards that are appropriate for use with this population?
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