Balance Training for Older Adults

Cost: AU$159 | Duration: 4.5 hours

Good balance is critical for living a good life - especially for older adults. As we age, the chance of losing our balance and having a fall increases dramatically over the age of 60, and the consequences of a fall on an older adult can be devastating.

But we can help! Older adults who participate in a balance training program reduce their risk of falling by 25%, with concentrated balance exercises the key to improving and maintaining our balance as we age.

So we have put together over 100 balance exercises - static, moving, changing, walking practical exercises that you can do with your older adult clients to improve their balance, and their confidence, to go about their every day lives.

Included in the course:
• Video demonstrations of every exercise with all the tips and technique to teach confidently
• Example balance workouts so you can see different ways to put together the exercises
• Balance Cards for you to give to clients who are looking for exercises to do at home
• An understanding of why our balance declines as we age
• Reasons why good balance is crucial for older adults to maintain their independence
• Personal stories about our experiences with falls and balance
• Ideas for how to incorporate balance training into your classes.
• 44-page colour workbook to write down notes on technique and variations
• Class Plan Templates to build balance classes effortlessly

+ MEMBERS BONUS: Use your coupon code to get bonus summary handouts that list every exercise, for you to print off and take to class!

Balance training is so important, and there are so many fun ways that you can incorporate balance exercises into your classes. Sign up now and join us as we show you lots of ways to get your older adults building strength and balance, without even knowing it!

The course is 100% online with no video submissions required - assessment is an online multiple choice quiz. You can stop and start the course as many times as you need to, and members get unlimited ongoing course access for the lifetime of their membership!


COURSE DETAILS:
Cost:
AU$159 ($143.10 for members)
Duration: 4.5 hours
Materials: 44-page full colour manual, 8 handouts for members, 3 handouts for clients
Assessment: Online multiple choice quiz
Access: Unlimited for members, 12 months for non-members

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Balance Training for Older Adults

FREE BONUS WORKBOOK!
Keep your notes together with this fabulous course workbook that helps you keep everything you've learnt in one handy place. Add in your ideas, variations, and notes as you work through the course, and use it later to plan your balance class. Includes bonus class plan templates!

Reviews

5 star rating

Comprehensive, practical, well thought out

Kaye Elias

Third Age Fitness produce such comprehensive, practical, well thought out courses and they have done it again. This time with balance. Balance is so importan...

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Third Age Fitness produce such comprehensive, practical, well thought out courses and they have done it again. This time with balance. Balance is so important to everyone and this course gives us loads of exercises and moves to use with our clients both as one on one and in group settings. There's no excuse not to incorporate balance into our programs, the useful handouts mean we will never be short of ideas to use with our clients.

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5 star rating

Great Course!

Katrina Kalfin

I have been working with older adults for 13 years and this course has given me many new ideas to include in my class. Thanks girls!

I have been working with older adults for 13 years and this course has given me many new ideas to include in my class. Thanks girls!

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5 star rating

This is a great online course

Margaret Coates

Video presentations make it easy to grasp content and so many practical ideas concisely presented. Content of this course is well presented and structured.

Video presentations make it easy to grasp content and so many practical ideas concisely presented. Content of this course is well presented and structured.

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5 star rating

Well-balanced course

LESIA DUNN

This course was informative, produced a great range of exercises and support material. The videos were easy to watch and I congratulate both Instructor and p...

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This course was informative, produced a great range of exercises and support material. The videos were easy to watch and I congratulate both Instructor and participant for their efforts. Their presentation was professional and natural.

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5 star rating

Excellent course (again)

M'Liss Steel

Excellent course (again), thorough with clear commentary and terrific handouts.

Excellent course (again), thorough with clear commentary and terrific handouts.

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5 star rating

Excellent

Marita Carrigan

Structure of the course was excellent. Information was really clear and well presented.

Structure of the course was excellent. Information was really clear and well presented.

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4 star rating

Excellent

Jane Sturzaker

Excellent course not just for older adults.

Excellent course not just for older adults.

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5 star rating

Helpful info and exercise demos!

Hanie Anaraki

Five stars!

Five stars!

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5 star rating

Thank you!

Dee Sheffrin

Very clear demonstrations, explanations and great technique shown by Trudi. I liked the short videos and cards to print out. Great examples to incorporate ...

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Very clear demonstrations, explanations and great technique shown by Trudi. I liked the short videos and cards to print out. Great examples to incorporate into my classes. Thank you

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5 star rating

Money well spent

Linda Burroughs

A lot of great information and new ideas to try in class. I loved the course. It was money well spent.

A lot of great information and new ideas to try in class. I loved the course. It was money well spent.

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4 star rating

Terrific

Dimi Chris

Fun, interesting.

Fun, interesting.

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5 star rating

A really practical course

Caroline McDonald

I enjoyed it. I liked the way when I needed help there was a quick response.

I enjoyed it. I liked the way when I needed help there was a quick response.

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And a few more reviews!

5 star rating

Fantastic.

Danielle Stevens

It was fantastic, built my confidence and knowledge which is what I was after. Thank you!

It was fantastic, built my confidence and knowledge which is what I was after. Thank you!

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5 star rating

I'll definitely be back for more!

Tracy Mata

I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and picked up a lot more tips and ideas to use in my classes. Thank you. Great information. Very clear and precise. I will...

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I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and picked up a lot more tips and ideas to use in my classes. Thank you. Great information. Very clear and precise. I will be doing more of your workshops.

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5 star rating

Plenty of new resources

Kellyann Clarke

Excellent.

Excellent.

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4 star rating

Perfect

Consie Severson

Very informative and well presented.

Very informative and well presented.

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5 star rating

Great course, thank you ladies!

Pat Cameron

I have been teaching older adults since the early 1990s and it is hard to find suitable courses for re-registering as I seem to have done them all! I really ...

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I have been teaching older adults since the early 1990s and it is hard to find suitable courses for re-registering as I seem to have done them all! I really appreciate Third Age Fitness courses as this is the second I have completed. At 77 years of age, I may not need to do another but will definitely be returning to you if I need (or am still able to cope) in two years time! Thank you ladies.

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5 star rating

Easy course to complete

Harry Miller

It did the job and gave me some useful information and exercises and was generally an easy course to complete.

It did the job and gave me some useful information and exercises and was generally an easy course to complete.

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5 star rating

First rate

Mariana Vicol

Content and delivery first rate.

Content and delivery first rate.

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5 star rating

Really excellent!

jemima wakefield

5 star rating

Loved it!

Sarsha Mahr

l can apply so much into my classes. Fun and easy.

l can apply so much into my classes. Fun and easy.

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5 star rating

Super course.

Adrienne Comer

For anyone training older clients this is very helpful.

For anyone training older clients this is very helpful.

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4 star rating

Full of information

ngaire bruce

I enjoyed the simplicity of the presentation which was full of information with a hint of fun and reality.

I enjoyed the simplicity of the presentation which was full of information with a hint of fun and reality.

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5 star rating

Thoroughly enjoyable

Susan Maughan

An excellent, cohesive and enthusiast presentation. I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

An excellent, cohesive and enthusiast presentation. I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Balance and Older Adults

    • Lesson 1: Balance and older adults

    • Lesson 2: Consequences of a fall

    • Lesson 3: Benefits of balance training

    • Lesson 4: Balance in class

    • Lesson 5: The research

  • 3

    Balance Exercises

    • Exercises with feet apart

    • Exercises with one foot in front

    • Exercises with a knee lift

    • Exercises on one leg

    • Exercises while moving

    • Exercises while walking

    • Exercises with combination moves

    • Exercises for pot luck

  • 4

    Balance Resources

    • Example Workouts

    • Balance Workout #1

    • Balance Workout #2

    • Balance Workout #3

    • Circuit Cards

    • Participant Handouts

  • 5

    Course Completion

    • Assessment Notice

    • Assessment

    • Successful completion

What people say about our courses

5 star rating

The content of the course was fabulous

Enza shaw

Great exercise ideas and easy to understand with the demonstrations.

Great exercise ideas and easy to understand with the demonstrations.

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5 star rating

Fun and Informative

Susan Whitfield

Love the course, so many new ideas and exercises. I feel confident teaching a band class now, knowing exercises that are appropriate for Older Adults.

Love the course, so many new ideas and exercises. I feel confident teaching a band class now, knowing exercises that are appropriate for Older Adults.

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5 star rating

Well-researched and executed

M'Liss Steel

Another well-researched and executed course. Easy to follow, excellent resources, and practical exercises that are very relevant for older adults (of any age!).

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Another well-researched and executed course. Easy to follow, excellent resources, and practical exercises that are very relevant for older adults (of any age!).

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5 star rating

I will be back to do more!

Lyn Reid

I found the course to be well-structured, informative and entertaining. I'm looking forward to putting my new knowledge into practice and will be back to do ...

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I found the course to be well-structured, informative and entertaining. I'm looking forward to putting my new knowledge into practice and will be back to do more of your courses.

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5 star rating

Comprehensive and useful

Sharon Cooper

Comprehensive amount of exercises which will be useful in my classes.

Comprehensive amount of exercises which will be useful in my classes.

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5 star rating

So many exercises! And great workbook.

Kaye Elias

Wow! This course has so many exercises and so much to offer. It gives us fantastic exercise ideas for our older adult classes, some exercises are quite chall...

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Wow! This course has so many exercises and so much to offer. It gives us fantastic exercise ideas for our older adult classes, some exercises are quite challenging. Through video demonstrations and notes, we can see how to do each exercise and the correct technique. Carol and Trudi present sample class videos so we can see what a standing bodyweight class can look like. I liked the workbook to check back on exercise pics and notes and the templates are good to help in planning a class.

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5 star rating

Awesome course to do

Graeme Tolra

I have just done this course and you learn a lot. Especially variations which is helpful if a person has an injured hip or other injuries.

I have just done this course and you learn a lot. Especially variations which is helpful if a person has an injured hip or other injuries.

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5 star rating

MUST DO!

Helen Kuru

This was an excellent course packed with many band exercises to work the entire body. The instructors were fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

This was an excellent course packed with many band exercises to work the entire body. The instructors were fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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5 star rating

Lots of great ideas!

Jim McDuffie

Have started using news exercises in my Osteofit classes already.

Have started using news exercises in my Osteofit classes already.

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5 star rating

Love the course.

Mark Wrigley

A lot of great exercises which are so simple and effective. Can't wait to put them to use. Carol and Trudi you have done an amazing job. Much appreciated.

A lot of great exercises which are so simple and effective. Can't wait to put them to use. Carol and Trudi you have done an amazing job. Much appreciated.

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5 star rating

Really enjoyed the variety

Heather Walker

I really enjoyed the variety of exercises and the combination of cardio/strength and flexibility. It was great fun.

I really enjoyed the variety of exercises and the combination of cardio/strength and flexibility. It was great fun.

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5 star rating

Perfect

Susan Haviland

This is excellent. Lots of new ideas and perfectly explained and demonstrated. Videos are excellent.

This is excellent. Lots of new ideas and perfectly explained and demonstrated. Videos are excellent.

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