Deerfield, IL—February 23, 2021—Globally, society is in the middle of a longevity revolution, meaning seniors are the fastest growing demographic. Population projections estimate that this group will double to 1.5 billion in 2050, implying that 1 in 6 people in the world will be over the age of 65. This contention is affluent and commands a third of all the wealth in the U.S. alone. They are eager to get started in a fitness program and are among the most loyal clients. But Seniors also possess distinctive challenges and present a handful of risks, which must be fully understood by fitness professionals. SCW Fitness, the proud leader of continuing professional health and wellness education, is eager to announce the first ever Active Aging Summit.
“The aging population is not only the most heterogeneous group of individuals to train, but also the most rewarding. Knowing how to safely and effectively work with older adults is complex,” said Keli Roberts, SCW Faculty Staff and Active Aging Summit Presenter. “Having the knowledge with practical application is the key! The Active Aging Summit offer all that and more!”
SCW’s Active Aging Summit is a two-day event focusing solely on education tailored to meet the specific fitness, nutrition and health needs of this ever-growing populace. Personal Trainers, Group Ex Instructors, Specialized Small Group Instructors, Facility Owners and Managers, as well as all other Fitness Professionals and enthusiasts have the opportunity to take advantage of 50 laser focused sessions and learn from 30 Expert Presenters specializing in programming and education designed to motivate and improve the necessities of our Seniors. This event takes place March 20-21, 2021 live streaming via Zoom for the low price of $149 (regularly $249.) Attendees earn 12-15 CECs/CEUs from accredited organizations like SCW, AFAA, ACE, NASM and AEA. In order to take advantage of every workshop, participants may opt to register for All Access for $179 (regularly $279) and receive 30 days of post-convention admission to all of the recorded sessions. For just $1/day, Fitness Professionals gain the freedom to watch, or re-watch, sessions at their own convenience. With many valuable workshops covering a multitude of senior-specific topics, this value cannot be beat.
“The Centers for Disease Control reports that ‘falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults, and fitness professionals hold the key to reducing the risk for falls and improving the quality of life and independence for older populations,” said Christine Conti, Fall Prevention Instructor/Arthritis Fitness Specialist. “Learning how to incorporate functional movements, stretching, balance and brain-stimulating exercises from the experts at the Active Aging Summit will not only enhance your business, but also help to save lives.”
Attendees will have live, unrestricted, real-time access to fitness experts, leaders, pioneers, and innovators from around the globe including:
- Ann Gilbert - Shapes Fitness for Women Franchisee & ACE/IHRSA 2001 Personal Trainer of the Year
- Jeff Howard - Celebrity Fitness Trainer & Promotional Director of Fitness for Baptist Health and Milestone Wellness Center
- Sara Kooperman - CEO of SCW Fitness Education and WATERinMOTION®
- Giovanni Roselli - Institute of Motion and ViPR PRO Master Instructor, former WWE Superstar and SCW’s 2020 August Live Stream MANIA® Best Male Presenter
- Maureen Hagan - COO of Canfitpro, one of Canada’s 2020 Top 10 Power Women and #1 best-selling Author
- Dr. Gregory Charlop, M.D. - Leading TV Health & Wellness Expert, Author, and Anti-Aging Coach for retired athletes
The multitude of inspirational and informative activity and lecture sessions focus on expertly prepared subjects such as balance, stability, recovery, vitality, mobility, and longevity. Areas of specialization include cueing, communications, functional adaptation, performance assessments, client acquisition and retention as well as virtual training.
“There is no better time to raise the bar and become an expert in the field of Health and Wellness for the Active Ager. This summit will open your eyes to a rewarding new career opportunity and will help build the confidence needed in order to deliver a science-based format designed for the needs of the 1 to 1 client or small group,” said Ann Gilbert, Owner of Shapes Fitness for Women and Active Aging Summit Presenter. “As an Active Ager in the fitness industry I am thrilled, not only to present, but to learn from the best of the best.”
Join the proven leaders of Live Stream for an unforgettable weekend of evidenced-based programming and workshops created to advance careers and boost confidence and skills. For more information on reaching this niche clientele and to register for SCW’s Active Aging Summit, visit www.ActiveAgingSummit.com.
About SCW Fitness Education
SCW is an internationally recognized educational organization that provides hands-on certifications, continuing education courses and conventions to fitness professionals in multiple disciplines nationwide. For the past 36 years, Personal Trainers, Group Exercise Instructors, Small Group Training Leaders, Aquatic Exercise Professionals, Cycling Instructors, Mind-Body Experts, Sport-Specific Training Educators, and many more have obtained their certifications through SCW. This outstanding Family of Leaders also supports Managers, Directors, and Owners of clubs and facilities nationwide with our Business Leadership Summit and sessions. As the largest conference leader in the world, MANIA® offers seven Professional Training Conventions annually in Washington, D.C., California (San Francisco), Florida (Orlando), Atlanta, Dallas, Midwest (Chicago), and Boston - and now, online too! SCW serves over 8,000 health and wellness professionals at our events, and we reach more than 300,000 virtually through our SCW OnDemand program, Online Certifications and Continuing Education Credit (CEC) programming options. Watch for our FREE Webinars that continue to drive the business of fitness forward – www.scwfit.com.