ONLINE: Muscle strength and balance are critical to maintaining health and independence as we age. Without additional strength training, most older adults will suffer a loss of strength that can negatively impact their balance and mobility. Vivo, a live, online, interactive strength-building course customized to your fitness level, helps you attain physical fitness.
Vivo’s focus is on cognitive, balance and strength exercises. Classes are small and instruction is individualized. Certified personal trainers, skilled in working with older adults, provide modified exercises to meet each student's fitness needs. Exercise classes meet twice a week for 45 minutes. Participants will receive personal one-on-one assessments before exercise classes begin to establish a baseline for their abilities. Following the conclusion of the exercise classes, a final assessment will be provided to measure your results. Whether you are new to exercise or exercise regularly, Vivo will help you meet your exercise goals. | Active Skill Learning.
Max enrollment: 200. (Exercise classes will be limited to 10.)
Registration for this course will close on April 25. Upon registration, you will receive an email with steps to schedule your personal assessment and complete your Vivo registration.
Personal Assessments: April 29 - May 3
Exercise classes: May 6 - June 27, Two classes weekly (45 min each)
Final Personal Assessments: July 1-3.
Equipment: You'll need a sturdy chair. Exercise bands will be mailed to all participants. No additional exercise equipment is required.
Margaret Danilovich is a physical therapist with a Ph.D. in public health. She has spent the last 15 years working in geriatrics. Her research focuses on exercise interventions for older adults and has been funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the National Institutes of Health. She currently has an Administration for Community Living grant to deliver evidence-based exercise classes to older adults.
Kevin Snodgrass, NASM – CPT, CES, FNS, SFS, ACE, is the head trainer for Vivo. He is a corrective exercise specialist helping individuals with chronic health issues and injuries improve their strength and mobility, with the goal of returning to their normal activities. In his current role, he is responsible for designing the signature Vivo strength training fitness program, including exercise levels and variations for participants of all ages and abilities.