Cody Sipe

Cody Sipe

About Cody Sipe

Cody Sipe has an extensive background in the fitness industry with 20 years of experience as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, program director, exercise physiologist and club owner. He is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Research in the physical therapy program at Harding University.

He has spent his career researching, developing and practicing the most effective training strategies to improve function in older adults. He has completed certifications as an ACSM Exercise Specialist, ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, FallProof Balance and Mobility Enhancement Specialist and more. His secondary area of expertise is in the prevention and management of chronic disease conditions, especially those that accompany the aging process such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. In 2005 he was honored with the IDEA Program Director of the Year award.

He has presented internationally, served on boards and committees and/or published articles for most of the top fitness organizations in the world.

Want to do more? Train the Core...the right way

Adequate levels of core stability and mobility are necessary in order to maintain high levels of function and prevent injury with advancing age. Unfortunately, many older adults do not have either which leads to poor postures, an inability to move properly and an increase in acute and chronic stresses on their joint systems. In this session we will describe a systematic approach to achieving an appropriate balance of trunk mobility and stability and practice exercise movements that can be scaled for clients of varying abilities.


1 - Assess thoracic mobility actively and passively to differentiate between mobility and motor control dysfunction

2 - Perform active and passive exercises to improve thoracic extension and rotation

3 - Achieve neutral spine, activate the transverse abdominis and perform the bracing maneuver

4 - Administer static and dynamic core stabilization exercises that address flexion, extension and rotation


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