Dianne McCaughey

Dianne McCaughey

About Dianne McCaughey

Dianne McCaughey Ph.D. with a concentration in Gerontology is an international speaker, author, consultant, master trainer and presenter who has traveled the world touching lives and emphasizing optimal wellness of the mind, body and spirit. The two books she has authored are designed to coach individuals on mental and emotional wellness, as well as physical health to help them age successfully. Her mission and purpose is to educate, inspire and empower people to be the best they can be. Dianne is an award winning fitness specialist with 30 plus years experience in personal training, group exercise, coaching, and post-rehabilitation. She is a master trainer for multiple companies including: The American Council on Exercise (ACE), The Functional Aging Institute (FAI), The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA/NASM), and the International Sport and Conditioning Association (ISCA).

FAI Group EX 2.0

In this practical group training workshop, we will examine the 8 hierarchy of functional aging individuals. The focus will be on the middle level of independent so we can use our skills to progress the exercises for fit individuals and regress the exercise for frail individuals. The 6 impairment level factors for physical fitness and their extensions will be used to create our program design. Come to learn and play as we look at various group formats to create a multi-level safe and effective rich sensorimotor environment that includes social interaction and a heaping dose of fun.


1. Learn to use the 6 impairment factors for physical fitness to construct optimal function in any class setting

2. Understand the vast variations in student levels and create proper progressions and regressions for a safe and effective exercise class

3. Implement numerous class formats to create a masterful yet challenging program for all to learn and improve in a socially fun environment


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