Guy Andrews

Guy Andrews

About Guy Andrews

Guy is the Executive Director of Exercise ETC. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA as well as a Senior Fitness Specialist and a Performance Enhancement Specialist, both through NASM. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL and holds multiple fitness certifications. A 35 year fitness industry veteran, Guy has worked with many population groups, but specializes in the older adult population. He has worked with seniors in a variety of environments including adult congregate living cailities, hospital-based wellness centers, municipal and community centers and major health clubs. He currently teaches Brains & Balance Past 60™  programs for the City of Wilton Manors, FL and has conducted memory management programs to the residents at the Edgewater Assisted Living Community in Boca Raton, FL.

Forever Functional: A Dozen Group Balance Drills for Seniors

Join balance expert Guy Andrews of Exercise ETC in a high energy workshop that will expose you to a world of balance training activities that you’ve never imagined.  Learn that when you combine activities “borrowed” from the world of sport-specific  strength and conditioning training with a heaping helping of “fun” you have a world-class balance program that will keep your older clients functional, independent and empowered.

Objectives:

1. List risk factors that increase the chances of an older adult falling

2. Compare and contrasts the risks and benefits of balance drills designed for core strengthening, weight shifting, reaction time and mobility.

3. Explain how reducing the risk of falling can boost confidence and a sense of self-efficacy in older adults.

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