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.
Let the Games Continue: Olympic-Inspired Balance Drills for Seniors
This innovative program uses the Summer Olympic games as inspiration for balance drills for seniors. You’ll start with the always popular “Torch Relay” and segue into guaranteed crowd pleasers like the javelin throw, discuss toss, shot put, hurdles and even a land-based freestyle swim meet! Your clients will love these drills and you’ll appreciate the versatility of these drills -- they can be done inside or out, standing or seated with minimal (and cheap!) equipment. This program is pure fun (with a serious purpose) as you encourage your client to tap into their inner jock!
1. Explain how social interaction can motivate and inspire seniors to adhere to exercise.
2. List the pros and cons of establishing a competitive environment for different individuals and groups.
3. Design and implement balance drills based on Olympic-inspired activities