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.
Anatomy of a Fall: What Really Happens When We Lose Our Balance
We all know that a serious fall can be life-altering or life-threatening for a senior, and many fitness professionals talk vaguely of the importance of a “strong core” to prevent falls. But how exactly do strong muscles reduce fall risk? Let Guy Andrews of Exercise ETC address that specific issue with clear explanations and unforgettable video demonstrations to show you how the absolute best defense against falling is strength training. (Guy was black and blue after making this video, but it was for a good cause!)
1. List the main muscles used to stabilize the trunk and spine
2. Explain strategies to minimize fall risk
3. Compare and contrast how different types of impact during a fall can increase or decrease long-term injury risk