Paul Holbrook


About Paul Holbrook

FOUNDER & STRENGTH COACH | MA, CSCS Paul earned his master’s degree in gerontology from the Fischer Institute for Wellness at Ball State University. He interned at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University under the direction of Dr. Maria Fiatrone and Dr. Miriam Nelson. Later, Paul trained older adults at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged. He earned his strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, along with certifications from the Titleist Performance Institute, Original Strength, and in the Functional Movement Screen. In 2005, Paul founded Age Performance, where he continues to develop comprehensive training programs for adults over 40. Additionally, Paul sits on the advisory board of the Functional Aging Institute, frequently giving seminars about physical performance at fitness centers and senior housing developments. He is a long-time Zen practitioner under Zen Master Genpo Roshi and has competed and medaled in the National Senior Games.

The Age Performance Way

The training business can be a challenging one for industry novices and seasoned professionals alike. As trainers, we are expected to make our clients stronger, faster, and more functional, while, at times, also acting as a source of inspiration and an emotionally present confidant. In a world of misinformation, training older adults can be confusing and definitely overwhelming. Sometimes you may not even know how to start a session. This session is designed to help you create a foundation of understanding that will clear a path to effective and insightful training whether you are new to the field or have been training for a long time.


1. You will learn the Age Performance training template that brings simplicity to your training while at the same time providing a huge buy in for your clients.

2. Attendees will develop a greater understanding of what training sessions should accomplish and develop clarity about training principles to guide them through their careers.

3. Trying to fulfill all that needs to be accomplished, attendees will learn specifically how to get the most out of their training sessions in the most efficient way possible for both the frail older adult as well as a senior athlete.


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