1213 – Aging Mini-Track

Beginner / Lecture / Land Workshop


Sanibel, FL / Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – 7:45-11:15 am – 3.5 credit hours

(Classroom: 7:45-11:15 am)


Faculty: Eduardo Netto, MS – Fall Prevention Strategies (Lecture)

Anne Pringle Burnell, ATRIC – Chair and Seated Exercise Adaptations (Land Workshop)


Fall Prevention Strategies

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it's important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. You will learn the most successful methods of fall prevention and research-based, functional movement patterns that you can add to your train-to-transfer protocols.



1)  Examine the factors associated with an increased risk of falls.

2)  Explore the importance of improved gait patterns.

3)  Determine the importance of weight-bearing exercise.

4)  Establish a well-rounded Fall Prevention Program.


FACULTY:  Eduardo Netto, MS, is the Fitness Director of the Body Tech Health Club in Brazil and has a master’s degree in human motricity. He is an international presenter and well-respected fitness professional and consultant in Brazil. He has published books, DVDs and a CD-ROM on fitness programs.


Chair and Seated Exercise Adaptations

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Utilize exercises based in Pilates and functional fitness adapted for the seated client. Practical lab includes total body conditioning: UE, LE, trunk, postural, core, hand, and ankle exercises in a chair or wheelchair using body weight, toning balls, and flex bands. Progress seated workout from land to water using Pilates, increasing trunk stability.



1)  Determine eight basic exercise modalities for core and functional training.

2)  Experience 15 Seated Core Exercises

3)  Explore 15 UE/LE flex band exercises.


FACULTY:  Anne Pringle Burnell, ATRIC, created the programs: Peyow Aqua Pilates and Stronger Seniors. She is a presenter and educator at conferences, and holds the following certifications: CAFS, Ai Chi, AEA, Arthritis Foundation, ACE, AFAA/NASM, and AquaStretchTM. She is an Instructor Trainer for Stott Pilates/Merrithew Health & Fitness. She teaches at Galter Life Center/Swedish Covenant Hospital, Peninsula Chicago, University Illinois Chicago, and Core Evolution.