The Gymstick for Older Adults education will provide personal trainers, group exercise instructors, physiotherapists and exercise physiologists with the tools to be able to provide their clients with varied, safe, appropriate and effective workout.
This education includes:
- How the Gymstick can be used to cater for different needs: Physical and cognitive abilities, injuries, flexibility, strength, balance and endurance
- Provide modifications and develop functional training to suit the specific needs of the client
- How to challenge balance, proprioception, muscle strength and endurance and joint stability safely
This workshop will be presented by Gymstick Master Trainer Fiona White
Fiona White is a qualified Physiotherapist with a long career focussed on assisting people repair, retrain and return to their own bodies’ optimal abilities. Having worked as a clinical Pilates instructor, Personal Trainer, aerobics instructor and as a Physiotherapist in both private practices and hospitals, Fiona has treated a wide variety of clientele with diverse needs and injuries.
Through Fiona’s passion for physiotherapy, and exercise she has established herself as a respected member of both professions and develop her own exercise based approach to rehabilitation.
Why do you love Gymstick?
As someone running a mobile physiotherapy business, these tools are perfect for me. They’re light, easy to transport and can be used for every single one of my clients, from 96 year olds in nursing homes to fit young athletes. I also think it’s one of the best home fitness tools on the market – which is why I use mine at home too. Every week I invent a new exercise, which would be unheard of with any other product I’d been using for over 3 years!
What resistance should I choose?
They come in different levels, but for my rehabilitation and older population I find I only ever need to take with me one Green, one Blue and one Black Gymstick (Silver and Gold cater more to athletes). Green is light resistance, and I use this for my very frail, weak clients. Blue is medium, which I use for the same frail weak clients when performing easier exercises, and also for stronger clients with medium or harder exercises. Black is strong, and I occasionally use this for my stronger clients, or for easier exercises. Remember that Gymsticks can be wound up or down (eg a Blue can be very strong or quite light) to create the perfect resistance, so simply adjust to find your perfect resistance!
Can I use this for chair based exercise classes?
Yes! There are hundreds of chair exercises which can be done alone or with a trainer/partner. For more information and the chance to explore, experience and workshop how Gymstick can benefit your clients, check out my next Gymstick Older Adults course here.
How much do they cost?
Please view our price table below:
|Item||Colour/Specifications||Price (inc GST)|
|Gymstick Original||Green, Blue, Black, Silver, Gold||$109.95|
|Telescopic Gymstick||Green, Blue, Black, Silver, Gold||$149.95|
|Bootcamp Gymstick||Blue/Black, Black/Silver||$169.95|
|Aqua Gymstick||Green, Blue, Black, Silver, Gold||$109.95|
|Replacement bands (pair)||Green, Blue, Black, Silver, Gold||$55|
Orders can be placed by phone or email
What happens if a band breaks? Can I purchase just one?
The bands are quite durable if maintained correctly. They are sold in pairs, and it is never a good idea to replace one side. The nature of the elasticity in the bands means that they stretch a little over time, so replacing one would leave you with uneven resistance between the straps. Below are some tips of maximising the longevity of your bands.
– Store your Gymsticks in their protective bags, out of heat or sunlight
– Never stretch the bands over 3 x their resting length.
– Avoid winding the bands over the foam grip
– Check regularly for nicks, cuts or drying
– Change the end of the bands regularly. Here’s how