Older Adult Course

Older Adult Course

Online Course with Individual Support

Online Course +

While this is an online course you will have the ability to tailor how you apply what you learn to the specific areas where you teach/train. No generic, cookie cutter course here my friends! 

Individual Attention

We use a combination of an online platform with individual video conferencing so there is truly a personal experience. 

Industry Leading Content

We use the ACE Senior Fitness Manual in this course (you will need to purchase this directly from ACE - don't worry we will give you the link - $59.99 USD). We went this route instead of writing our own manual as we wanted to ensure that the manual was always up to date with the latest research and best practices. Who better to do that than an international organization with an entire academic team behind them?

The other amazing part? You can choose to purchase an old school paper manual or an e-book. We do everything we can to provide options for all learning styles.


This course is approved through CFES and BCRPA.

For more information on the CFES certification process please email Brenda at brenda@brenda-adams.com.

For more information on the BCRPA registration process click here.


Welcome to the course!


  • How to use this course
  • Course Manual
  • Certification Steps
  • Blue Zones (19:39 minutes)
  • BCRPA Information (Exam, ICE, SOP)

Chapter #1 - Defining the Senior Population


  • Handout
  • Lesson 1 (48 minutes)
  • Your Last 10 Years (1 minute)
  • What Makes a Generation?
  • Empathy (2:53 mins)
  • Activate your Learning

Chapter #2 - Motivation and Adherence


  • Handout
  • Lesson 1 (1 hour 16 minutes)
  • Relapse Prevention Planning Tool
  • Activate Your Learning

BONUS - Breathing for Resistance Training

  • Introduction
  • Handout
  • Audio File

One-on-One Call #1

  • How to book

Chapter #3 - Aging and Exercise


  • Handout
  • Lesson 1 (13:42 minutes)
  • Lesson 2 (20 minutes)
  • Lesson 3 (17 minutes)
  • Lesson 4 (15:35 minutes)
  • Preventing Alzheimers (14 minutes)
  • Your Third Act (11:17 minutes)

Chapter #4 - Senior Nutrition


  • Handout
  • Lesson #1 (20:38 mins)
  • Lesson #2 (24:50 mins)
  • Fall Prevention in the Home
  • Understanding Food Labels

Chapter #5 - Interview and Screening


  • Handout
  • Lesson #1 (15:48 mins)
  • Lesson #2 (18:22 mins)

Chapter #6 - Physical Fitness Assessments


  • Handout
  • Lesson 1 (15:53 minutes)
  • Lesson 2 (26:27 minutes)
  • Lesson 3 (15:53 minutes)
  • Seniors Fitness Test videos

BONUS - The Power of Sleep

  • What you need to know

One-on-One Call #2

  • How to book

Chapter #7 - Exercise Programming Considerations


  • Handout
  • Lesson 1 (16:37 minutes)
  • Lesson 2 (18:36 minutes)
  • Activate your Learning

Chapter #8 - Exercise Programming


  • Handout
  • Lesson 1 (15:36 minutes)
  • Lesson 2 (15:02 minutes)
  • Lesson 3 (16:03 minutes)
  • Lesson 4 (14:45 minutes)
  • Lesson 5 (19:31 minutes)
  • BONUS - Chair Workout

Chapter #9 - Common Health Challenges


  • Chapter #9 Handout
  • Lesson 1 (18:01 minutes)
  • Activate your Learning

Odds and Ends


  • Handout
  • Lesson 1 (36:06 minutes)
  • The Beat Goes On: The Effects of Music on Exercise
  • The Exercise–Brain Connection

One-on-One Call #3 - Wrap Up

  • How to book

Next steps

  • Get it Done!
  • Course Evaluation

About Your Instructor

Brenda Adams

Brenda Adams

M.Ed., B.Sc. (kinesiology), CPCC
Brenda earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Simon Fraser University, which means she spent four (okay, maybe six) years studying the human body and how it functions. She's also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (a life coach). And finally, she has her master’s degree in adult education.

So her knowledge about the human body, combined with the tools she's acquired as a life coach, and her understanding of how adults learn best, are the reasons why she's the one to learn from.

From the experience side of things, Brenda has been a fitness professional for over 23 years. In that time she has had the opportunity to work for provincial fitness organizations, to chair the National Fitness Leadership Alliance and to run one of the largest fitness centres in Canada. She has extensive experience in everything from group fitness classes, to older adults, yoga fitness and almost everything in-between!

One of her greatest passions is teaching. She thrives on taking knowledge and making it easy for people to learn, understand and ultimately put into practice.



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