Functional and Brain Training Fitness Classes for Boomers and Seniors

Defy Your Age by Keeping Mentally and Physically Young

SMARTfit®'s range of functional and brain training solutions can fit naturally into any boomer and senior fitness class.

SMARTfit’s unique combination of enjoyable gamified programming incorporates safe and ability-scaled physical and cognitive dual tasking activities loaded with fun social engagement. This provides a perfect foundation for any boomer and senior brain and body fitness program. A literature review uncovered 22 studies that looked at the effects of game play by older adults. Analysis showed that playing the games improves physical function, decreasing depression, and increasing cognition and quality of life improving interest in socializing and willingness to exercise. SMARTfit excels at retention because it's fun and socially engaging.

ACTIVE

Using Specialized Training Activities
in Senior Fitness Classes

SMARTfit multitasking and dual tasking programs offer the two components that are missing in most senior fitness programs: specific focus on balance and on memory. These are the most important preventative issues concerning senior wellness and vitality. SMARTfit creates a multisensory experience that builds new neural pathways, improving cognitive skills, memory, auditory/visual processing, balance and reaction time, all essential aspects of a well-rounded active lifestyle.

Important goals of active aging lifestyles involve maintaining physical fitness as well as cognitive fortitude and ability. While conventional senior fitness classes can be effective physical fitness activities, they don’t specifically address the need to continuously activate and challenge the brain the way SmartFit does.

As physically and cognitively interact with SMARTfit, both the brain and motor system are challenged to improved their efficiency. Following patterns, identifing symbols, or calculating quick formulas while simultaneously engaging the motor system, results in new neural pathways being built and old ones improved. SMARTfit delivers its programming in game format which translates into quicker results because players find they exert higher levels of engagement as they focus on improving their score.

How SMARTfit Works
in Active Aging Environments

SMARTfit consoles are impact based devices in which users engage in high-level gameplay requiring upper and lower body movement, number, word, symbol, and pattern games which create a focused multisensory experience. This unique workflow is distinctly different than conventional aerobic and cardio focused senior fitness routines. SMARTfit systems can be setup for individual and group modes so that they fit naturally into any club environments.

Application Companion

SMARTfit is a workout console with an integrated CPU which allows users to configure a comprehensive collection of games, drills, and training modes to fit a variety of clinical scenarios. Custom lesson plans can be designed which allows clinicians to create their own nuanced approach to therapy, rehab, or coordinated healthcare, and engage patients in varying levels of cognitive intensity from mild to aggressive. Users can control the CPU from a remote application that is compatible with iOS and Android devices allowing users to develop their own personal workflow.

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    Operate system remotely via iOS / Android mobile application
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    Build custom programs from 37 separate categories and 150 free video supported programs
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    Adjustable cognitive intensity and physical exertion levels
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    Hundreds of unique modes of operation
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    Individual user accounts
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    Track and record user performance and results
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    Store and recall unique user presets
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    Coordinated healthcare, and engage clients in varying levels of cognitive intensity.

Our Scientific Advisors

Our scientific advisors have an amazing collection of credentials and include individuals who represent prestigious clinical organizations and are actively working as authorities in their fields of study.

Beth Fisher
PhD, PT, FAPTA
“Everything in Parkinson’s research points to the need for combining cognitive challenges with physical activities- I cannot think of a better way to do that than with SMARTfit.”
Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy Director, Neuroplasticity and Imaging Laboratory Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy University of Southern California
Christopher Powers
PhD, PT, FACSM, FAPTA
“SMARTfit takes the focus of the player off the mechanics and moves it to the external, forcing the brain to solve two problems at the same time. It solves the big missing part in rehab because we want carry-over onto the field. SMARTfit is a great tool to test if that is happening. Further studies will help us to measure its full effectiveness.”
USC Professor
Director, Biokinesiology Program
Co-Director, Biomechanics Research Lab
Charles Y. Liu
PhD, MD
“I am extremely intrigued and optimistic that SMARTfit will prove to be an exceptionally effective and important tool that combines cognitive and motor training in unique and endless combinations to address a multitude of indications within the athletic and medical realms.”
Professor, Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Biomedical Engineering USC Director, USC Neurorestoration Center
Charles Flowers
MD, FACS
“I have been using SMARTfit on patients who have post-concussion syndrome and seeing most of their symptoms completely resolved within 2-3 weeks. I look forward to conducting a formal study to validate my findings.”
Clinical Associate Professor of Opthamology at USC Roski Eye Institute at Keck School of Medicine
Director of Sports Vision Training and Visual Rehab Center at USC Roski Eye Institute

SMARTfit provides a modern combined brain and body training option which is a natural fit with exercise programs provided in senior fitness boutiques and health clubs.