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.
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.
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.
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.