Are the attitudes of exercise instructors who work with older adults influenced by training and personal characteristics?

Helen Hawley, Dawn Skelton, Malcolm Campbell, Chris Todd

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Abstract

Little is known about the relationship between attitudes and characteristics of instructors and uptake and adherence of older people to exercise classes. This article explores these issues. authors surveyed 731 UK exercise instructors with specialist older adult exercise qualifications. A questionnaire investigated instructors’ characteristics and attitudes toward older adults’ participation in exercise.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-63
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Aging and Physical Activity
Volume20
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • aging
  • exercise classes
  • instructors
  • older people

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