Get Started with a Senior Personal Trainer
Are you in your 60s, 70s, 80s or older? Or maybe you’re looking for a personal trainer to work with a family member of yours? If so, you’ve come to the right place!
Exercising is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age. A strong and fit body can prevent or delay various health issues that can arise with age.
And improving your physical strength, flexibility and balance can also increase your level of independence, allowing for a more enjoyable quality of life!
“I am 72 with lung disease. I never thought I could walk as much as I am now doing. With Patrick’s encouragement, supporting me to shift my thinking about what I am capable of doing, I am walking much more, increasing my endurance, and realizing I can do way more than I had thought possible. And I have only been at it a month. Sessions with Patrick have been a blessing in my life. I am eager to continue” – Cherie, Silver Spring, MD
In Home Personal Training for Seniors
At DeHenzel Training Systems, we specialize in working with aging seniors to help improve their quality of life and level of independence.
Our senior clients greatly range in physical health and ability. We work with clients with (but not limited to): arthritis, degenerative disk disease, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, even those who are dependent on a walker or wheelchair.
Our senior personal trainers at DeHenzel Training Systems utilize weight and non-weight bearing exercises to specifically strengthen the entire body with an emphasis on flexibility and strength.
Our team also has great experience working with doctors and physical therapists to carry out any specific guidelines to ensure that the training is complimentary, safe and effective.
In Home & Virtual Personal Training Locations
Our senior personal training services are accessible either through our in home or virtual services.
Our In Home Personal Training services span throughout Northern Virginia, parts of Maryland and all throughout Washington, DC. Personal training is available in home, in your building gym or at your workplace.
Our Virtual Personal Training services are available anywhere! Workout anywhere, anytime, as long as you have access to a video app (we prefer Zoom or FaceTime).
No equipment? No problem. Our trainers can bring everything necessary for a safe and effective workout. We can also workout in a building gym or assisted living community.
For virtual personal training, our trainers can program using available equipment, household items or design equipment-free, body weight workouts.
Home-Based Business of the Year
We are proud to have been awarded Home-Based Business of the Year and Finalist for Small Business of the Year, by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, during the prestigious annual Small Business Awards.
We are equally proud to be featured in Entrepeneur Magazine, Loudoun Times-Mirror, Active Life DC and in Northern Virginia Magazine with several features and guest articles.
“Confidently climb stairs – walk briskly – regain my balance. And head off diabetes and stroke for as long as I can. These were my modest goals when I spoke with Sophie last May. Six months with DTS trainer Francesca has led me towards success, as she has patiently and expertly guided me to increased strength, balance and improved confidence. I’m 66, I do not care for gyms and was certain that this sense of physical confidence was now out of reach. Gradually the quality of my life has improved in unexpected ways. What do you say when someone at the office says “You seem to be getting younger”? Seriously. Thank you.” – Harriet, Arlington, VA
“After 3 + years of self-directed exercise with videos and long walks, I felt the need for additional challenge – I got so much more. I not only got challenged, I got encouragement and reassurance. I’ve always thought of myself as a slug, but to hear at 70 I’m an athlete and an inspiration to others, feels so good. My trainer works with me based on how I’m feeling and accepts that I’m aware of my body and what I can do without pain, and adjusts on the fly as needed…I am very thankful to have made the decision to try this, and hope to continue for much longer!.” – Madge, Reston, VA
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Frequently Asked Questions
How is In Home Personal Training different than going to a gym?
In home personal training is different from training in a gym for a variety of reasons. With in home personal training, you benefit from the convenience of having the gym come to you. Travel time is eliminated to and from the gym, leaving you with more time for yourself and your family. You also experience the accountability of having a standing appointment that comes to you, regardless of the weather. Also notable, is the privacy, comfort, one-on-one undivided and uninterrputed attention you receive with our team, opposed to at a large, busy gym.
I’ve never worked with a personal trainer before; what can I expect during the first session?
Congratulations on taking a big step and hiring a trainer! During the first session, your trainer will take you through a warmup, workout, and cooldown with dynamic and assisted stretching. They will observe the way you negotiate certain exercises and movements, handle various loads of resistance, and identify areas of strengths and weaknesses. Your trainer will communicate in depth with you to make sure they are pushing your appropriately, effectively and most importantly, safely.
Is my fitness level high enough to work with a personal trainer?
It is a misconception that you must be in top shape to hire a personal trainer. At DeHenzel Training Systems, we welcome and work with clients of all fitness levels. Our trainers will customize your workouts to fit your needs and will appropriately progress your workouts as your fitness level increases.
I have some concerning aches and pains; can I still workout with a trainer?
Yes, of course! Many of our clients have contraindications to exercise and are still able to workout safely and effectively. We have a lot of experience working with clients with major aches, pains, injuries and degenerative diseases. If necessary, we will communicate with your doctor or physical therapist to find what exercise program best suits your needs. Regardless of your limitations, exercise is possible!
I don’t have any equipment, do I need to buy some?
No problem! Our trainers will bring all the equipment necessary to your home, including but not limited to: free weights, medicine balls, resistance bands, boxing gloves/mitts, and a yoga mat. If you do have equipment that you would like to incorporate, just let your trainer know, and they will happily make use of your equipment.
How much space do I need for the workout?
There is no space too small or big for an in home session. Our trainers are very skilled and creative and are able to work in any size space. As long as there is a clear area, with some space to move around, a workout is possible. If you have access to a gym in your community or building, we can also workout there if you would prefer.
How do you hire your trainers?
We are very particular about who we hire and carefully select our trainers out of many qualified candidates. Each trainer goes through three rounds of interviews: a phone interview, an in-person interview, and a thourough reference/background check. Once we hire a trainer, we work with each individual through our 6-month mentoring program where we sharpen and mold their skills. We also place a large emphasis on continuing education. We only hire the best personal trainers to join our team!
Are your trainers certified?
Yes! Our personal trainers are certified through widely recognized personal training institutes and accreditations. Some of our trainers have degrees in exercise science and kinesiology. All of our trainers also pass a certified background check. Each of our trainers actively participate in our 6-month mentoring program where they are able to grow and build their professional skills. Most importantly, our trainers are very passionate about fitness and helping people change their lives, one workout at a time.