Functional Age Training for Older Adults

You can be fit and functional

Functional Aging

Definition of Old Age

Defining the term 'old age' sounds simple, but it is actually complex. For example, with the increase in anti-aging treatments available today, individuals may look, feel and act much younger than their chronological age. To understand the complexity of defining old age,  there are three main definitions: chronological, biological and functional aging.

Unfortunately, the most common indicator used is chronological age, that is, the passage of time from birth in years. People can be lumped together in a particular age category by chronological age. 

Biological aging, also known as primary aging refers to a group of processes within the body that eventually lead to loss of adaptability, disease, physical impairments, functional limitations, disability, and eventually death. There are several biological theories of aging and a number of factors have been proposed that affect the rate of biological aging.

Functional age has to do with one's functional fitness in comparison with others the same age and gender. For example, an 80-year old woman may have the aerobic endurance of a woman in the 60-64 age category. Therefore, her functional age relative to aerobic endurance is between 60-64 years of age. Impairments in physical parameters have a direct impact on a person's functional abilities and functional limitations eventually lead to physical disabilities. 


Physical function is divided into five levels: physically elite, physically fit,  physically independent, physically frail, and physically dependent. It is extremely important to recognize that as people age, they become increasingly more diverse in their medical, psychological, and physical status. 


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I Care

I  take your fitness goals seriously. I understand that staying active and gaining muscle can be challenging. My mission as your fitness trainer is to help you overcome hurdles and reach your goals. I use all necessary fitness assessments and data to create your personalized physical activity program. 

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Knowledgeable Training Expertise

My fourteen years of success and experience ensures that I am capable of analyzing your likes and dislikes, along with your goals, to create a physical fitness plan that works! fitness trainer Windsor Mill, Ellicott City, MD

At age 70 Ray continues to run in marathons. You can gradually increase stamina walking.

Your Success is My Goal

I understand that adopting new fitness habits is difficult. My goal as your fitness trainer is to challenge and change your view of exercise. Fitness becomes a part of who you are. When you practice healthy habits everyday, you will be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

Why Use 09Body Training?

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You See Results and Stay Motivated


People want to see results! To achieve those results, they need motivation, sincerity and attention. That's why I created 09Body Training. 09Body training is a personalized total fitness program that enables a client to stay motivated to continue a fitness lifestyle. With 09Body you lose body fat while strengthening core muscles. 

You will learn how to prepare healthy meals and how to properly exercise and use equipment. Best of all, you will have a caring professional fitness trainer to coach you along the way. I will be with you to help you reach your fitness goals. Whether you prefer to train at home, in a gym, or at your development fitness center, I'm flexible to meet your need. Don't delay, start living a fit and healthy functional age.

Lower Your Cholesterol


I have used 09Body Training to help many overweight clients achieve success. I actively work with health care professionals. Some have referred clients that need help with diet and exercise in order to lower their cholesterol. So, if you want a program that's proven to work and designed for you to achieve maximum results, I can help. Contact me by email. Windsor Mill, Ellicott City, MD. functional age fitness trainer  

Certified Trainer Skills


Physical fitness for older adults, Exercise Programing, Muscular Development, Flexibility, Motivation Technique, Nutrition and Weight Management, CPR and AED,      Program Administration, Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics, National guidelines for older adults, Assessments and Fitness Testing, Challenge principles, Basic emergency Procedures and Safety fitness trainer seniors

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Email me at the above address in Windsor Mill to get your free fitness trainer self-assessment checklist. This tool with help to assess your fitness goals. Please include your phone number in your contact information and the best time to reach you. I will contact you within 24 hours. TODAY is your time to start living fit, happy and healthy.


We Tried But Can't Do it Alone


Most of us can look back and realize how we gained the excess weight, but the problem is we haven't figured out how to lose it. We tried the diets, we bought the DVD's and we purchased the exercise equipment from the infomercials. We even joined the local gym. Still we can't seem to make those pounds come off and stay off. Maybe it's time to admit, we just need help from a certified fitness trainer. If you live in Windsor Mill or a surrounding area, I can help.  Contact me and let’s get started.

Fitness ABC's - Always Be in Control

A.  Always set your weight loss goal to obtain success; focus on short-term objectives.

B.  Be realistic; the results that you can obtain quickly will motivate you to stick with it.

C.  Control any desire to give up. Set long term goals and stay on track. functional age fitness trainer