Growing while aging, or just growing old?

Functional Aging is a process of mindfully examining and developing our abilities as humans.  It is more than just fighting physical or mental decline: at its core, functional aging is about learning, growth, and regeneration.  
And excitement!  You know, all the stuff that life was already about before we started to get too old.  Maybe you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but as a human you can 100% verifiably teach yourself new ways of moving, despite your numerical age.

 
 
 

Who relies on SBM training for functional aging?

 
active seniors on bike

ACTIVE SENIORS

Why? Because individuals and couples "on the go" can't afford to slow down due to injury, pain, or stiffness.

PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC OR RECURRING PAIN

Why? Recurring pain can be a vicious cycle where pain causes less movement, and less movement contributes to more pain.  Sadly, this can lead to disability and loss of functional independence.  What can help break the cycle?  Movement training!

SENIORS STILL WORKING

Why? Whether you work at a computer, travel for business, or perform manual labor, you rely on your body to get the job done.  Injury, pain, and loss of mobility can not only damage your productivity, but can force you to retire before you're ready.

 

SENIORS DETERMINED TO REMAIN INDEPENDENT

Why? Because many families start talking about getting aging parents into an assisted living or nursing home environment whit it begins to see "unsafe" for Mom or Dad to navigate their regular home environment.  Once your family fears you may struggle with stairs, fall during household activities, or not be able to get up off the ground, they will become more and more insistent that you live under care, and they may even insist you stop driving.  Through SBM training, our clients lear to prove to themselves and their families that not only are they fit to remain independent, but that they are actively training to respond in the event of a crisis.  

ACTIVE AND INVOLVED GRANDPARENTS

Why? Grandparents who play games with their grandkids, babysit them, or vacation with them train with SBM because they want to keep spending this quality time with their families.  "Keeping up with the kids" is about more than just your attitude.  It's about being able to pick them up & carry them safely, get onto the floor to play with them (and back up off the floor!), participate in their favorite family recreational activities, and physically keep them out of harm's way.  A grandparent who is active, involved, and physically capable will enjoy a more enriching relationship with their grandkids than one who only give hugs from the couch. 

older couple with babies

PEOPLE WHO ARE PREPARING FOR RETIREMENT

Why?  Because the habits you form now will carry into your retirement -- for good or for ill!

PEOPLE WHO TAKE THEIR HEALTH SERIOUSLY AND WHO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT

Why? Because none of us, on our own, has all the wisdom to take care of our bodies, minds, and spirits.  That's why, as humans, we band together and help each other.  People who are serious about their health are proactive in finding a teacher who can help them learn how to move better and live better.