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We're passionate about helping the leaders of tomorrow grow today

That's why we've created a program that pairs students enrolled in therapeutic recreation, kinesiology, and other physical wellness programs with senior-serving

organizations.

The top two applicants receive free StrongerU Senior Fitness Instructor certification, one year of access to our monthly pre-choreographed classes.

Program Overview

The two successful applicants will:

  • Complete the online StrongerU Senior Fitness Instructor Course. Typically takes between 8-12 hours. The course is completed at your own pace, but must be completed by October 31st. 

  • Learn their first 30-minutes of StrongerU Senior Fitness content by November 30th.

  • Team-teach weekly with the other sponsorship recipient at Blue Sky Lodge from January to mid-June 2022 (24- thirty minutes classes).

The Host Organization: Blue Sky Lodge

Blue Sky Lodge is an independent seniors’ residence. You can learn more about Blue Sky Lodge by visiting their website here.

The Benefits

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STUDENTS

  • Gain Field experience 

  • Network with professionals

  • Potentially gain employment

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Host Organization

  • Gain a high-quality fitness program for their seniors

  • Work with potential future team members

Applications are now closed. 

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StrongerU Student Sponsorship Alumni

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Winter/Spring Term 2020

Mount Royal University - Good Companions 50 Plus Club

Talis Aurini

"I really enjoyed the lesson structure of the course. They were well thought out and provided key aspects that a fitness instructor needs to ensure a fun and safe class environment. I would highly recommend this program to anyone new, or experienced, in leading fitness classes for seniors." 

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Summer/Fall Term 2020

Mount Royal University - Good Companions 50 Plus Club

Natalie Messer

"StrongerU was a fantastic learning experience!  Not only have I been able to expand my resume into the ever growing senior population but I was able to reinforce my previous knowledge and build on my technology and adaptability skills by entering this experience during Covid19.  While challenging, this was like a third practicum and has been so rewarding for me both professionally and personally with the clientele!"

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Summer/Fall Term 2020

Mount Royal University - Good Companions 50 Plus Club

Savannah Grasza

“StrongerU Senior Fitness has provided me not only an amazing opportunity to work with a different age group of people in fitness but an amazing learning experience. The program has opened up many opportunities for me and increased my profession and personal social network. If you love fitness and working with amazing people this is definitely the placement for you!” 

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Summer/Fall Term 2020

Lethbridge College - Blue Sky Lodge (Green Acres Foundation)

Kelci Trapp

"My experience working with Emily in the StrongerU Senior Fitness program has been amazing. From the very start of the program she has been great at coaching us and encouraging us throughout the process of learning the new materials."

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Summer/Fall Term 2020

Lethbridge College - Blue Sky Lodge (Green Acres Foundation)

Christina Start

"The StrongerU seniors fitness certification has helped me feel confident  in my facilitation skills. My personal health has improved from doing our fitness sessions as well! It's been an amazing experience!"

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Teodora Glisic

Winter/Spring Term 2021

University of Windsor - Life After Fifty

"StrongerU Senior Fitness provided me with an opportunity to expand my skills and confidence in teaching fitness classes. Emily was great from day one of the program with providing us coaching and encouraging emails as we learned new tracks. I would recommend anyone to become certified if they are looking to expand their skills in teaching fitness classes.” 

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Amanda Tetzlaff

Winter/Spring Term 2021

University of Windsor - Life After Fifty

“I really enjoyed the variety the course offered. Each release provided fun music and safe exercises while also including a variety of different ‘workouts’! The StrongerU Senior Fitness Certification has also allowed me to build onto my own experience and gain new skills that I can use in the future!”