"Helping Others to Lead Happier, Healthier and Active Lives"The “Six-Step Balance System” is easy to learn and focuses on improving endurance, strength, flexibility and balance.
The Six-Step Balance System™ is a powerful yet simple program. It’s a gift given to oneself that keeps on giving. Improvement in the daily quality of life. Results are seen quickly all the while improving one’s balance and overall well-being. It includes FUN THINGS like practicing Stretching In Bed, “Jiggle Wiggle” and the “The 10 Martini Slump”.
- Increase leg strength
- Reduce the FEAR of falling
- Increase self-confidence
- Develop a sense of overall well-being both mental and physical
A Great Addition to any Wellness, Health or Walking Program
The “Six-Step Balance System” is an intervention system that was developed through years of research and life-giving experiences. It is a progressive program and best of all is designed to be incorporated into one’s daily life.
These are more than simple exercises, but activities that serve more complex processes that affect the mind and body. The best part is with this system you can practice them every day to get the complete benefits from the program all the while not having to interrupt your life.
The best part is there is no pressure or competition and strictly done at one’s own pace.
Learn activities that, when practiced:
Are FUN to do
Keep you moving
Helps with mental alertness
Keep your brain active
Help you stay independent so you can keep doing what you love doing in your life
Get the Training That Will Help you Live a Longer, Safer Life!
Our Mission is to Help People of All Ages Stay Healthy!
The “6 Step Balance System program was founded by Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter who was an Olympic Diving Coach an educator for 50+ years. She also was CEO/founder of four New York State Corporations known as the Perkins Swim Club, Fit by Five Preschool for children 2 ½ to 5 years of age, Child Fitness and finally Senior Fitness, Inc. The Perkins Swim Club was the foundation and inspiration of her subsequent business ventures, which were also considered progressive. This led to her authoring two best-selling books “The Fun of Fitness” and “How To Prevent Falls: Better Balance, Independence and Energy in 6 Simple Steps”.
After her passing in 2018, Betty’s daughter, Cheryl Perkins-Orefice took up the reins of Senior Fitness, Inc. Cheryl is an athlete, diving coach who worked with Betty for over 30 years.
How Cheryl is Building on Betty's Legacy...
"Her loss was profound to me, but after having worked with Betty it was clear to me to continue her work especially after having been a Chaplain in a local hospital where I saw individuals have horrific falls that left many with devastating disabilities, loss of their independence, and saw families facing horrible hardships due to their loved one falling. I witnessed where some of my patients had to leave their homes they so dearly loved, due to their injuries from a fall."
“All along I thought that my 80-year-old body could roll out of bed and get going. But after trying some of your in-bed stretches, I discovered that waking up goes much more smoothly after the stretching. Thank you.”
W.R. (Bill) Klemm, P.h.D.
Senior Professor of Neuroscience, Texas
Stretching in Bed Guide- FREE with any book purchase!
Every day before you get out of bed, get your motor running by stretching. In consultation with medical professionals, I’ve selected 12 key exercises that will provide an easy and effective way to help you start your day feeling physically awake and mentally alert. Stretching In Bed is often the most overlooked element in the total picture of overall fitness. The older we get the more important stretching becomes.
How to Prevent Falls:
Better Balance, Independence and Energy in
6 Simple Steps
This book is an informative and immensely practical guide for seniors to achieve better balance through fitness. Learn how to prevent falls and reduce your fear of falling. The easy-to-use 6 Step Balance System™ helps seniors avoid injuries and fears associated with falling. The 6 Step Balance System™book features dozens of illustrations and fun exercises, including slumping into your chair and dancing with your pillow!
"A must have guide and book for all ages"
According to Coalition for Consumer Health and Safety: U.S. News & World Report, Major causes of emergency room visits for injuries: Falls on stairs was number one with 819,081, Fall on floor was number 2 at 654,371 and then it was Bicycles at 525,026, Basketball at 460,420, Baseball at 327,620, Football at 323,112 , Knives at 313,330 and Collisions with doors at 308,246. Betty's book "How to Prevent Falls" was first copyrighted in 1989.
We here at Senior Fitness don't want you to become a statistic! For more than 30 years we have been teaching people, both young and old, how to implement the Six Step Balance System Program™, a unique approach to reducing falls, severity of injuries from unintentional falls and to help reduce the fear of falling. It helps to maintain/regain your independence with more energy, improve your balance, it's fun and you will be socially connected to others.
This program is based on Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter's over fifty years of experience as a teacher, researcher, Olympic diving coach and author.
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