About Us

Dr. BettyThe family of Betty Perkins-Carpenter would like to share that she passed away peacefully the end of May, 2018. She was an Entrepreneur, coach, teacher, visionary and an amazing human being. We are happy to announce that her daughter, Cheryl Perkins-Orefice, who has worked with Betty for over 20 years and has been teaching and training others Betty’s methods, will continue on with her work.


About Senior FitnessWe are dedicated to providing seniors with vital, life-enhancing health and fitness information. Our goal is to educate and motivate this very important class of citizens about the benefits of physical fitness. By focusing on learning proper stretching, exercising and balancing techniques to prevent falls, seniors can reduce injuries and fear; and learn to improve their own sense of emotional well-being.

About The Developer of the Six-Step Balance System™

Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter is the President of Senior Fitness, Inc. A former Olympic diving coach, she has been hailed as “America’s Ambassador to Senior Fitness.” Dr. Perkins-Carpenter has addressed the White House Conference on Aging, and was inducted into the prestigious Healthy American Fitness Leaders. She was also appointed as a Consultant to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. The author of two best-selling books. How to Prevent Falls and The Fun of Fitness, as well as the guide Stretching in Bed, Dr. Perkins-Carpenter has devoted more than 50 years to the development of her unique Six-Step Balance System™ to improve and maintain the quality of life for seniors.

Betty is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.

How To Prevent Falls Book

About The Book

The easy-to-use 6 Step Balance System™ helps seniors avoid injuries and fears associated with falling. Featuring dozens of illustrations and fun exercises, including slumping into your chair and dancing with your pillow!

This book helps readers avoid falls and injuries. It’s easy-to-follow illustrations and simple instructions make it perfect for older people and their families, senior center activity directors and health-care professionals.