Ready to get stronger

Exercising in the comfort of your home


"Strong and Stable"

I help seniors become strong and stable even if they have never exercised before.

-Doug Schrift PT  "Your senior coach"

The Academy is an Online Senior Fitness Community, helping you build strength, improve balance, and increase stability. Finally get the guidance and help you need to start an exercise program that will improve your strength and stability.

Stop Me If Any Of This Sounds Familiar...

You want to start exercising but..

You want to begin an exercise program, but don't know where to start and how to turn your excitement to get started into an actionable plan...

Don't know where to start

You've spent countless hours searching for an exercise program, and you're sick of the frustration of not knowing what to do or what program to follow.

How do I exercise at home?

You've started an exercise program at home, but it's not going as well as you'd like, and you're out of ideas for how to stay motivated.

What exercise should I do?

You’re struggling to stay on top of the seemingly endless types of exercises you need to handle, and you’re not enjoying your exercising at all.


"This program is wonderful."

Thank you! I just completed day 9 Cardio Gym. This program is wonderful. I feel so blessed to have found Eldergym Academy. I’ve enjoyed each workout. Some days I add a Quick Wins in addition to an exercise routine that I have from a PT from years ago. I am amazed at the many variations of exercises. So much better for me than what I was doing at the gym. And my shoulder issues are improving from following the quick wins programs for shoulders. Thank you again Coach Doug and Yoga Audrey for all that you do!!

Michelle -  Academy Member

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"Convenience, Coaching, Consistency, and Community"

- Tim K  

Academy Member

"..stronger than I’ve been in years."

Both you and Audrey make exercise fun and doable – your classes are getting me strong – stronger than I’ve been in years. Just want you to know how much I appreciate the variety of workouts offered and the clear instructions – like being able to mix up the classes and combine different routines. Many thanks to you both.

Patricia - Academy Member

monthly membership

Great Value

$

20

/mo

Billed every month

  • First week always FREE
  • Cancel anytime from your account
  • 24/7 Access to workouts
  • Physical Therapist designed
  • Improve cardio and lose weight
  • Build Balance and reduce risk of falls
  • Increase strength and posture
  • From the comfort of your home
  • No exercise experience needed
  • Hundreds of exercise videos
  • Highly qualified instructors 
annual membership

Best Value

$

10

 

/mo

Billed annually: $120/year

  • First week always FREE
  • Cancel anytime from your account
  • 24/7 Access to workouts
  • Physical Therapist designed
  • Improve cardio and lose weight
  • Build Balance and reduce risk of falls
  • Increase strength and posture
  • From the comfort of your home
  • No exercise experience needed
  • Hundreds of exercise videos
  • Highly qualified instructors

You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee.


Your First week is FREE! Cancel anytime during your free trial in your account and pay nothing. If, for any reason, you don't like this amazing place called Eldergym Academy, you can get a full refund anytime within 30 days after your membership starts. If you have any issues, just get in touch with our friendly support team and they'll either help you out until you get the results you need or give you a swift refund.

Here's EVERYTHING you're about 

to get as soon as you sign up...

1

Academy Roadmap

Follow along with our step by step roadmap to take the worry out of how to start exercising.

  • Check with your Doctor
  • Pre-Exercise Test
  • Assess Fitness level
  • Organize your area
  • Get your props
  • Start Exercising!

2

300 + Exercise Videos

Access to our Library of over 300 Exercise videos. All fitness levelsLevel 1 beginner, Level 2 intermediate and Level 3  advanced

-New classes added weekly -

  • Aerobics
  • Chair Based
  • Balance
  • Pilates
  • Stretching
  • Yoga

3

Easy follow Class Format

I take all the worry out of exercising with my easy to follow 4 week programs in a class format so you can get right to work on your strength and balance.

  • 4 Week Programs
  • Strength and Power
  • Balance and Agility
  • Endurance and Cardio
  • Posture and Core
  • Mobility and Coordination

4

quick wins

Weekly instructional short videos to quickly get you to your fitness goals

  • How to Strengthen legs with a step
  • how to use a push up bar
  • how to get off the floor safely
  • Strengthening for Musicians
  • how to improve balance with a tennis ball
  • how to improve reaction times
  • frozen shoulder: how to increase motion
  • 10 resistance band exercises for arms and legs
  • how to use R-I-C-E method for muscle soreness

And many more...

5

weekly live stream

Join us each week live to discuss and problem solve your fitness questions. 

  • How do i exercise
  • do i use weights?
  • How do i work legs?
  • how many minutes?
  • when do i exercise?
  • I have weak arms

6

senior community

You will be part of our amazing private senior community area.

".. such a great program!"

I’m a retired PT and Certified Senior Fitness Instructor, and I want to commend you, Doug on developing such a great program! There are zillions of exercises, and ways to perform them, so it’s really helpful that you have broken them down into small increments and come up with a very well- thought-out structure. I appreciate knowing what to do on Day 1, Day 2, etc. Your Road Map to fitness has levels that anyone can benefit from, at any stage of fitness, and makes the exercises easy to modify even within a certain level.

The Covid pandemic forced me out of the gym, and I don’t know when I’ll ever feel safe returning, so I’ve struggled to discipline myself to develop a regular exercise on my own. I really miss the socializing, and my favorite classes like tai chi, yoga, spin, circuit training, and core and balance classes at my gym. It’s been a challenge to reproduce them by trying to sort through all the information on the internet, and come up with a reasonable approach to maintaining and progressing my fitness program. So I am just delighted to find such a comprehensive presentation of total body exercises including balance, cardio, speed, and reaction time. I get bored easily watching the same old videos over and over, but I think you will always come up with something new to challenge us! Way to go!

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100% SATISFACTION-GUARANTEE.

Your First week is FREE! Cancel anytime during your free trial in your account and pay nothing. If, for any reason, you don't like this amazing place called Eldergym Academy, you can get a full refund anytime within 30 days after your membership starts. If you have any issues, just get in touch with our friendly support team and they'll either help you out until you get the results you need or give you a swift refund.


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monthly membership

Great Value

$

20

/mo

Billed every month

  • First week always FREE
  • Cancel anytime from your account
  • 24/7 Access to workouts
  • Physical Therapist designed
  • Improve cardio and lose weight
  • Build Balance and reduce risk of falls
  • Increase strength and posture
  • From the comfort of your home
  • No exercise experience needed
  • Hundreds of exercise videos
  • Highly qualified instructors 
annual membership

Best Value

$

10

 

/mo

Billed annually: $120/year

  • First week always FREE
  • Cancel anytime from your account
  • 24/7 Access to workouts
  • Physical Therapist designed
  • Improve cardio and lose weight
  • Build Balance and reduce risk of falls
  • Increase strength and posture
  • From the comfort of your home
  • No exercise experience needed
  • Hundreds of exercise videos
  • Highly qualified instructors

"I give Eldergym 5 Stars for Seniors"

- Leueen W. 

Equestrian Dressage and

Academy Member

Great variety of workouts for all your fitness goals

  • Strength Starter
  • Low Intensity Strength
  • Balance and Stability
  • Agility and Speed
  • Total body Mobility
  • Cross Training
  • Calorie Burner
  • Injury Prevention
  • Posture Training
  • Core Strength
  • Total Body Strength
  • Lower Body Strength
  • Low Impact Aerobics
  • Upper Body Strength
  • Warm up and cool down

Take a look at some of our videos

4 Week Beginner Program

4 Week Intermed Program

4 Week Advanced Program

Weekly Live Stream

Beginner Yoga Program

Quick Win Video Series

Pilates and Tai Chi

Chair Exercise program

...and a lot more!

What Others Are Saying:

Perry -  Academy Member


Exercise has been something I do daily. I love it! I joined the Academy to have more structure in working out. I am enjoying learning more about the Academy and I enjoy the variety of the workouts. Getting stronger and working on balance and posture is important to me. I would recommend the Academy to seniors.

Mary -  Academy Member


I am delighted to have discovered your website, and to now be enrolled in your Academy. Your clips are easy to follow at an easy pace, very encouraging, and absolutely inspiring to get going and keep going. Your warm and friendly instruction, dialogue and smiles really make a helpful difference. Thank you!

Patricia - Academy Member


After retiring from the workforce I went from being very active to being a lot less active - the pounds added on and I was losing my strength. Eldergym Academy has made such a positive difference in my life and I know it will do the same for any senior who wants to kick the stuffing out of their ‘golden years’ ahead.


"...exactly what I have been searching for"

I have done the introductory work with Eldergym in the past. But couldn't maintain my motivation. However, the exercises were the best. I've tried a lot of online sites. The new Eldergym Academy is exactly what I have been searching for. I've just started, but feel better already. This is perfect! There's personal involvement with the community and with Doug, it is meant for people like me, there is a carefully designed path to follow, and, again, the actual exercise is creative and leaves me feeling very good.
I would definitely recommend the academy to other seniors.

Freda Brown 80 years young- Academy Member

Meet Your Amazing Academy Instructors

Doug Schrift PT

Eldergym® Academy Creator, Instructor

Strength, Balance, Rehabilitation

Meet Coach Doug

Hi, I'm Doug Schrift - otherwise known as "Your Senior Fitness Coach" - and I’ve spent years guiding the growth of thousands of seniors as a Physical Therapist, with strengthening, balance training, stroke rehab, cardiac rehab and more.

I decided to take all of that knowledge and experience and use it to help seniors just like you to achieve success with improved fitness, balance, and strength. And so Eldergym®  Academy was created! This is now my passion and I seriously love spending my days creating content and supporting my members.

Audrey Schrift

Eldergym® Academy Instructor

Yoga, chair yoga, flexibility

Meet Instructor Audrey

Audrey is a Certified Yoga Instructor, dancer, costume designer, mother, and Coach Doug's better half. Audrey has over 30 years of dance experience along with high level athletics. A former track star and marathoner she has completed the Boston and New York Marathons with a personal best of 3 hours and 8 minutes. Audrey specializes in senior Yoga, chair yoga, and empowering older adults to improve flexibility and core strength.

Lee Milnee 

Eldergym® Academy Instructor

Aerobics, Pilates, Dance

Meet Instructor Lee

Hi, I’m Lee Milne, Senior Exercise Specialist. I’ve been teaching group fitness classes since 1984–the days of leg warmers and big hair! I am a certified Silver Sneakers instructor and a certified Group Fitness and Pilates mat instructor. The highlight of my career was working with cancer survivors through the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. I have “retired” from a program director role and now focus on fitness programming for active aging. I am thrilled to be part of the Eldergym Academy. Let’s move!

Roxanne Reynolds

Eldergym® Academy Instructor

Tai Chi, Qigong, Fall Prevention

Meet Instructor Roxanne

As an advocate for healthy living , I have enjoyed over 19 years of teaching Tai chi and Qigong to people of all ages. Seeing the benefits and wanting to share them, I also give fall prevention presentations to help promote safer and healthier lifestyles. 

I have a back ground in nutritional counseling and am certified through the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi as an integral Qigong and Tai Chi teacher with 200 hours of training. I am a senior trainer of Tai Chi Easy Practice Leaders and also hold accreditation in Tai Chi and Tai Chi Kung.

I am the author of "Seniors Guide to Fall Prevention and healthy Living" and have my DVD "Life Enhancement Exercise with Roxanne" where you can enjoy sitting or standing Qigong and Tai Chi.

I bring my heartfelt sensitivity and authentic expression to my work and love the opportunity to make a difference while leaving a positive imprint on the world. 

Not Sure If Eldergym® Academy Is Right For You?

 Who the Academy is for..

  • If you are a senior who has not exercised in a while and feeling weak and wobbly... the Academy is for you.
  • If your mom, dad, or grandparents need strengthening and balance training at home...the Academy makes a great gift!
  • If you have fallen and your doctor wants you to improve your balance and strength...the Academy is for you.
  • If you need motivation and accountability to succeed with an exercise program...the Academy is for you.
  • If you have the fear of falling, are not confident when walking, seldom go out...the Academy is for you.
  • If you would like to share your successes, challenges, and concerns with your classmates in a safe and supportive group...the Academy is for you.

Who the Academy is not for..

  • Are you an active, elite senior athlete involved with sport? YOU ARE JUST FINE and are an inspiration to all seniors!
  • Are you a frail senior and need assistance? You need individualized instruction from a qualified Physical Therapist.
  • Do you have an unstable medical condition? Check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program.
  • Can't make time to exercise several times per week? To make progress you will need to practice often.
  • Don't like computer based learning? The Academy is video based and only available online. 
  • Looking for a fall prevention program? Exercising will help your balance but please see your doctor to go over your medications and have a home safety evaluation.

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It might seem strange, trying to talk you OUT of becoming a member - but truly if the Academy is not the right fit then neither of us benefit. I have a vested interest in your success (you won’t stick around long if we’re not helping, right?) - and that all starts by making sure the Academy is right for you before you join.


Doug Schrift PTEldergym® Academy

"I'm in better shape today than...maybe 50 years"

Jim Bransdorf

Academy Member

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Your First week is FREE! Cancel anytime during your free trial in your account and pay nothing. If, for any reason, you don't like this amazing place called Eldergym Academy, you can get a full refund anytime within 30 days after your membership starts. If you have any issues, just get in touch with our friendly support team and they'll either help you out until you get the results you need or give you a swift refund.

monthly membership

Great Value

$

20

/mo

Billed every month

  • First week always FREE
  • Cancel anytime from your account
  • 24/7 Access to workouts
  • Physical Therapist designed
  • Improve cardio and lose weight
  • Build Balance and reduce risk of falls
  • Increase strength and posture
  • From the comfort of your home
  • No exercise experience needed
  • Hundreds of exercise videos
  • Highly qualified instructors 
annual membership

Best Value

$

10

 

/mo

Billed annually: $120/year

  • First week always FREE
  • Cancel anytime from your account
  • 24/7 Access to workouts
  • Physical Therapist designed
  • Improve cardio and lose weight
  • Build Balance and reduce risk of falls
  • Increase strength and posture
  • From the comfort of your home
  • No exercise experience needed
  • Hundreds of exercise videos
  • Highly qualified instructors

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"the kind I was searching for"

"Thanks, Doug, for your exercises for old folks. I will soon be in my 89th year and know that I need exercising. Yours are the kind I was searching for and I thank you for them. I’ve already helped my difficulty in getting out of a chair easily. Again, my deep thanks."

100% Satisfaction Guarantee!

Your First week is FREE! Cancel anytime during your free trial in your account and pay nothing. If, for any reason, you don't like this amazing place called Eldergym Academy, you can get a full refund anytime within 30 days after your membership starts. If you have any issues, just get in touch with our friendly support team and they'll either help you out until you get the results you need or give you a swift refund.

"I am a happy and joyful member of Elderym Academy"

- Leslie A DuBridge

In Case you're wondering...

What is the Academy?

How do I join the Academy?

How much is it to join the Academy?

Why is there a Monthly fee for the Academy?

How do I pay for the Academy?

Will I need a computer?

Is the Academy only online?

What browser should I use?

My computer is small, can I watch the Academy video courses on my TV?

Do I receive anything in the mail when I join?

Is there an orientation after I join the Academy?

Can I pause my membership if I am sick?

What if I don't enjoy Eldergym® Academy?

I’m not 100% sure what the Academy is or if it's right for me, do you offer a trial so I can test it out?

What happens if I decide to cancel my membership?

Do I have to email you if I want to pause or cancel?

I am a senior and just barely know how to use the internet. 

Why should I become a member today instead of waiting?

What is included with my monthly membership?

Will I receive news and announcements from the Academy?

Can I get a membership for my parents?

What equipment do I need?

Will I have to exercise everyday?

I've never exercised before. Is the Academy right for me?

I am already exercising. What can the Academy do for me?

Is all of the content available straight away or is it time-released (drip fed)?

Can I get one-on-one help with my exercise program?

Can I access the content released at Eldergym® Academy during my membership once I cancel?

Can I upgrade to an annual membership later?

What happened to your DVDs?

Where are the members from?

"I have seen amazing results"

"Your simple basic strength building exercises do work. I have seen amazing results in just one month doing the exercises 3 to 5 times a week. For anyone on here it takes time and patience but the results are worth it. Exercise is so important. I recently had a crazy slip and fall accident and came crashing down on my right hip. Scary, since my right hip is arthritic. But it’s been a couple of weeks and not a sign of any damage. Exercise works. I have been doing it my entire life. Thank you for your valuable website."

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You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee.

Your First week is FREE! Cancel anytime during your free trial in your account and pay nothing. If, for any reason, you don't like this amazing place called Eldergym Academy, you can get a full refund anytime within 30 days after your membership starts. If you have any issues, just get in touch with our friendly support team and they'll either help you out until you get the results you need or give you a swift refund.


monthly membership

Great Value

$

20

/mo

Billed every month

  • First week always FREE
  • Cancel anytime from your account
  • 24/7 Access to workouts
  • Physical Therapist designed
  • Improve cardio and lose weight
  • Build Balance and reduce risk of falls
  • Increase strength and posture
  • From the comfort of your home
  • No exercise experience needed
  • Hundreds of exercise videos
  • Highly qualified instructors 
annual membership

Best Value

$

10

 

/mo

Billed annually: $120/year

  • First week always FREE
  • Cancel anytime from your account
  • 24/7 Access to workouts
  • Physical Therapist designed
  • Improve cardio and lose weight
  • Build Balance and reduce risk of falls
  • Increase strength and posture
  • From the comfort of your home
  • No exercise experience needed
  • Hundreds of exercise videos
  • Highly qualified instructors

"I could do it..."

"Doug makes the workouts fun! He is truly a master at functional fitness which is what we need as older adults. Getting involved in the workouts makes you feel YOUNG and VIBRANT again because I could do it!!!."

Behind-the-scenes

If there's anything at all that you're not certain about, anything we haven't made clear; any concerns or questions then please do contact us at support and we'll help you out.

P.S.: I am very excited about Eldergym® Academy. It is truly a unique and powerful online senior fitness experience, designed to get you off the couch and active again.


I created the Academy with the inactive senior in mind. This is the stage of life most people find that their strength, flexibility, and balance is deteriorating. You may be feeling wobbly when standing, or turning around. You may find yourself holding on to furniture when walking to the kitchen.

I designed the Academy so that all you have to do is follow along with my Roadmap to start building your strength and balance. You can feel safe using the courses everyday, as long as you follow along with the schedule of classes.

It doesn’t get any easier. Many seniors tell me they want a simple way to exercise. This is it. You will have four ways to learn in the academy. In depth courses, expert workshops, monthly live Q&A, and weekly coaching. 

So don’t wait any longer. You won’t find a better comprehensive senior exercise experience out there.

See you on the other side!

Warm Regards

Coach Doug

“It’s a pain in the gluties. But you gotta do it. Dying is easy, living is tough. I hate working out. Hate it. But I like the results.” - Jack Lalanne

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