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.
What You'll Discover in the Academy:
The Best Video Senior Workouts
Finally get the guidance and help you need to start an exercise program that will improve your strength and stability.
Better Arm and Leg Strength
Build strength in your arms, back, hips, and legs to maintain your independence in the community and keep active socially.
Improve your balance and leg strength so you will be able to reduce your risk of falling. Learn how to maintain your balance during the day.
Stay motivated to begin and maintain an exercise program. You will get continued feedback from our community to keep on track.
Here's EVERYTHING you're about
to get as soon as you sign up...
Follow along with our step by step roadmap to take the worry out of how to start exercising.
150 + Video Workouts
Access to our Library of over 150 workout videos. All fitness levels, Level 1 beginner, Level 2 intermediate and Level 3 advanced.
Easy follow calendar
All workouts are available in either a course or calendar view so you can get right to work on your strength and balance.
Weekly instructional short videos to quickly get you to your fitness goals
And many more...
weekly live stream
Join us each week live to discuss and problem solve your fitness questions.
You will be part of our amazing private senior community area.
Great variety of workouts for all your fitness goals
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.
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100% Satisfaction Guarantee!
When you join Eldergym® Academy you are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't feel like you've received value and you decide you want to cancel any time within the next 30 days, just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund. No hassles, headaches or hoops to jump through.
In Case you're wondering...
What is the Academy?
The Academy is a private members only website which contains courses, workshops, workouts, live presentations, resources, all in video format for seniors to build strength and stability, reduce the risk of falls, and improve balance.
How do I join the Academy?
It is easy to join the Academy. Click the Join now button above, fill out the checkout and payment information, and you are in!
How much is it to join the Academy?
The Academy membership rate is currently $20 per month. Once you join your membership fee will never change unless you cancel and rejoin at a later time. It is an amazing deal considering all the content you receive in addition to professional guidance.
Why is there a Monthly fee for the Academy?
The Academy is a private, members only area, and can only be accessed by signing up for a paid membership.
How do I pay for the Academy?
The Academy is a monthly subscription service. The fee is automatically withdrawn every month at the same time corresponding to your start date, from the credit card account entered in the signup process. And yes, you can pause or cancel instantly yourself, on your account page with 2 clicks.
Can I pay by check?
Yes, but only for the yearly membership, which is discounted from the monthly membership. Click here to sign up for annual membership.
Will I need a computer?
Yes, the Academy is entirely online. A laptop is best because it is portable and can move room to room or even hook up to your TV with an HDMI cable so you can watch on your TV. You can also use a tablet or desktop, even your phone.
Is the Academy only online?
Yes. The Academy is all online and can be viewed on any device that has internet access.
What browser should I use?
An internet browser, also known as a web browser or simply a browser, is a software program that you use to view web pages on your computer. The purpose of a web browser is to fetch information resources and display them on a user's device. Most browsers will work well with the Academy. I recommend the free Google Chrome to best view Eldergym® Academy.
My computer is small, can I watch the Academy video courses on my TV?
Yes. You can easily connect your computer or laptop to your TV using an HDMI cable and watch all the videos on your TV or better still, use Chromecast on your TV to easily stream all content from your computer anywhere in your home. https://store.google.com/us/product/chromecast
Do I receive anything in the mail when I join?
No - Eldergym® Academy is entirely online
Is there an orientation after I join the Academy?
Yes, when you join, you will be presented with the on-boarding checklist of new things to do, and will check them off as you go.
Can I pause my membership if I am sick?
Yes, we all have times when it is hard to exercises. You can pause or cancel your membership on your account page with just 2 clicks of your mouse (or finger!)
What if I don't enjoy Eldergym® Academy?
We know you will LOVE Eldergym® Academy, however, if for whatever reason you're not 100% satisfied in any way we have a 30 day money back guarantee (no questions asked). We want you to succeed, and know that if you become a member of the Eldergym® Academy and really put your heart and soul into it… you will see amazing results!
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?
You are protected by my 30 day money back guarantee which will allow you plenty of time to decide. There may be an introductory special from time to time so sign up for our email newsletter. You can get a good feel for exactly what the membership is and how much it offers with this behind the scenes video: https://www.eldergymacademy.com/tour/ - If you still have questions after watching, just let us know.
What happens if I decide to cancel my membership?
Obviously we'd love it if all of our members stuck around forever - but we've worked with membership sites for long enough to know that that's never going to happen! So, if you do decide to cancel obviously we'll be very sad, but if you're intent on leaving then you'll be able to do so with just 2 clicks of a mouse.
Do I have to email you if I want to pause or cancel?
No way! You don't have to bother me at all. Just pause or cancel from your account page with two clicks of your mouse and you are done.
I am a senior and just barely know how to use the internet.
I hear you loud and clear. You will need to have internet access in your home first of all. Then you will need a computer. You will need to know how to use a browser like Google Chrome. Just type eldergym.com into your browser and click the login menu button. From there you will need to know how to click links on the pages. That's it. If you have managed to scroll to the bottom of this page and look at these FAQs, you probably will be fine.
Why should I become a member today instead of waiting?
It's time for you to take action. Simple as that. If you really want to have a successful, effective, exercise experience, then you need somewhere to get answers to all of your questions - especially the ones you don’t know you have yet. You need support, community, and most of all... accountability!
Eldergym® Academy is that place. If you really want to make a difference, the time is now.
What is included with my monthly membership?
You will have access to all courses, workouts, classes, videos and many others, in addition we have quick win videos for fast progress, weekly live stream Q&As, private community of members a facebook-like area, and much more to build strength and stability.
Will I receive news and announcements from the Academy?
Yes, you will receive a weekly member news email with all the coming activities and new courses and workouts, and any other communication that needs to happen.
Can I get a membership for my parents?
Yes. Just make sure they have a computer, are able to login, and are familiar with how to navigate a webpage. They will need a username and password to login. It is a good idea to help them for a few days to make sure they are safe, have a chair and weights, and can follow along with the exercise videos.
What equipment do I need?
You can start with just some hand weights and an armless chair. I recommend 1-2 pounds for women, and 3-5 for men. Additionally we will use some household props for some of the courses, like cups, spoons, flashlight, pillows and a towel. I will let you know what you need before the course.
Will I have to exercise everyday?
The National Institute of Aging recommends 30 minutes of moderate activity a day for seniors. In the Academy I recommend starting with the beginner videos 3 times a week. Then as you get stronger try 4 days a week which should be plenty to get strong and stable.
I've never exercised before. Is the Academy right for me?
Absolutely - the Academy covers every stage of exercise, warm up,strengthening, cool down - In fact now is the perfect time for you to join the Academy; as not only do we have training that will take you through every step, but you'll also be able to get support and advice from within the community too, to help you through your journey.
I am already exercising. What can the Academy do for me?
Assuming you want to keep growing and improving, then the Academy can help you with fine tuning your exercise program, give you insight into how to correctly exercise, show you new routines to do; as well as supporting you with working towards your future goals. This is certainly not a "beginner only" community - far from it! We've helped many active seniors improve their fitness levels, so there's plenty of expertise on offer that you're sure to benefit from in your continued growth.
Is all of the content available straight away or is it time-released (drip fed)?
You get access to everything already inside the Academy straight away! No waiting for content to be released to you, just jump in and start making use of the training straight away. We regularly update and add new material too - so your content library will continue growing.
Can I get one-on-one help with my exercise program?
Not only can you ask questions and get advice, support and feedback any time from within our community; but we also run weekly live stream Q&A sessions, where you can pre-submit your questions for Doug, or even ask him live.
Can I access the content released at Eldergym® Academy during my membership once I cancel?
No. Your membership entitles you to enter the members area and access the content there released prior and during the duration of your membership. If you cancel or do not renew your membership you will no longer be able to access the content inside the Academy. If you cancel before your billing date you will continue to have access until the end of your billing period.
Can I upgrade to an annual membership later?
You sure can! You can upgrade to annual membership any time with a couple of clicks from your account page. Our system will automatically take into account the time left on your current subscription, so you'll never be double charged either.
What happened to your DVDs?
Thanks for remembering! The DVDs have been discontinued and are now available to members in the Academy as courses.
Where are the members from?
Currently most members are from the USA. We also have members from the UK, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, and South Africa.
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!
“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