Everything You Need To Get Stronger All In One Place

Are You Tired of feeling old, weak, and off balance? Then You're In The Right Place. Accomplish Something Amazing With Our Membership.

Stop us if any of this sounds familiar...

  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.

If it does, then you already know what a minefield it can be trying to get quality advice & support

Surely there has to be a better way (of course there is, that'll be where we come in!). Think about how amazing it would be if you could...

  • Wake up feeling fresh and look forward to your day and how easy your chores have become.
  • Pick up your grandchildren, even play on the floor with your little angels.
  • Go out dancing, golfing, or shopping without fatigue, and enough strength to bring those heavy bags home!

Thankfully we have the solution...

Introducing  Eldergym Academy

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.

The Academy will help you to:

Prevent Bone Loss

Counteract bone loss and actually restore bone density. Stronger bones leads to fewer fractures. 

Relieve Pain

Help lessen pain and stiffness of arthritis, ease joint inflammation and aid in lubrication.

Prevent Disease

Protect against cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, diabetes, obesity and hypertension.

Improve Balance

Exercise promotes good posture, balance, coordination, agility and quickness.

Better Mental Health

Fights depression, reduces stress and can slow the progression of brain disorders like Alzheimer's.

More Energy

Improved cognitive function, motor skills, stay focused, leading to a higher quality of life.

Hey There, I'm Coach Doug and I Can't Wait To Help...

Hi, I'm Doug Schrift,  Physical Therapist, senior fitness coach, and creator of Eldergym Academy. I help seniors become strong and stable even if they have never exercised before. 

Not only am I a PT and senior fitness coach, I am a senior myself. I know what it is like to have good days and bad days, painful knees and shoulders, health issues and doctors appointments. 

I continue to work full time as a hospital physical therapist in the Phoenix area, and know first hand how to improve the fitness and health of seniors. I am sharing all my years of experience with seniors here with you in the Academy. Welcome aboard!

All Members Get Full Access To: 

Immediate access to our full Exercise Library

We have a huge library of content for you to dive straight into as soon as you join, from full courses on classes ranging from strength training, to yoga, and Tai Chi, to dance and cardio, to quick win rehab tutorials and expert workshops that deep dive on a range of specific tactics.

Learn what you need, when you need to, from wherever you want.

A thriving, supportive  Community of seniors

Our community is the heart of the Academy and the place to go for answers to your questions, to get feedback, gain support or inspiration, or simply get to know other like minded seniors.

We may be biased, but we happen to think our members are amazing with a wide range of skills and expertise. They make the Academy community and forum an incredible resource to turn to 24/7.

And not only do we have our private forum - you can also connect with fellow seniors on our regular, weekly Live Stream too.

Weekly Live Stream with  Coach Doug

Need more advice and feedback? No problem! Drop-in to one of our live stream sessions  where no question goes unanswered.

Can’t make the weekly live stream? No worries, submit your question in advance and listen back on the replay!

And of course you can get answers to questions 24/7 inside our member-only community and forum. So you never need to wait long for support!

Start off on the right foot with the  Roadmap

Our  Membership Roadmap is THE most practical and comprehensive way to help you get on board quickly and get right to improving your fitness.

This isn't about learning a bunch of tired theory - when you’ve completed the Roadmap you WILL have a strategy  that has everything in place to achieve real, long term success.

Take it a step further with our  Quick Wins

Join us for our weekly quick win videos. These are short, action oriented videos designed to kick start your fitness, rehabilitation, motivation, and focus. 

We have over 100 quick win videos covering topics such as back pain, knee pain, posture, dizziness, blood pressure, hand exercises, rehabilitation, injury prevention, balance, and much, much more. 

Meet our instructors

Audrey Schrift

Yoga, stretching, breathing

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. Audrey specializes in senior Yoga, chair yoga, and empowering older adults to improve flexibility and core strength.

Lee Milnee 

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

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. 

What People Are Saying About Our Membership

“Convenience, Coaching, Consistency, and Community.”

Tim Kurtz
- Academy Member

I give Eldergym 5 Stars for Seniors"

Leueen Willoughby
- Academy Member

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

Jim Bransdorf
- Academy Member

“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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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.

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.

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?

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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