With gratitude to the George C. Nettleton Foundation for their financialÂ support, Dr. Maria Hunt developed and tested the efficacy of a mindful approach to fitness courseÂ for seniors in her translational research lab at Avila University. Â Teaming with certified personal trainers and Lab-certified mindfulness instructors Mary Bartnik, Deb Wood-Fowler, and Ralph Hunt, sheÂ collected pre- and post biometric and psychological data on 94 participants who:
- increased their physical fitness as measured by the Senior Fitness test
- improved theirÂ heart health as assessed by heart rate variability
- and developed their ability to orient focus at will as measured by the Attention Network Test
These results were presented by co-investigator Samira Zaman, LPC, at the American Psychosomatic Society’s annual conference in Miami, Florida in 2013.
MeWe Mindfulnessâ„¢ LLC is in the process of working with the above certified personal trainers and mindfulness instructors to create an online continuing education course that will be presented forÂ accreditation through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) by December 2017. Â Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would likeÂ an update.