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Our misssion here at Eldergym, is to help seniors become strong and stable even if they have never exercised before.

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Senior Fitness Coach

Hi. I'm Doug Schrift - Physical Therapist, and Senior Fitness Coach. I help seniors become strong and stable even if they have never exercised before.

I created eldergym.com over a decade ago and have had thousands of visitors over the years. Take a look around the site. You will find lots of free exercises, helpful blogs and podcasts.

3 Fun Facts

You didn't know about me

I Ride My Bike to Work

I get an extra cardio workout going to work. 

I love Barbershop Singing

I enjoy the "Old Timey" Music of days gone by. Down by the old mill stream!

I Run backwards twice a week

Running backwards not only keeps my legs strong but improves my balance

our Core

Values & approach

Exercise is the Key

In seniors, exercise has been shown to prevent disease, lower the risk of falls, improve mental health and well-being, strengthen social ties, and improve cognitive function.

Start Slowly

If you weren't physically active before, start slowly. Even 5 minutes of physical activity has health benefits, and you can build up to more over time!

stay social

As seniors get older, their risk of isolation increases.  It’s especially important for seniors (and their loved ones) to be proactive about staying engaged throughout the day.


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

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Jim Bransdorf Academy Member

How We can help

Download our 4 week senior fitness program to get your journey started.

Join  fellow seniors and family members, ask questions and get feedback.

Take your senior fitness to the next level with extensive courses, tools, resources & support.

Join Eldergym Academy

In-depth courses & training

Access our extensive course library, workouts, classes, attend our monthly Live Q&A calls. 

Personal motivation and help

I'm with you everyday in the community for assistance, guidance, and support.

Active, Supportive Community

Feedback and support from fellow seniors and experts who will keep you on track.

Watch our Academy Tour Below

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I am getting very weak, especially in the legs. What can I do?

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What is the Academy?

Do you have any free stuff on this site?

Do you have a fall prevention program?