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Hi. I’m Doug SchriftPhysical Therapist, and Senior Fitness Coach. I help seniors become strong and stable even if they have never exercised before.

I created eldergym.com in 2006 when I turned 50, and continue to help thousands of seniors each year remain independent and strong with free downloads, free exercises, helpful articles

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Eldergym Academy

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


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

This is one of the biggest challenges for seniors. Strong legs will help you stay independent and reduce your risk of falls. Sign up for my free 4 week senior fitness program here.

Do you sell any DVDs?

DVDs are currently not online this year, but I do have all my old DVD programs at Eldergym® Academy

Can you come speak to our organization?

I currently only have time to speak in the immediate East Phoenix area to senior communities and senior centers. 

Do you have any free stuff on this site?

Yes, you can view 100+ videos on exercise, covering all major muscle groups.

You can also sign up for my weekly newsletter and receive my free 4 week program.

Do you have a fall prevention program?

Fall prevention involves balance training, medication management, and home environmental evaluation. This website can help you with strengthening to improve your balance

What is 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.

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