Jill Simpson is a professional fitness and dance instructor with a specialization in aging populations. She is the developer of numerous innovative fitness programs including The Great Brain Workout – Fitness for Your Aging Brain and the Better with Fitness Community Wellness Initiative.
A positive-aging specialist, her bi-monthly column, ‘Fitness for Your Aging Brain’ appears in Embracing Change Magazine. Jill is currently involved in the writing and directing of a short documentary film about dispelling the negative stereotypes of aging.
Geriatric Certificate Program – McMaster University
The Great Brain Workout – Program Developer
Dignity and Vitality in Dementia Study – Research Lead
Worked with both Alzheimer and MS Societies
Dancing with disAbility – Developer
To Thrive Together: Sustainable Living – President and Community Designer
NCCP – [FMS] Fundamental Movement Skills Coach
Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging – Certified Seniors Fitness Instructor
Canfitpro – FIS Certified Instructor
Think Balance – Program Developer
Canadian Falls Prevention – Trained
Osteoporosis Society – BoneFit® Certified Instructor
Dancing with Parkinson’s – Trained Instructor
The developer of numerous innovative fitness programs based on the latest healthy-aging and neuroscience research, Jill’s mandate is to educate older adults on how to maintain physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing throughout a lifetime.
THEORY OF MOVEMENT:
The more I observe people in my classes, the more I believe that movement is the keystone to healthy aging. Born to move, we exercise to enhance brain function. The improvement in cardiovascular fitness, strength, and balance is an added bonus.
We think better; we feel better, and we most certainly, age better when we are in motion.