Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 16, 2012
Wun-Jo Inc. announced today that the results of a study sponsored by the company and completed by the University of New England (UNE) have been completed, and indicate that the fifteen senior participants, ranging in age from 65 to 79 years enjoyed steady improvement across a number of key indicators including strength, agility, balance and flexibility.
Ron Lemire, developer of the Wun-Jo Flo-Dynamics Movement System and related training device (http://www.wun-jo.com) said, "We are very pleased to receive scientific, third-party validation that exercising consistently with the Wun-Jo, using the eight basic movements we have developed over the last two decades, is an effective yet gentle way for all people to improve their bodies and health, especially seniors. What is also exciting for us is that of the fifteen participants who started with the study last October, all fifteen continued to participate and according to their personal testimonials, found the system fun and rewarding. This total fitness movement system brought measureable results in just eight weeks, 30 minutes a day, three days a week."
The study was led by Lara A. Carlson, PhD, FACSM, CSCS, Assistant Professor at UNE. Dr. Carlson is a Past-President of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) New England Chapter, a Fellow of the ACSM, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Following Flo-Dynamics training familiarization, subjects participated in structured Flo-Dynamics classes that were 30 min in duration for 3 days per week for a total of 8 weeks. A minimum of 1 day of rest between classes was required. All participants completed 3 testing sessions (baseline, 4 wk and 8 wk), which included a variety of flexibility, balance, and strength measures.
Physical exercise in aging populations has been reported to be an efficacious non‐pharmacological way of abating physical challenges and it appears that participating in a structured Flo-Dynamics regimen may improve certain physical variables such as flexibility and strength.
"For years, I have been struggling to stay with an exercise routine, and to find a natural way to stay fit and strong, particularly as I grow older," said Elaine Plumes, Scarborough, Maine. "Working out with the Wun-Jo three times a week, fifteen minutes at a time, has made a big difference in how I move and how I feel. I also enjoy the classes so much – Wun-Jo is a great team sport!"
"As we grow older, we grow wiser," said Al Olivier, President of Wun-Jo, Inc. "And with the Wun-Jo system, we can grow stronger too! And when we invite our grandkids to exercise with us, we are giving them a wonderful gift - a way to have fun together while making fitness and wellness a part of their long lives too."
ABOUT WUN-JO, INC.
The Wun-Jo™ Trainer and the Flo-Dynamics Movement System© is the product of over 20 years of development, testing and critical evaluation by scores of exercise enthusiasts of all ages and abilities along with many professional athletes, coaches, trainers, sports medicine doctors and rehabilitation specialists. For more information, please visit http://www.wun-jo.com.
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND
The University of New England (UNE) is an innovative health sciences university grounded in the liberal arts. UNE has internationally recognized scholars in the liberal arts, sciences, health and medicine; offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs; and is home to Maine’s only medical school. Its two distinctive campuses on the coast of southern Maine offer student-centered interdisciplinary programs in the Westbrook College of Health Professions, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and College of Graduate Studies. The UNE College of Dental Medicine will open in 2013. For more information, visit http://www.une.edu.
For University of New England (Lara to provide)
Lara A. Carlson, PhD, FACSM, CSCS
Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise & Sports Performance in the Westbrook College of Health Professions