Masters athletes are a potential growth market for AEPs. The demographic of your typical masters athlete includes well-educated, mid-high income earner, motivated, and focused on aging successfully.
The recording is of a webinar presented by ESSA on 15 August 2019.
Despite aging successfully across the physical, social, cognitive and psychological domains compared to age-matched recreational athletes and sedentary individuals, masters athletes exhibit age-related declines in endurance, speed and power, strength and flexibility.
The purpose of the webinar will be to examine the reasons for these age-related declines in masters athlete performance. More importantly, the webinar will examine and present the “Top 10 Tips” to slow the rate of decline in performance.
These tips will be evidence-based on a combination of 20 years of leading research teams focused on masters athlete research, the limited available international research focused on masters athletes, and the over 50 years of national and international competitive experience of the presenter.
Presented by Prof Peter Reaburn, BHMS(Ed)(Hons), PhD, Grade Cert Flex Learn
Peter is the current Professor and Head of Exercise and Sport Science at Bond University. He has won University and National Awards for teaching and learning. He has also won a University award for quality research supervision. He has supervised many of the leading exercise and sport science researchers in Australia including Aaron Coutts, Ben Dascombe, Greg Rowsell, Tom Doering, Nattai Borges, Melanie Hayman, Luke del Vecchio, Tom Doering, James Fell, Aaron Scanlan and Rob Stanton. His major area of research interest is performance and recovery in masters athletes.
Peter has written or edited five books including the definitive book on masters athletes titled The Masters Athlete. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers and regularly present at national and international sport science conferences.
Peter practices what he preaches. He previously completed the Hawaii Ironman after winning his age group (50-54 years) at the Australian Championships in 2005. In 2017 he won a national surf lifesaving title after 38 years away from the sport. More recently he has returned to masters swimming and broke the national record in a 4 x 100m freestyle relay and is currently ranked in world top 5 in a number of relay events with his club Miami Masters. Peter has raced road bikes for many years and still enjoys board riding, cycling, ocean swimming and bushwalking. He is happily married and living on the Gold Coast. He has two grown-up daughters who he coached from Junior H-grade to Senior A-grade level and coached representative netball teams for many years. Sport is his life!
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