WEBINAR | Alzheimer’s and Managing Stress


This webinar was broadcast on September 4, 2018. You are purchasing a recording.

Presented by Robyn Caruso

There are currently 43.5 million caregivers in the United States (Family Caregiver Alliance, 2016) who feel the effects of chronic stress. Many of these individuals do not take time out for themselves to de-stress and workout. Currently, 1 in 4 caregivers spend 41 hours on average a week providing care (Family Caregiver Alliance, 2016) . Caregivers usually feel guilty about even the thought of taking time away from the person they are caring for. The good news is that fitness professionals can make a huge impact when working with this population by providing personal training and wellness services. Fitness professionals can effectively work with caregivers to become more resilient to stress through traditional personal training and implementation of health promotion techniques. Learn some of the signs and symptoms of chronic stress, Compassion Fatigue, and caregiver burnout. Fitness/ wellness programming for caregivers is very rewarding when you notice the positive changes that are made mentally and physically.

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Robyn Caruso is the Founder of The Stress Management Institute for Health and Fitness Professionals™ and Uniquely U Wellness Center™. Robyn received her Bachelor’s Degree from Rowan University in Health Promotion and Fitness Management. She is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer and group fitness instructor, a Certified Health Education Specialist by (NCHEC), Health Coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, and a Compassion Fatigue Resiliency and Recovery – Educator. Robyn is an industry expert for the Medical Fitness Network and Medical Fitness Education Foundation Advisory Board Member, Coalition member for the Get FIT program in New Jersey and an adjunct professor for Camden County College and Personal Training Advisory Board Member. She has taken the Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) through Jefferson University Hospital for Mindfulness. She has been in the fitness industry for 16 years in medical based fitness. Robyn is the author of Stress Management Exercise Specialist 1st edition, Holistic Stress Management Specialist 1st edition and Holistic Stress Management Consultant 1st edition. 

Robyn created The Stress Management Institute for Health and Fitness Professionals to certify health and fitness professionals to instruct her stress management program (R.E.L.A.X™.). Students learn how to create customized stress management programs using aromatherapy, Mindfulness Meditation, Reflective Meditation, the Mindful Stretch™ class and blending stress management with personal training. By working in the fitness industry, health and fitness professionals have the privilege of helping clients on a daily basis. When you take one of these specialty courses, you become an important part of the healthcare continuum.