Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter


Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter

Betty Perkins-Carpenter, Ph.D., president of Senior Fitness Productions, Inc., has made a life-long career of teaching people of all ages to be swimmers and divers, to be physically fit, and to be safe and secure in their activities of daily living.

A former diving coach in the 1976 Olympics, she has coached men's and women's diving teams on the high school, college level and international level. She is the Founder and President of Senior Fitness Inc., the popular Perkins Swim Club, Inc., and the internationally well-known fitness program for pre-schoolers, Fit by Five, Inc.

Dr. Perkins-Carpenter served on the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and was a speaker at the White House Conference on Aging. She has appeared on national broadcast outlets and in publications as an acknowledged expert in fitness for senior citizens. She is acknowledged as America's Ambassador to Senior Fitness.

She is the author of many articles and books, including the popular How To Prevent Falls: Better Balance, Independence and Energy in 6 Simple Steps and the Stretching in Bed Guide.

She has taught at the University of Rochester, St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY and remains active as a consultant, lecturer, teacher and advocate on issues related to fitness and balance training for senior citizens.

The family of Betty Perkins-Carpenter would like to share that she passed away peacefully the end of May, 2018. She was an Entrepreneur, coach, teacher, visionary and an amazing human being. We are happy to announce that her daughter, Cheryl Perkins-Orefice, who has worked with Betty for over 20 years and has been teaching and training others Betty’s methods, will continue on with her work.