Mgr. Katerina Machacova, Ph.D.

My name is Katerina Machacova and I am the founder of POHYB PRO ZIVOT and PERMANENTO concept of exercise. My goal is to increase the awareness of the importance of movement for satisfactory life and to offer opportunities to all who want to take active part in own life, its course and ageing.

Movement has always been, is and will be an important part of my life. It is changing its form gradually with respect to current options, status and goals. Functionality has become more important than performance. The biggest inspiration for my work are two our sons. And I mean it literally! Back in 2015, I was amazed by at that time for me new approach to exercise. Since then I have been developing this approach, but I am applying it on myself. I have to admit that I have never felt better!

I have been dealing with physical activity and sport since 1999. I graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport at Charles University in Prague. During my studies, I become aware of the importance of physical activity in later life when it is not about performance but rather independence in everyday activities for as long as possible. I decided to devote more attention to this topic within the postgraduate program which I successfully completed in 2009. I had spent nearly three years at the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where I had been studying the effects of physical activity and functional fitness on various aspects of lives of older adults or persons with physical disabilities. Since 2012, I have been a member of the Centre of Expertise in Longevity and Long-term Care (CELLO) at the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University.

This is my extra load when exercising!!!


Macháčová K., Vaňková H., Holmerová I., Čábelková I., Volicer L. (2018)
Ratings of activities of daily living in nursing home residents: comparison of self- and proxy ratings with actual performance and the impact of cognitive status. European Journal of Ageing; IF 1.177.

Macháčová K., Holmerová I. (2016)
Zkušenosti s hodnocením soběstačnosti: Jak ji vidí křehcí senioři v pokročilém věku a jak jejich pečovatelé. Geri a Gero; 5 (3): 117-121

Machacova K., Vankova H., Veleta P., Volicer L., Holmerova I. (2015)
Dance as prevention of late life functional decline among nursing home residents. JAG; IF 0.923.

Vankova H., Holmerova I., Machacova K., Volicer L., Veleta P., Celko A.M. (2014)
The effect of dance on depressive symptoms in nursing home residents. J Am Med Dir Assoc, 15(8): 582-7; IF 4.781.

Neufeld S., Machacova K., Mossey J., Luborsky M. (2013)
Walking Ability and Its Relationship to Self-Rated Health in Later Life. Clinical Gerontologist, 36(1): 17-32; IF 2,772.

Macháčová, K. (2013)
Problematika hodnocení tělesné způsobilosti u seniorské populace. Geri a Gero; 3(2):131-133.

Machacova, K., Lysack, C., Neufeld, S. (2011)
Self-rated Health Among Patients with Spinal Cord Injury: What Is the Role of Physical Ability? Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 34(3): 265-272; IF 1,102.

Lysack, C., Neufeld, S., Machacova, K. (2010)
Self-rated Health among Spinal Cord Injury Survivors: directions for future research. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 17(12): 588-593.

Holmerova I., Machacova K., Vankova H. et al. (2010)
Effect of the Exercise Dance for Seniors (EXDASE) Program on Lower-Body Functioning Among Institutionalized Older Adults. Journal of Aging and Health. 22(1):106-19; IF 1,448

Macháčová K., Bunc V., Vaňková H., Holmerová I., Veleta P. (2007)
Zkušenosti s hodnocením tělesné zdatnosti u seniorské populace. Česká geriatrická
revue. 5(4): 248-253.


Macháčová K. (2016)
Na pohyb bychom neměli zapomínat, i když zapomínáme
Mezinárodní konference s názvem Stále jsem tady - nefarmakologické přístupy v léčbě Alzheimerovy choroby v Kadani

Macháčová K. (2016)
Hodnocení prostředí s ohledem na soběstačnost
Přednáška v rámci kurzu Kazuistiky geriatrických syndromů ' Česká lékařská komora, Praha

Macháčová K. (2015)
Hodnocení prostředí s ohledem na soběstačnost
Přednáška v rámci kurzu Hodnocení funkčního stavu s ohledem na geriatrické syndromy ' Institut postgraduálního vzdělávání, Praha

Macháčová K. (2011)
Význam pohybu pro tělesné a duševní zdraví člověka
Přednáška pro odborný personál domovů pro seniory ' Domov důchodců - Morava

Machacova K., Bunc V., Adamo D.E. (2010)
The Weighted Sum: A More Accurate Way to Estimate Overall Functional Fitness
Oral presenatation at EGREPA conference ' Prague, Czech Republic

Machacova K., Neufeld S., Luborsky M. (2009)
Staying One Step Ahead of Death: Walking Speed, Mortality and Self-rated Health
Oral presentation at annual GSA conference ' Atlanta, Georgia

Machacova K., Adamo D.E., Bunc V. (2009)
A Novel Approach to Estimate Overall Functional Fitness in Older Adults: A Pilot Study
Poster presentation at annual GSA conference ' Atlanta, Georgia

Machacova K., Bunc V. (October 2008)
Overall Functional Fitness among Older Adults: Application of Structural Equation Model
Poster presentation at the WSU's IOG Fall Poster Session ' Detroit, Michigan

Vankova, H., Machacova, K., Veleta, P., Holmerova, I. (July 2007)
Effect of dance therapy on mobility in inhabitants of residential homes. Healthy and Active Ageing for All Europeans
International associations of gerontology and geriatrics, VI. European Congress ' Saint Petersburg, Russia

Macháčová K. (2007)
Diagnostika tělesné zdatnosti u seniorské populace
Prezentace na konferenci Globální stárnutí - Pražské gerontologické dny ' Fakulta Tělesné Výchovy a Sportu UK, Praha

Macháčová K. (2007)
Motorické testy pro hodnocení tělesné zdatnosti u seniorské populace
Prezentace na Studentské vědecké konferenci ' Fakulta tělesné kultury UP, Olomouc

Macháčová K. (2007)
Vliv pohybové aktivity na duševní zdraví
Prezentace na Studentské vědecké konferenci ' Fakulta sportovních studii MU, Brno

Macháčová K. (2006)
Hodnocení tělesné zdatnosti u seniorské populace
Prezentace na Studentské vědecké konferenci ' Fakulta Tělesné Výchovy a Sportu UK, Praha