Older AdultĀ Certified Fitness

55+ Fitness

Fitness for life for all interest levels that is non-competitive and non-intimidating. With a referral by your doctor, you can take part in medically supervised exercise programs that will help maintain functional fitness. Sessions are facilitated by trained and certified older adult fitness instructors that focus on conditions such as:

  • diabetes
  • osteoarthritis
  • osteoporosis arthritis
  • cardiovascular disease
  • chronic painĀ 
  • memory difficulties
  • stroke

Yes, you can exercise if you have a medical condition. In fact, you will want to maintain a level of fitness necessary for you to continue to do your activities of daily living from personal care, household chores to social and leisure activities. The components of functional fitness will address cardiorespiratory endurance, anaerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, balance, coordination and body composition.

What will you gain?

Flexibility – the range of motion around a joint needed for activities such as reaching for something on a top shelf;

Balance – the ability to adjust the body as required to maintain stability and avoid falling;

Coordination – the ability to sequence motor skills and execute movement efficiently, for complex skills such as knitting or dancing;

Body Composition – to maintain appropriate body weight by combining regular activity and proper nutrition necessary to maintain muscle mass and reduce excess fat.

Older Adults should accumulate 30 minutes or more of moderate intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days of the week.

Please talk to your doctor before starting any type of exercise program and call us for program dates and times.