Here are some of the changes our participants have noticed:
In addition to the physical benefits, research has shown that, among older adults who participate in this program, health costs were lowered each year by close to $1,000 and 9 out of 10 people stay with the program. In addition, 99 percent say they would recommend the program to a friend.
Each class session includes cardiovascular, strength training, balance and flexibility exercises and the fostering of strong social relationships between participants. Enhance®Fitness is geared toward older adults. Those with a chronic condition, such as arthritis, need not worry; they will never have to do anything that hurts. Participants can use chairs for support, if necessary, and increase the weight they use for strength training at their own pace.
This program is offered at the C.M. Gatton Beaumont YMCA on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-2 p.m. Registration before starting this program is also required. Contact at Nikki Hartley for more information.