Lead the active lifestyle you envisioned.
With life expediencies going up it is a challenge for many independent individuals to not only find the right exercise routine but also a rewarding social network. FitSenior addresses both of these. Designed with the gracefully aging senior in mind, this program consists of twice weekly workouts that focus on helping you get stronger while improving your mobility, the two components of exercise that research supports time and again for individuals in their golden years. All done in a fun, nurturing setting with a handful of like-minded individuals who strive to stay healthy and active while developing a sense of community and building fellowship, another aspect of aging that studies have shown is crucial to overall well-being.
Components of the program include:
Initial comprehensive fitness assessment and functional movement screen
Individual program focus based on assessment and screen findings
Twice weekly small group exercise sessions with a focus on individualization
Day 1-functional strength/mobility training
Day 2-functional stability/balance training
Program fee: $360
Class maximum: six
FitSenior is an eight-week program with a start and end date.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why does FitSenior focus on strength training when I thought cardiovascular exercise is better for you as you age?
It is a common misconception that as we get older we should gravitate more towards aerobic exercise (walking, elliptical, recumbent bicycle, etc.) in lieu of resistance exercise. This is not supported by research. For many reasons it is vital to include cardiovascular exercise in your routine but this should be in addition to strength training. Repeated peer-reviewed studies have clearly shown that strength training helps, not hurts, in the therapy of osteoarthritic conditions, not to mention the myriad of other benefits associated with regular resistance exercise.
What if I’ve been diagnosed with an arthritic condition or currently have an ache or pain?
Sadly, being told you have arthritis in your knee, hip, spine, or other area, is often a stepping stone to further inactivity, especially if you’ve been advised by a medical professional to “take it easy”. This creates a downward spiral where more inactivity leads to more degenerative changes. Joints and tissues need movement to support them. Even if that movement hurts a little. Your FitSenior coach will discuss your health history prior to developing a program that will help you not only move better but ultimately feel better!
What happens after I have completed the eight-week FitSenior program?
What exactly is “functional training” and how does it differ from the exercise machines I’ve familiar with?
The term functional training means performing exercises that are essential to allowing the maintenance of real-life activities. Too many workout routines involve movements that very few people can pull off with proper technique or without hurting themselves (think pushups or burpees), or on the other end, are too basic to provide any real significant benefit (think arm curls or standing marches). This is especially the case when machines are used as the primary means of providing resistance, where all you do is push or pull and the machine does the rest of the work, with no stability or balance on your part required. Functional training incorporates all of these critical aspects of movement to allow you to remain as active as you’d like.
How often does the FitSenior program meet and how long does it go for?
Based on the guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services at least twice a week of strength training of all major muscles groups is recommended. The FitSenior program follows these guidelines to help you develop the necessary minimal amount of resistance exercise. This is done in a small group setting where a sense of community and camaraderie is encouraged and emphasized. The program has specifically been chosen to last for eight weeks, the minimal amount of time required to instill and learn the foundational movement patterns.