According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), exercise and physical activity are some of the best things older adults can do to stay healthy. Even moderate exercise can improve the health of those who are frail or who have age-related diseases. Without physical activity, older people tend to grow weaker in four areas important for staying healthy and independent: strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance.
The NIH Maintains That:
- Increasing strength and endurance make it easier to climb stairs and carry groceries.
- Improving balance helps prevent falls.
- Being more flexible may speed recovery from injuries.
Exercising regularly can also have a positive impact on the immune system, blood pressure, cardiovascular system and it can decrease the risk of heart disease and help with depression or anxiety.
HRC offers Seniors:
- Group Fitness Classes and Personal Training
Yoga / Zumba / Silver Sneakers / Muscular Strength and Range of Motion classes.
Complete fitness and cardiovascular center with personal training available. Group Fitness Schedule
Aqua Variety / Aqua Aerobics / Aqua Volley. Pool temp is 85 degrees year round.
No time restrictions – lane always open for lap swim or water walking. More Info, Aquatics
- Racquetball, Handball and Pickleball
A good game of racquetball puts your muscle groups to work, building strength and endurance.
We offer recreational matches and tournaments. Equipment available at no additional cost. More Info, Racquetball
Pickleball is available Tuesday and Thursdays 2:15-4pm. Drop ins welcome
- Nutritional Coaching
With malnutrition rising in the senior population, it is becoming more and more important for seniors to make themselves aware of the importance of nutrition in their daily lifestyle, but they don’t have to do it alone. Please ask Member Services about our Nutritional Coaching.
Check with your insurance company to see if you qualify for Silver Sneakers or Silver and Fit. If you don’t qualify, we offer a discounted senior rate of $32/month. No usage restrictions. To confirm if your health plan or Medicare Supplement carrier offers one of these plans, visit www.silversneakers.com or www.silverandfit.com.