wellness

Welcome to Wellness at Senior Action!

Senior Action’s wellness programs will keep you moving, active, and well informed about your health so that you can make healthy decisions for your body and your mind. Whether you have lived a healthy lifestyle and just want to stay active or maybe you have been sedentary and you want to make some different health choices – it’s never too late!

 

How much exercise do I need?

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise each week, preferably 30 minute bouts/5 days; 2-3 days of strength training weekly,  and daily focus on flexibility and balance.  Working toward this goal will reduce your risk of chronic disease and and improve disease management.
  • Aerobic Exercise: Exercise that is continuous, raises the heart rate, increases respiration, uses the large muscles of the body and lasts for at least 10 minutes (brisk walking, jogging, biking, rowing, elliptical, vigorous dance, etc)
  • Strength Training: Exercise that is short in duration focusing on the contraction and extension of major muscles against resistance (dumbbells, weight circuit machines, elastic bands, one’s own body weight, etc)
  • Flexibility: Maintaining and improving a healthy range of motion within the joints and muscles through safe stretching practices.  Aids with recovery from exercise sessions and helps reduce injury.
  • Balance: Focused exercises designed to promote core strength and muscular stability.  These exercises work on engaging muscles that encourage a strong center of gravity and challenge the sensory processing systems of the inner ear, brain and eyes.  Helps significatnly reduce fall risk.

 

How Can I Best Enjoy The Wellness Programming At Senior Action?

  • Register for a fitness center orientation so you know how to safely use the equipment.
  • Lockers are provided for your personal items.
  • Appropriate footwear (sneakers, supportive rubber-soled shoes with closed toes and full foot coverage) is required for exercise classes and use of the fitness center. With the exception of yoga class, no bare feet or open-toe shoes are permitted.
  • Please do not bring food into the fitness center & beverages must be in a container with a lid.
  • Mats & towels are not provided at this time, so please bring your own.
  • For everyone’s safety, no one will be allowed into an exercise class once class has begun
  • Sanitizing wipes are provided. Please wipe equipment thoroughly after each use.
  • Masks may be removed while exercising; otherwise they should be worn at all times.
  • Please refrain from wearing strongly scented perfumes or body products as they may aggravate respiratory conditions.

How do I Get Started?

  • Try an exercise class, and keep trying them until you get the best fit.
  • Register for a Fitness Center Orientation to get familiar with the equipment and guidelines.
  • Create a schedule that includes variety and make exercise a priority.
  • Start slowly, but be consistent. It is better to exercise 15 minutes every day than to exercise one day for an hour!
  • Educate yourself with Senior Action seminars and handouts.
  • Ask the Wellness staff if you have questions.

 

Use this class guide to help you choose a class that’s right for you:

Class Guide