EnhanceFitness is an exercise program for seniors that offers low-cost fitness classes taught by certified fitness instructors. The one-hour classes meet three times per week in ongoing, five-week sessions. The classes include strength training with wrist and ankle weights, as well as aerobics, stretching, and balancing exercises. The program is designed to be safe and effective for seniors with a wide range of physical abilities. Studies have shown a marked improvement in participants' physical and social functioning, as well as a decline in areas such as pain, fatigue, and depression. The program is designed to be safe for physically unfit seniors, including the “near frail,” yet still challenging for more active seniors.
If interested in becoming a leader for Enhance Fitness contact Susan Snyder, Senior Services, Seattle, WA (206) 727-6297
EnhanceFitness is a low-cost, supervised exercise class for older adults age 50+. It is designed to be safe and effective for seniors with a wide range of physical abilities and can transition to a self-maintained home program.
The program includes:
- strength training
- balance exercises
Classes are held for 1 hour three times a week.
Fee varies by host site