Enhance Fitness

Across the country, a growing number of Y associations offer Enhance Fitness, an evidence-based group exercise program for older adults that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals (particularly those with arthritis) to stay active throughout their life.

Here are some of the changes our participants have noticed:

  • More energy
  • Better balance
  • Increases in upper body and lower body strength
  • More flexibility and range of motion
  • Better sleep
  • More feelings of happiness
  • Sense of independence
  • In addition to the physical benefits, research has shown that, among older adults who participate in Enhance Fitness, health costs were lowered each year by close to $1,000.

What to Expect:

Enhance fitness is a moderate impact fitness with high impact results. This is a 16 week program and 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.

When:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday • 11:15AM - 12:15PM

Dates:

September 8th - December 20th

Cost:

Free for YMCA members
$40 for community members

For additional information, email our Fitness & Wellness Director at nina.spartaymca@gmail.com.