According to experts, the best way to prevent health problems and stay independent as we get older is to engage in weekly exercise and strength training. Country Meadows offers a robust program for senior fitness in Wyomissing, PA. Our on-campus fitness programs provide one-on-one personal training, weight training and group classes provided by our professional fitness staff.
Senior fitness in Wyomissing, PA is available in classes offered at Country Meadows targeting individuals with common aging challenges. These include:
Think, Move and Improve
This fitness class features strategies to benefit individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders by incorporating cognitive challenges with physical tasks and placing emphasis on large movements, vocal projection and facial expression. Think, Move and Improve is a program developed by Country Meadows’ fitness team and benefits senior fitness in Wyomissing, PA.
This class is designed to help participants maintain muscle mass, bone density and functional strength through resistance exercises targeting major muscle groups.
Energy and Endurance
This aerobic exercise class boosts stamina and energizes the body and brain.
BAM! Balance, Agility, Mobility
BAM shares exercises to target balance and agility to keep individuals on the go and help reduce the risk of falls.
Nurture the spirit, calm the mind and restore the body with Tai Chi, Yoga and restorative stretching.
Country Meadows is proud to act as a host site for this nationally-recognized exercise and wellness program. SilverSneakers helps people over the age of 65, whether residents or those living in the community-at-large, to help them get active, get fit and get connected with others. Plus, our team is certified in the “Fall Prevention” program to offer balance strategies and tips.
Creativity and senior fitness in Wyomissing, PA
SIn addition to the above-scheduled programs, our fitness team provides impromptu opportunities for fitness disguised as fun.
Senior fitness went to the birds when Country Meadows Wyomissing residents focused on falls prevention while working on balance, like a flamingo, and agility in fitness classes on Flamingo Day!
Challenges are a great motivating factor to drive senior fitness. At Country Meadows in Wyomissing, PA, Vi Schultz, director of fitness, challenged her residents to log the most miles biked. “I rode my bike to work most days as they rode the stationary bikes. We made a deal; if they log more miles, collectively, than I, I would throw a party to celebrate. I’m proud to say residents won that party as they logged more than 220 miles in just one month!” she says, adding, “Their support, encouragement and commitment were a great reason to celebrate. I rode for them, and they rode for me. Now that’s teamwork!”
Everyone got into the spirit on International Dance Day. Country Meadows’ co-workers surprised residents with flash mobs throughout the campus to pump them up for the evening’s special dance to encourage senior fitness.
Not many people connect senior fitness with Valentine’s Day. But Country Meadows celebrates couples by sharing some sweet advice on what keeps their relationships going strong for more than 60 or even 70 years! Team work makes the dream work.
The National Institute on Aging shares these tips on safe ways older adults can get started on their journey to senior fitness.
Schultz enjoys encouraging senior fitness, and says, “I am so fortunate to get to do what I love thanks to the support, encouragement and opportunities from Country Meadows. I really want families and current/future co-workers to know that ‘Life is good at Country Meadows!'”
We invite you to come check out the many opportunities for senior fitness in Wyomissing, PA, and at all Country Meadows Retirement Communities. There are nine campuses in Pennsylvania and one in Frederick, Maryland. Please contact our team for more information about how we can support you or a loved one. Our co-workers are always available to help!