If you think that fitness classes are only for the young and athletic, think again. Exercise comes in many different forms, and it is important for everyone, including seniors, to stay active. Exercising is good for both your physical and mental health and can even be fun.
Fitness is very important at Summer’s Landing. We offer many different kinds of classes that appeal to everyone. We make sure that our residents are closely monitored during classes to avoid any injuries and to make sure you are benefiting from the class. Learn more about what we offer by contacting us at 850.265.9829.
Types of Fitness Classes for Seniors
Just because you are aging does not mean that you can’t or shouldn’t take some sort of fitness class. The great part of fitness classes in an assisted living home is that the instructors can help make any modifications that you might need, and won’t push you past your limit. Senior classes should be both fun and healthy. There are many options to choose from depending on what your interests are.
You may have always been interested in yoga, but now that you are older, it is harder to do floor exercises. Chair yoga is the same as regular yoga, but instead of working on the floor, you do the moves on a chair. This is especially helpful for people who have limited mobility.
Water aerobics is a fun way to exercise in the pool without having to swim laps. On top of being good for cardio, it can also be good for people with joint issues, as it requires less pressure on your legs.
Zumba is a great option if you are looking for something a little more challenging and a little more exciting. Zumba requires a lot of movement, but you get to learn new dance moves and work out to fun, upbeat music. Zumba is another good cardio workout.
Pilates is similar to yoga, but instead of holding poses, pilates makes you take those moves to the next level and is slightly faster moving. Like yoga, the moves in Pilates can be modified to make sure that you do not hurt yourself. It is great for strength and cardio.
If you are looking for something that has less cardio and more strength, then weights are a good option. A weights class can be completely tailored to you, as you are able to lift as little or much as you are able to. This is a good way to strengthen or maintain muscle.
Benefits of Fitness Classes for Seniors
There are many benefits of exercising as a senior. Of course, it keeps you healthy. Fitness is good for your heart, muscles, and stamina. Exercising can also:
- Increase mental health
- Keep you energized
- Provide entertainment
Exercise is not only good for physical health. Fitness classes are great for mental health. Working out produces endorphins, which make you happy. These classes also give you a chance to meet and socialize with other people in your community while taking care of yourself.
Stay Fit at Summer’s Landing
No matter how much or how little you are able to do, Summer’s Landing can help you find a fitness class that suits you. Your health is one of our top priorities, and we can help to keep you active.
You will be able to work with a trainer to make sure that you remain safe and avoid any injuries. You can move forward at your own pace and in your own time. To learn more about all of our programs, contact us at 850.265.9829.