As we get older, there are several factors that can get in the way of maintaining an exercise routine. Aches, pains, fear of injury, or just being too tired are all common problems we hear.
However, as the old adage goes, “a body in motion stays in motion.” The more you move, the more active, alert, and awake you feel each day!
CareLink’s staff works to keep group exercise engaging, offering classes with variety that keep you coming back for more.
How Can Group Fitness Classes Help Me?
Most of our members come to the fitness center solely for our group classes. If you are not already in an established exercise routine, you may feel uncomfortable joining a gym. With the different types of equipment to choose from, along with uncertainties with your specific medical conditions, you may be hesitant to join a gym at all.
However, since CareLink Fitness & Wellness Center is built just for adults over the age of 50, we are able to create workouts that are approachable and doable. Our group fitness classes offer variety and guidance, giving you something new to try with every visit to the gym.
One of the most important factors of group fitness is the sense of community you feel with us. Not only does group exercise hold you accountable, but it also allows you to meet new people and develop friendships. As older people retire and get older, their circles of friends and relationships can dwindle. Group fitness gives the opportunity to expand your networks, stay connected, and socialize in a fun, safe environment.
Whether you are looking for specific muscle or cardio training, or if you simply want to have a class that calms and centers you, CareLink’s Fitness and Wellness Center has an array of classes that meet many health and fitness needs.
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CareLink Fitness & Wellness Center Group Fitness Classes
Depending upon your age, health needs, and interests, you may have an idea of what classes you may like at the center. Below, we have outlined some of our most popular classes, with descriptions of what you can expect at each!
Zumba® is a program that fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one of a kind fitness program that will blow you away.
Silver Sneakers Classic
A variety of exercises designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a Silver Sneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated exercise and standing support. The class can be adapted by the student depending on their fitness level and abilities. It is suitable for beginning to intermediate skill levels.
Silver Sneakers Circuit
Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a Silver Sneakers ball is alternated with low-impact aerobics choreography. A chair is used for standing support, stretching and relaxation exercises.
Silver Sneakers Yoga
Chair support is offered so you can perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. This class is suitable for nearly every fitness levels.
Move with Balance
Easy-to-follow exercises are scientifically proven to help increase coordination, sharpen cognitive skills, improve vision, and enhance self-confidence.
Medical authorities agree that suitable exercise for people with arthritis should incorporate components that can improve muscular strength, flexibility, and fitness. Increased muscular strength supports and protects joints, which will reduce pain. Flexibility exercises also help to reduce pain and stiffness, thus improving mobility. Stamina or fitness is important for overall health and proper function of your heart, lungs and muscles.
It is the branch of yoga which concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Hatha yoga uses bodily postures, breathing techniques, and meditation with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind.
Dance, Cardio, and Strength
This class has Dance, Cardio, and Strength training all in one. Adjust your intensity to your individual fitness level. All levels welcome.
Water Aerobics Classes
Not only does the center offer fitness classes in our studios, but we also offer classes in our indoor pool! Visit our water aerobics pageto learn more about the classes we provide and how aquatic exercise can help you.
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Ready to learn more about our gym and become a member today? Visit our membership page to learn more about cost, discounts, and the benefits of joining us today.
If you want to learn more about our fitness classes or have suggestions for classes and how we can improve, give us a call at 501-372-5300.