Fit After 50

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Every Tuesday and Thursday beginning October 11, 2016 9:00 AM

Fit After 50

The Fit after 50 evidence based exercise program emphasis is on improving strength, balance and mobility using stretching, upper and lower body resistance and core exercises to prolong independence, prevent falls, and prevent or decrease the effects of chronic illnesses. The program has been in existence for almost 10 years with classes throughout Riverside County.

The classes are unique in their design, location and focus. Curriculum was developed in cooperation with the California State University, Fullerton, to address the health issues of older adults. The pace and music is suited to older adults and the classes are offered in areas frequented by older adults Trainers receive focused training on issues facing older adults: functionality, balance, mobility and flexibility with sensitivity to joint replacement, arthritis, and balance limitations.

The program uses resistance cords with graduated resistance levels to build muscle tissue and strength. Specific balance exercises help to improve balance and stretching of the upper and lower body for flexibility and mobility incorporating proper abdominal breathing exercises. In addition to improved balance and flexibility, older adults benefit by living more active, healthier lives. A growing body of research points to mental and physical health through exercise, including lower injury and mortality rates, decreased rates of depression and fewer physical limitations.