As we age, it’s critical to maintain balance, strength and flexibility in order to maintain daily function and prevent injury. The Wellness Plus Program addresses the unique needs of all seniors under the watchful eyes of our trained staff.
Your first step to wellness is a professional screening with your Physical Therapist, who assesses your needs and designs a customized program just for you.
This is not a case of “one size fits all.” Every person begins The Wellness Program at a different point in their journey. We help you set manageable goals so that, over time, you become stronger, leaner and more flexible.
Variety of Activities:
Through The Wellness Program, you’ll work with our Senior Strength Trainer 2-3 times a week. Each session lasts 30-45 minutes.
Depending on your needs, The Wellness Program may involve:
• Resistive Bands
• Ankle weights
• Hand weights
• Stationary Bike/Treadmill
• Stretching/Flexibility Exercises
• Balance Activities
• Pneumatic Resistive Exercise Equipment
• Theraball Activities
Circuit Training: A fun, fast-paced exercise class set to music. Participants rotate between upper and lower body exercises for one minute intervals. An instructor will help guide you through each class. Designed to “go at your own pace”, so appropriate for all levels.
Flexercise: This group class is a great way to stretch and strengthen all the muscles in your body from head to toe. Most exercises are in the seated position and use stretch bands and other equipment provided to you. The instructor can help you modify the program to meet your needs.
Tai Chi: Tai chi is a centuries-old Chinese martial are that descends from qigong, an ancient Chinese discipline that has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. According to some records, tai-chi dates back as far as 2,500 years! It involves a series of slow, rhythmic and meditative body movements designed to enhance relaxation, inner calm, and peace.
Yoga: Yoga is a gentle exercise with slow and smooth movements. The focus is on holding the poses and integrating your breathing into the movement. This class is a great way to stretch, work your muscles, get in touch with your body, relax, and decrease stress.