It’s time to live golden and get toned! As we age, our muscle mass decreases. Low to moderate intensity strength training exercises are essential to prevent a dramatic reduction in muscle mass, muscle strength, atrophy, and sarcopenia (loss of skeletal muscle mass). Muscle, an essential contributor to our balance and bone strength, is what keeps us strong. RC Fitnez offers a variety of programs, classes, and services in the areas of fitness and lifestyle education to help keep you strong, informed, and healthy. Our expertly trained senior fitness instructors can help you maintain optimal health and vitality. Let’s Stay Fit Now so we can Be Fit for All of our Tomorrows.
Zumba Gold is a lower-intensity version of the typical Zumba class and is designed to provide a suitable option for older adults seeking alternative means of reaching their exercise goals. Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves. The class is designed to be approachable by all populations, regardless of fitness level and can be done sitting or standing.
Zumba Gold Toning
Zumba® Gold Toning perfect for the active older adults who want to focus on muscle conditioning and light weight activity. Zumba® Gold-Toning blends the Zumba® party you love at a slower pace with a redefining total body workout using Zumba® Toning Sticks or light weights to shake up those muscles!
Silver Sneakers® fitness program is designed to improve strength, range of movement and performance activities through weight training, aerobics and group exercise classes for the active older adult.
Senior Cardio-Robics is choreographed using low-impact movements that focus specifically on building cardio endurance. Cardio-robics is dance and toning in and around the chair! How many chair jacks can you do? Need some inner thigh, core and glute work? This workout is designed to work your muscles from head to toe so that you become stronger and more balanced. We do seated rows, tummy twists, leg extensions and more. So, grab your chair, your light weights (optional), your towel and your water and let’s get ready to get fit in and around the chair.
Chair Yoga for seniors is a gentle form of yoga that can be done while sitting. Some poses can also be done standing using a chair for support. Chair yoga can improve your flexibility, concentration and strength, while boosting your mood, and reducing stress and joint strain.
Frequently Asked Questions for Seniors
How much should a senior exercise?
Seniors age 65 and older should get at least 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic exercise (such as brisk walking) every week. That averages out to about 30 minutes on most days of the week. Or you should get 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous exercise (such as jogging) each week.
Seniors that exercise regularly are less likely to depend on others. Regular exercise promotes an older adult’s ability to walk, bathe, cook, eat, dress, and use the restroom. If self-reliance is a priority, exercise is one of the best ways to maintain independence for older adults.
Can I buy a day pass?
Yes. If you’d just like to try a class or two then the drop in class is just for you.
Are there good exercises for seniors?
Exercise is crucial for older adults, but it can be hard to know where to begin. Before you launch into an exercise regimen, it’s important to check with a physician to ensure you’re healthy enough for exercise, and to see which exercises are ideal for your current fitness level. Here are a few great exercises: Aqua Aerobics, Chair Yoga, Walking, Body Weight workouts, Dumbbell Strength Training.
Is it too late to start exercising?
It’s never too late to start working out: Taking up exercise at 60 still cuts the risk of an early death. It’s never too late to take up exercise to shed some unwanted weight and live longer. Remember, it’s important to check with a physician to ensure you’re healthy enough for exercise and to see which exercises are ideal for your current fitness level.