It’s getting close to crunch time. You don’t want to be one of those last-minute shoppers looking for socks or staring at the perfume rack for the hundredth time. Instead, I have a much better solution. The i.e. Fitness Seniors Fitness Classes have proven time and again to be the best gift for your hard-to-buy-for parents this holiday season.
Aside from the obvious health reasons, what are the other no-brainers on why the Seniors Fitness Classes at i.e. Fitness should be at the top of your list? I’m glad you asked!
1. The Amazing Community
Some people have the barbershop. Others have the coffee shop. And then there’s the gym. In all of the years we’ve been coaching and training in the fitness industry, no segment of the population enjoys their time more at the gym than older adults. The folks that come to i.e. Fitness’ Seniors fitness classes are a joy to be around and are incredibly welcoming, kind and entertaining. Laughs abound and friendships are quickly made during the 45-minute classes.
2. Mental Health
We’d all like to avoid a repeat of Aunt Bethany at the dinner table. Studies have shown that exercise improves overall confidence and independence while hopefully helping avoid ‘I Pledge Allegiance’ fiascos too. Exercise has proven to be an excellent stress reliever that also helps with sleep, reduces anxiety and improves cognitive functions like the health of brain cells and the growth of new blood vessels.
3. Getting Out of the House
Everyone needs a routine! There are plenty of examples of older adults who had high-level jobs and bustling lives that aren’t really sure what to do once they retire. Many of our older clients say that their days are built around our exercise classes and it gets them going in the morning. By making exercise part of your to-do list, more activities may soon follow as confidence soars.
4. Reduced Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack
OK – the next two are all about the actual physical benefits of a Seniors fitness class. This may be stating the obvious here, but regular exercise provides the basis for a healthier you. Chronic hypertension increases your risk of heart problems, diabetes and stroke thus potentially shortening your life. Exercise provides the basis for good heart health and the framework of a healthy lifestyle.
5. Get Stronger and Lose Weight!
Age is just a number! No matter your age or ability level, strength training can vastly improve your bone density, heart health, flexibility, mobility and posture while helping you lose weight. Our Seniors fitness classes are rooted around safe functional movements based on your ability level. Each workout is appropriately challenging that includes a mixture of weight training; bodyweight, balance and mobility movements along with cardiovascular exercises. Clients have seen strength gains, weight loss, increased cardiovascular performance along with balance and posture improvements. Add all of that up and the long-term health benefits from the Seniors fitness classes are well worth the time and monetary investment.
The moral of the story is don’t pick up another wine basket or fruit cake. Do your parents a favor and buy them a month of Seniors fitness classes at i.e. Fitness. For more information, visit our website today.