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Seeland Park Offers Free Fitness Classes in Recognition of Active Aging Week

September 13, 2017

Initiated in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA), Active Aging Week takes place each year during the last week of September. This year’s theme is “Ignite Your Passion.” The objective of the annual health-promotion event is to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience wellness activities and exercise in a safe and supportive environment. It also promotes the benefits of healthier and more active lifestyles across the life span.

In recognition of Active Aging Week, Seeland Park will be offering FREE fitness classes to those over age 55. Staying Healthy, Active, Positive and Energetic (S.H.A.P.E.) is a wellness program on the Seeland Park campus specifically designed for individuals aged 55+ who wish to increase their flexibility, balance, cardiovascular endurance, strength and coordination.The group exercise classes offer participants a consistent exercise schedule and a safe and effectively designed workout in a fun and social environment. 

Various class options will be available each day of the week so attendees can choose which class(es) best meet their fitness level. Classes will be held in the Hawn Center on Orchard Drive on the following days and times:  

  • September 25 at 11 AM: Shape 2 – a 45-minute moderate intensity level class
  • September 26 at 9:30 AM: Shape 3 – a 30-minute seated low intensity class
  • September 27 at 11:30 AM: Better Balance – a 30-minute “no falls approach” to balance
  • September 28 at 10:15 AM: Line Dancing – a 45-minute high energy class
  • September 29 at 8:30 AM: Shape 1 – a 45-minute moderate to high intensity level class
  • September 29 at 9:30 AM: Chair Yoga – a 30-minute seated class for any fitness level

“It’s a great time to come try out classes,” says Julie Klein, Fitness Specialist for St. Francis Manor and Seeland Park, “and then if you’d like to join us on a monthly basis, classes are open to the public for a $25 monthly membership fee. Group exercise classes engage participants physically, mentally and socially, which are three components of wellness that are crucial in maintaining independence as individuals age."

To reserve a spot at any or all of the FREE classes, call Fitness Specialist Julie Klein at 641-269-5424. For more information about S.H.A.P.E. Fitness at Seeland Park, visit our page on our website

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