Staying Fit with Silver Sneakers
At Cool Springs, we know that staying fit and playing hard is important at all ages, which is why we offer programming for all ages and interests. Our SilverSneakers classes are one of our most popular programs during the week. And for good reason! Founded more than 20 years ago, SilverSneakers began with the simple goal of making it easier for seniors to stay active. The program focuses on providing fitness classes designed to be fun, low-impact, and easily adaptable to account for all levels of physical ability and range of motion.
If you’ve never been to a SilverSneakers class, we can guarantee it’s the most fun way to stay fit (just look at the video, how can it not be?) and the participants’ loyalty speaks volumes. Over 90% of SilverSneakers participants nationwide give the program consistently high ratings. Still on the fence? Check out some of the awesome benefits that come from taking these classes!
Regular physical activity is important at any stage in life. For seniors specifically, the benefits can include a number of positive outcomes, including:
- Decreased fall risk
- Improved stamina and muscle strength
- Reduced pain and joint swelling
- Reduced blood pressure in cases of hypertension
- Improved heart health and decreased odds of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes
SilverSneakers works by simplifying the idea of a workout. Instead of using complex machinery or trendy complicated routines, SilverSneakers focuses on the basics to give an easy, comprehensive workout that can be adapted for any level of ability.
Beyond the numerous physical benefits of participating in SilverSneakers, there are endless social, mental, and emotional perks to joining these classes. Classes are conducted in a group setting which engages participants and encourages a great deal of comradery and interaction. Exercise is also proven to boost your overall mood and help with depression and anxiety in at any age. By signing up for a SilverSneakers class, you’re signing up for more than just a fitness class—you’re joining a community!
SilverSneakers classes at Cool Springs are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and SilverSneakers Yoga is offered on Tuesdays. All classes run from 10:00am-10:45am. To find out more about joining this awesome program, give us a call at 412-881-8500 today!