YMCA launches new fitness program


The Harrison Family YMCA has launched a new program called Enhance Fitness.


From Contributed Reports

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Harrison Family YMCA has launched a new evidence-based program called Enhance Fitness.

The program is geared toward older adults of all fitness levels. If one has a chronic condition, such as arthritis, they may be able to gain more strength and independence. One will feel energized physically, mentally and socially and be surrounded by people who care.

Participants move at their most comfortable pace and are never pushed to do more than they can handle. Each class is taught by a certified instructor and focuses on cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility and balance.

The program will include 16-week program sessions, with the first session lasting from Jan. 7 to May 2. Sixteen-week sessions will continue following this session.

Dates will be released before the end of this first session. It will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the YMCA.

Each class will consist of warm-up, movement to fun music, cool-down, strength training and stretching. Instructors also incorporate exercises that improve balance. At the beginning of each session, participants will complete three fitness assessments to establish baselines. Those assessments are repeated at the end of the 16 weeks to measure progress.

The program is free to Harrison Family YMCA Members and $50 for a 16-week session for non-members.

For more information, visit www.harrisonfamilyY.org or contact the Y at 252-972-9622.