Silver Sneakers Fitness Classes
Now offered at the Newport 60+ Activity Center
Beginning in July, the Newport 60+ Activity Center will be offering two SilverSneakers wellness programs designed specifically for older adults.
One in five people 65 or older are eligible for SilverSneakers. The SilverSneakers benefit allows its members access to more than 11,000 fitness centers, generally at no additional cost. Check to see if you’re eligible for SilverSneakers. You could start using the program today!
Find out if your health plan offers the award-winning program. If you are eligible for Medicare or are a group retiree these plans currently offer coverage in Oregon.
AARP MedicareComplete® by UnitedHealthcare, Humana, Providence Health Plan,Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.
If you’re a group retiree, or part of a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement Health plan, you may already have a SilverSneakers membership. This active adult wellness program is offered to many Medicare plans across the nation. Can’t find your health plan? Call your health plan’s customer service number and ask. Looking for more information on well-being? Visit Healthways FIT to seek expert advice on nutrition, fitness and stress management; watch exercise videos; and much more.
SilverSneakers Classic: Tuesdays at 10:00 am / Thursdays at 11:00am
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.
SilverSneakers Circuit: Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 pm.
Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is used for standing support, stretching and relaxation exercises.
Goals of the classes are to improve overall fitness, promote health education, especially as it relates to health status issues, and encourage social interaction in a group setting. The focus of the classes is to increase muscular strength and endurance and range of motion, resulting in functional improvements in posture, balance, weight transfer activities, coordination, agility and body awareness. Your instructors will receive training and follow-through offered by no other organization in the country. Older-adult instructor training courses, evaluations, continual feedback, and continuing education in older-adult fitness are standard in the curriculum. The overall class objectives are to minimize age-related physical deterioration, improve health-related and skill-related physical fitness components to increase functional activities for daily living, and increase a person’s sense of well-being in a group exercise setting.
Both programs will be held in the downstairs Wellness Studio at the 60+ Center, located at 20 SE 2nd Street in Newport. For more information, call 541-265-9617.