Fitness Tests at the Newport 60+ Activity Center
The Newport 60+ Activity Center will be offering free fitness evaluations on Thursday, January 9th. There will be 2 sessions to choose from: 1) 10:00 – 11:00 am or, 2) 1:001 – 2:00 pm.
The 7 individual tests are simple, will take approximately 45-minutes to complete. The tests are and are easy to measure upper and lower body strength, flexibility, agility and balance. These evidence-based tests were designed by Roberta E. Rikli and C. Jessie Jones, PhD’s through California State University, Fullerton. Test results will be compared to national study data and will help individuals create a personal baseline for their fitness level.
Data from the national study indicated that those who were physically active (participated in physical exercise equivalent to at least 30 minutes of brisk walking at least three times a week) scored much better on all test items than did inactive or low-active individuals. In fact, the study provided evidence suggesting that at least half of the usual decline associated with aging might be prevented through regular exercise, or, put another way, that sedentary older people experience twice the amount of physical decline as their more active counterparts.
Come to the 60+ Center on January 9, discover your personal fitness level, and get started on the path to a healthier you in the New Year! It is advised to have a medical clearance form prior to testing.
To register, go online to www.newportoregon.gov/sc and click on the dark blue banner “Browse the catalog and register”. In the catalog, you may view a listing of additional trips, hikes, events, classes, and educational presentations. For additional information, call the office at 541-265-9617, or stop by at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport. OR.
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