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Older adult fitness classes begin soon!

Hello All,

Linda here, with some exciting news from our Older Adult Fitness program: the Department of Recreation and Wellness is teaming up with Healthways SilverSneackers® Fitness program to bring you the second session of 8- week fitness classes. The session runs from March 13th through May 5th. These classes are specially designed with older adults in mind.

The first class, Water Exercise Training (WET), is a therapeutic aquatics program. WET has a positive effect on cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and joint flexibility. All this is set in a social atmosphere, so grab your swimsuit and come on in, the water is just right.

The second class in the session is Gentle Chair Yoga. This class caters to those who have difficulty sitting on the floor, have injuries, or are interested in a more modified practice. Gentle Chair Yoga teaches you breathing exercises and different meditation styles. Grab a chair and join us.

Along with these classes, bring a friend for a game of Pickleball or a walk around the track at the Perry Field House.

Classes are open to everyone, but SilverSneakers members can take advantage of all these activities at no charge!

Exercise has many health benefits, besides improving physical strength and fitness, it can help manage and improve diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis. It can also help improve feelings of depression and prevent health problems that come with age.

For more information, class times, or registration information: Older Adult Fitness


Get Up and Get Out with the Outdoor Program

Hello All,

My name is Linda and this is my first blog for the Department of Recreation and Wellness. The Outdoor Program has a lot of awesome trips planned out for Spring 2017. First off this semester, a Survival Skills Workshop. The Outdoor Program staff are not going to show you how to fight off a bear, but you can learn some useful tips and tricks for functioning effectively on outdoor hiking or camping trips.

The workshop takes place Thursday, January 26 from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall and is only $5. Deadline to register is Friday,  January 20. Check out the Trips page for more information on this and other scheduled outings.

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