South Park seniors shape up |

South Park seniors shape up

On Feb. 1, many South Park Seniors were able to sweat it out at the South Park Recreation Center in Fairplay for free. After several months of planning, the recreation center is recognizing the unique needs of the older community by partnering with Healthways SilverSneakers fitness program. The recreation center is now able to offer older adults a way to increase their physical activity while motivating them to remain active. SilverSneakers is an exercise program designed exclusively for older adults and is available at little or no additional cost to eligible Medicare health plan and group retiree members.

The SilverSneakers program offers a blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle direction and social opportunities that will help individuals take greater control of their health and maintain an active, independent lifestyle.

“We are very excited to offer this program at the South Park Recreation Center,” said a SilverSneakers representative. “Research points to the significant health benefits of regular exercise for seniors. SilverSneakers will also offer them a great way to meet new friends and have fun.”

Eligible members receive access to a variety of participating locations throughout the country through the SilverSneakers network. The South Park Recreation Center is the first club to be awarded SilverSneakers status in Park County, and offers many amenities such as a fully equipped weight room, and beach entry pool with lap lanes. Starting March 15, the SilverSneakers Fitness Program classes will also be offered. They are designed specifically for older adults and taught by certified instructors.

To find out if you are eligible for SilverSneakers®, contact your health plan or stop by the South Park Recreation Center. For more information regarding the SilverSneakers Fitness Program visit, or call (888)423-4632.

The South Park Recreation Center is also now offering spin classes taught by certified instructor Megan Lindberg and zumba circuit classes taught by certified instructors Aimee Sanborn and Wendy Bradshaw.

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