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August 21, 2002

New fitness class targets "health-challenged" seniors

California State University, Sacramento's Life Center is offering a new wellness class for seniors with physical and medical challenges. "Fitness for Life" is designed for people over 50 with such health issues as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, Parkinson's disease, stroke, heart problems or muscle weakness from lack of exercise.

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the University's Julia Morgan House and Gardens, 3731 T St., beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3. A required pre-class health assessment will be given Thursday, Aug. 29 at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $45 per month and a medical history and physician's release are also required.

The class will include strength-training and stretching exercises as well as balance training using fun, safe movements. Many of the exercises will be done from a seated position and participants will be encouraged to exercise at their own pace. Deep breathing and relaxation techniques will also be taught.
The class will be taught by Janice Graham-Welsh, a registered nurse and fitness instructor.

For additional information or to enroll, call the Life Center at (916) 227-5518. Media assistance is available by calling the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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