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.