Whether you are new to Cornerstone Clubs or a seasoned veteran, our general expectations for an exercise program are virtually the same. Seniors, like everyone else, want to get the most out of their exercise time. Older exercisers want a program and/or class to provide an opportunity for movement that will be safe, effective, purposeful, and enhance the quality of life. Think about it. A good senior fitness will not only help you get stronger and healthier, but it will also help you maintain your independence as you age. Continue reading Best Moves for Senior Fitness!
If you had to make a mental picture of an older person who had aged well, what would they look like? Healthy? Of course! Accomplished and successful? Probably. Interesting and knowledgeable? More than likely. Aging successfully is our topic today.
Let me being by telling you about a lady who is my “successful aging” role model. Her name was Ellie. Continue reading Senior Fitness: The Art of Aging Successfully
You’ve heard it once or twice before….Drink. More. Water. Drinking water is one of the most important aspects of staying healthy, especially for seniors. Personal Trainers provide regular reminders during senior fitness sessions, water fountains are available everywhere, Group Exercise Instructors include water breaks in EVERY class, fancy water bottles are sold in practically every store you step foot into, and health care providers often ask if we are drinking enough water during the day. But why does this seem like an insurmountable task at times and how do we really know if we are getting enough? Since dehydration can be a serious problem for seniors, I reached out to our Cornerstone Wellness Coaches for the answers. Continue reading Senior Fitness: Why Chances of Dehydration Increase As You Age
At Cornerstone Clubs, we set a foundation for your overall health and fitness by providing services geared to enhance the mind, body, and spirit. The goal of this whole-person wellness approach is to assist you in creating a balanced lifestyle, combining fitness, nutrition, continuing education, and socialization. But what happens to those concepts when our mind, body, and spirit centers are off kilter? Continue reading Medical Massage and More: Modalities for Senior Health & Wellness
Our oldest Cornerstone members (seniors) and youngest (summer campers) participate in our Young & Young at Heart classes – a series of generational events that brings them together for active fun and benefits all. Photos by Adrianna Parsons Photography.
Let me guess, it probably isn’t what motivated you in your 20s and 30s! And quite possibly you didn’t even actively exercise during those years where we were all busy with jobs, life and kids! I know I always found it hard to make the time back then. Plus, I always felt strong and healthy and was constantly on the move. But as we get older, life changes, priorities shift and our needs are different. So, what now? What keeps us motivated to exercise rather than taking the easy path straight to the recliner? How do YOU stay active you age? Continue reading Beyond Senior Fitness Classes – What Motivates You to Stay Active As You Age?