Seniors who've made improved physical fitness their New Year's resolution are urged to visit the Aging Partners Health and Fitness Center, 233 S. 10th Street. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers a wide selection of cardio and strength training equipment, free weights, balance and other exercise aids. There is a $10 suggested monthly contribution for those ages 60 and over and a $15 monthly fee for those under age 60. All ages are welcome.
"Life's a hit when you're physically fit," said Peggy Apthorpe, Aging Partners Health and Fitness program coordinator. "As we age, working out and staying active becomes increasingly important. Getting in shape is always a popular New Year's resolution, but it is vital to seniors who want to remain independent, healthy and happy. Aging Partners can provide a low-cost, low-pressure resource in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere."
Apthorpe said Aging Partners works with all ages and fitness levels to achieve their objectives at a comfortable pace, whether those goals are to gain strength and flexibility, lose weight or just to feel better.
Aging Partners Health and Fitness also provides classes like Stepping On Fall Prevention, Movement and Music, Dynamic Movement, and varying levels of Tai Chi and Yoga at locations throughout the community. A regular Chair Tai Chi class meets Tuesday mornings at the Fitness Center. Certified personal trainers also are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment. There is a $4 suggested contribution per class for those ages 60 and over.
For additional program information, class times and locations, call 402-441-7575. For more information on Aging Partners, visit aging.lincoln.ne.gov.