Enhance®Fitness

Enhance®Fitness, a low-cost, evidence-based group exercise and falls prevention program, helps older adults at all levels of fitness become more active, energized, and empowered to sustain independent lives.

You can recognize an
Enhance®Fitness class by the relaxed atmosphere and the laughter in the room. A full hour of fun, Enhance®Fitness focuses on dynamic cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility — everything older adults need to maintain health and function as they age.

In a typical class, participants will experience:

  • A certified instructor with special training in bringing out the physical best from older adults
  • A 5-minute warm-up to get the blood flowing to the muscles
  • A 20-minute aerobic workout that gets participants moving to (optional) lively music that the class chooses
  • A 5-minute cool-down
  • A 20-minute strength training workout with soft cuff weights on the arms and legs (0 up to 20 pounds)
  • A 10-minute stretching workout to keep the muscles flexible
  • Dynamic and static balance exercises throughout the class
  • Lots of opportunities for participants to make new friends and acquaintances
  • Each class may include up to 25 participants, from the frail to the more fit

Contact

Meri Fetkovich, Senior Director of Health & Wellness, mfetkovich@youngstownymca.org or call 330-742-4788.