One in three Americans is now 50 or older and there is an increasing awareness of the importance of exercise for maintaining the quality of life and wellness.
As a ACE certified health coach with an older adult population specialty, I have expanded my group offerings to include SilverSneakers FLEX classes.
The SilverSneakers® fitness program is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events.
SilverSneakers® FLEX classes are designed to:
  • Bring physical activity outside of the traditional fitness center
  • Reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease
  • Help connect participants with others who share interest in a healthy life
This month, we began a weekly SilverSneakers FLEX group exercise class and an indoor walking group.

Strength, Stretch and Balance is held Tuesdays at 9 am at New Hope Baptist Church, 5856 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge, LA.  This 45 minute exercise class uses the BARRE Basics technique. Participants are asked to bring a mat (or large towel) to class. All levels are welcome and accommodated.  Class notice here.

The first class was held yesterday. 
I had a wonderful time with these lovely ladies and suspect the relaxation segment at the end was the favorite portion of the class.
The Indoor Walking Group kicks off today at Cortana Mall, 9401 Cortana Place, Baton Rouge, LA. Our group meets Wednesdays at 9 am for an invigorating 45 minute walk in climate controlled comfort. We start at the JC Penney stage (across from Macy’s).  Each session includes a guided stretching segment at the end. Class notice here.
These SilverSneakers FLEX offerings are free for SilverSneakers members. 1 out of 5 people 65 or older is eligible for a SilverSneakers membership. If you’re a group retiree, or part of a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement Health plan, you may already have a SilverSneakers membership. Visit silversneakers.com for more information or to check SilverSneakers benefits. 
If you are not a SilverSneakers member, classes are $3.  
Have questions, post in comments and I’ll get back to you. 
Take care, God bless and be well,
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